• Mountain adventures
  • Type 2 fun: week in review

    A key component of mountain running, regardless of how fast you are, is the belief that Type II fun is actually fun. Fortuitously, the mountains themselves encourage this belief. The mountainous Type II fun Last Tuesday I hiked/ran (but mostly hiked) Mount Baldy. I’m in a local running group on FB where some people – […]

  • Life adventures
  • More trails, please: week in review

    After my foot’s little freak out last weekend, it decided everything was fine by Tuesday. So things were back to normal this week – except for some of my garden plants, which I left in the afternoon sun too long while hardening off. They got whatever the plant equivalent of sunburn is. It’s looking like […]

  • Life adventures
  • Deja vu: week in review

    So I decided to run the race I talked about last week. I woke up Saturday morning and started getting ready to go, but then I noticed it: a slight, but definitely present, pain in my foot, right at the same spot where I had a mysterious injury a few months ago. I moved around […]

  • Running
  • 5 albums to listen to on the run

    I meticulously curate race playlists. Unless my entire race plan blows up, I’ll be listening to exactly the song I want from the start to the finish line. My day-to-day running playlists, though, are a hodgepodge. And if I put one of those playlists on shuffle, I inevitably end up hearing the exact wrong song […]