Monthly Archives: January 2019

the ultra minimalist steeplechase

The trouble with the 5k is that it’s not glamorous. You’ll never impress your co-worker in the break room by mentioning you ran a 5k race over the weekend. Actually I work at home so the only person in the … Continue reading

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trailing off

Some days are just trail days. We go to the Pima Canyon trailhead. We’re planning on the National to Mormon Loop. Big fun. But then we arrive and it’s almost like it’s a national holiday or something. It’s like Disneyland … Continue reading

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boris the bat boy

Ma was a big conspiracy theorist. Too much free time led her to internet wackos pitching all sorts of dastardly deeds foisted upon the unsuspected public. Her hands-down favorite: Chemtrails. A plot by mysterious forces to poison us with chemicals, … Continue reading

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it never gets easier

On my way to to the track, an NPR show’s host was interviewing a software guy who wrote a program that’s now worth $9 billion. The interviewer asked if his approach to work has changed now that he has that … Continue reading

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the Year of Fleshman

“When you recognize that failing doesn’t make you a failure,” the prophet Fleshman wrote, “you give yourself permission to try all sorts of things.” Today’s all sorts of thing was a 12-minute mile. It felt fine, in an oh my … Continue reading

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