Never underestimate the power of a solid network of people who believe in you. You never know who might be a friend of a friend and what kind of cool stuff they might do that might end up being a beneficial. Even if it’s someone who doesn’t even run, bike or swim (well, obviously, she [...]
Life is filled with cycles. I’m not talking about the kind with two wheels that we like to pedal around, as cool as those devices are. No, I’m talking about the waxing and waning of interest and energy toward different parts of our lives over time. Things change, priorities change, and as confusing as it [...]
Things went downhill fast yesterday afternoon. My throat started hurting and by the time I finished my final phone interview of the day, I felt woozy and unreasonably chilled. Sure enough, I had a mild fever. No running yesterday and still none today. I’ll be missing out on the lunch ride. Oh well…it’s cold out [...]
I know what you’re wondering. Other than boozing up triathletes at holiday parties, what other sorts of trouble is the AP causing? Oh, you know there’s trouble being caused. Not because I try to, but because it’s just my way to say things I think are so even though others might take exception. Well, that’s [...]
Then walk away. That’s a metaphor for what I just did tonight at a Triathlete Holiday Party. I brought some North Carolina Moonshine, got the real party started by taking the first shot from the bottle, then heckled as many people as possible to follow suit. The noise level of the party went up several [...]
A quick update to let everyone know that I’ve run every day this week since Monday. The runs haven’t been long, but I fit them in. Also worth noting is that all the Christmas shopping is done, but the Christmas cards are still on the to do list. The carpet and padding is ripped up [...]
There was a point during the Human Patterns certification course where we were going through Erik Erickson’s stages of psycho-social development (and the related aspects personality) when I saw a pattern that matched my experienced phases of involvement in multi-sport. Now that I’m going back over my poorly written notes and am relying on internet searches to [...]
Hey. I have a great idea. After all the hard work of removing carpeting, wall trim and carpet padding staples from the floor but not getting too much progress on the actual cork tiling, I was due for a little R&R.
R&R on a bike that is. A cycling friend organized a ride out of [...]
I finally made some time to get in a nice singletrack trail run. For me, these require daylight and being ready to run while I still have the sun lighting my way these days has been the dealbreaker. But today I made the time and went to Umstead and ran the Company Mill loop, a project which takes just under [...]
So today I finished up my 2 1/2 day Human Patterns recertification and boy was it good stuff! I have some new topics I’d like to morph into endurance or multi-sport topics, but that’s going to require more focused attention and research than I have time to apply right now.
Here’s my topics as I envision [...]