A Running Clock Time is a funny thing. It’s one of the few things that is simultaneously subjective and objective. It is subjectively experienced all of the time while remaining objectively measured at all times. Running a 400m sprint in 48 seconds feels a lot longer than 48 seconds watching a movie. It’s still 48Continue reading “A Running Clock: Thoughts on Time”
Like a needy spouse, running constantly asks me, “Do you love me.” Of course I say, “sure honey.” I’m no fool. But dammit sometimes running can be a bitch. Other times, the sweetest thing in my life. It hurts, it makes me grow. It is always there. Running and I have a complicated relationship.
A wise man once told me, “if you’re not assessin’ your guessin’.” It’s tempting to read studies, draw conclusions and change your behavior. I must admit, I do this all the time. To better measure the impact of an intervention testing is important. Read part 1 of 3 my gut microbiome series here – “Poop: howContinue reading “My Microbiome data is in; I Need a Re-count”
Stay Ready: it’s important to Stay Ready all the time “Stay ready” what does this mean? Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am extremely interested in all aspects of the fitness world. I appreciate high levels of competition. From Tetris Championships to Marathons in the woods, I like to stay ready for aContinue reading “Stay Ready in Life”
Here is what I accomplished this weekend: 1. Got Hammered. 2. Skipped a 10k I was signed up for. 3. Watched 5 episodes of Game of Thrones (cool show by the way, I’m late to the party.) 4. Pissed off My Fiance who wasn’t even in town. 5. At age 32 played beer pong. (1-1Continue reading “Perfection is a Moving Target”
Recently I set out on a mission to fix my gut. I hoped to improve my food intolerances and clear up my skin. Compiling quantitative data was important to me during this process. Going into this process I knew my data wouldn’t be proof of any one thing because I changed so many variables at once. Nevertheless,Continue reading “Ubiome Post Intervention Data”
Three legends of the sport had recently wrapped up their cool down and were gathering their things in the parking lot outside of the Spartan Sprint venue in Washougal, WA. My friend Phil and I were getting ready to head back to Portland to catch our flight back to San Francisco. Luckily we had timeContinue reading “Close to Greatness, Far From Great: Washougal Race Recap”
The last year and a half has brought out of me a newfound dedication and passion for training. Despite my new resolve to train and compete, immediately before the Sacramento Super Spartan race, I found myself in a state of lull I haven’t experienced since my final few months as a collegiate track athlete. WhyContinue reading “Turning Turmoil Into Triumph: Obstacle Racing As a True North”
The trail has a way of exposing you as a runner. In my career as a distance runner, I have had many ups and downs. Applied to pacing and training volume, my sprinters mentality has not translated particularly well to the longer distances. As a 32 year old I know I can’t sprint anymore. Life isContinue reading “Woodside Crossover Trail Race Recap”
I think a lot about my poop. I look at my poop. I smell my poop. I pay attention to the frequency, ease of pooping, volume and consistency of my poop on a daily basis. Last week I took it to the next level and put my poop in the mail.