Sunday, November 27, 2016

If I am lost it's only for a little while

I can hear you
Now and then, the sound is almost gone
Well, I'd be near you
If you were willing to be near anyone
- Band of Horses

I did a rather awful 3.5 around the neighborhood today. My lungs ache. Dr will hopefully have solutions tomorrow.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


So I was lost, go count the cost,
Before you go to the Holland Road,
With your heart like a stone you spared no time in lashing out,
And I knew your pain and the effect of my shame, but you cut me down,
You cut me down
Mumford & Sons - Holland Road

I got a beautiful run on the mountain today. It was cool and overcast. I contemplated where I was last year at this time, and how different my life is today than what I thought it would be. A lot happens in a year. I feel compassion for myself and others. We've all been lost before. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Just because her youth is fading
Doesn't mean she's not worth dating

Seeing some bare naked ladies tonite to celebrate my 3.5 mile godawful neighborhood run.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


I hadn't run since Sunday when I did 4.5 on the mountain so I was a little disheartened when I had to go to dinner last night in San Diego, this leaving my running clothes crisp and clean in my suitcase. But I had a very fortunate window after meetings today and before my flight, so I searched the map for a beach to finish the day and I was so lucky to get in a 4.5 mile run/hike in Torrey Pines. What a beautiful and uplifting experience. It was my favorite kind of run - exploring a place I've never been. Alas, I missed my airport drinking window. Fortunately I got an upgrade on my flight and am sipping wine delicately in first class whilst emitting a raucous stench from my sweaty body. Lucky guy sitting next to me.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The heart of a man

Oh, the heart of a man
The secrets they bury within
And oh, the causes that force his poor hand Lead to being enslaved, this deceiving again
- Band of Horses

I just wrote a cool post that disappeared. Something about feeling like a stranger in my own country. I don't have the energy or heart to write it again. I did 3.5 today and Tuesday.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Are you alone like me?
Alone but not lonely
- Jimmy Eat World

I'm so glad JEW is making music again. Today I took to the mountain and it wasn't pretty. First time since Bisbee, I believe, which was awesome and fun btw. I waited until 12:30 to go and of course it was hot. Ran some good parts on the way up but not much on the way down. Last Friday I did 3.5 around the hood for the sole purpose of sweating off a couple pounds for my weigh in - this after spending an unplanned and unwanted night in LA after my flight was cancelled. If this heat would let up I would be much better!! Yesterday I spent some time touring around northern AZ, a little light hiking but no running, and I was reminded why I love it here so much.