And this is what is sounds like when men cry…

So its 9:15 on a Friday morning and there I am getting my hands wrapped for a workout at TITLE Boxing. If you haven’t tried this you really should. (And the first one is free, too.) If you have tried it, you know what is coming next… the toughest hour long workout I think I have ever done. Here is the drill: The first 15 minutes is a warm up. After stretching, jogging, calisthenics, jumping jacks, lunging and squats I thought the workout could be…

Why I hate to waste a day…

It is a moment of light surrounded on all sides by darkness and oblivion.  In the entire history of the universe, let alone in your own history, there has never been another just like it and there never will be another just like it again.  It is the point to which all your yesterdays have been leading since the hour of your birth.  It is the point from which all your tomorrows will proceed until the hour of your death.  If you were aware how…

Later is better than never, right?

OK, so I am a but late, but I am finally reading Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods”. I found a copy at a library book sale for $1.00. Felt rather like the literary universe was pointing out an omission in my reading history. And so, three quarters of the way through, I am reminded how much I love Bryson’s works and how sad they make me at the same time. Yes, sad. I am not sure how you can read his books (and I…

Where does the time go!

Seriously. I know it has been a while. <sigh> I hate to make promises to be better now as it sounds too much like a resolution. And I think we all know how the go. Speaking of which, I signed up for a resolution run on 1/1. I ran one last year and it is a great way to start the year. This one is a 5k trail run. You should search for them in your area. I do want to wish everyone a Merry…

I love a Friday…

I feel like I have said it before and I know I will say it again, but I love Fridays. I think it is because I was born on a Friday. And while most Fridays are grand you sometimes get Fridays like this. First off the weather is perfect. Second of all there is lunch from La Benedicion in pop-up park. And third, well while this unemployment thing is becoming a drag I cannot tell you how happy I am to not have to go…

Summer leads to Fall…

Emotionally, at least, this weekend seems to transition from summer to fall. (I say emotionally because as I stood sweating in line at Lonerider for the 7 Shades of Betty it sure felt like high summer. But more on that later.) And so as I ran this morning I was thinking that this may have been my best summer in a long, long time. Yes, being unemployed has had it downer moments, but it also let me turn a 12 hour drive into a 6…

When the past comes alive…

So this morning started with a bike ride from the campsite across Gathwright Dam. I know the six miles don’t seem like much but the over 1,000 ft climb gave this Flat Carolina boy something to think about. And then off to Hot Springs (www.discoverbath.com). I lived here (twice, actually) in the late 80’s to early 90’s. I have been trying to recall, but I don’t think I have been back since I moved out. What a grand place. It was great to see what…