Without a doubt Washington DC is one of the most scenic, beautiful, and alluring cities in the country. With its iconic landmarks and monuments, the Potomac River running along its western shore, and the quaint neighborhoods sprinkled throughout, Washington DC is a melting pot of culture, beauty, and history. Beyond the beauty of the city, … Continue reading City of Secrets
Sometimes you get into a funk in training and you find yourself struggling just to get a run in. Life has stepped in and more and more you find yourself procrastinating workouts, making excuses, and slowly watching your training plan fall apart. This was how I felt in late April: after a great March, I … Continue reading Fiesta!
Sometimes you can’t always be an athlete, sometimes you’re the athletic supporter. I don’t know who said that or when I first heard it, but as I sat watching my third hour of “Paw Patrol” with my daughter in a hotel room near Auburn, California, I tried to remember. It was pouring rain outside and … Continue reading Athletic Supporter
On the morning of my last day in Garmisch, I headed out for one more run. The sun shone through brightly after two days of overcast and a moderate snowfall. The air stood crisp and clear in the February light. I headed up alone this time into the mountains to press myself once again on … Continue reading Garmisch Part 3: Vindication
For me the town of Garmisch is synonymous with a sense of peace. Growing up there life seemed innocent and still sweet. As children we played outside all day and came home for dinner. We took a shuttle bus from our neighborhood to the city’s downtown to an American movie theater for Saturday matinees without … Continue reading Garmisch Part 2: Kriegskappelle
We’ve all had that teacher growing up who helped to make us the person we are today. Hard, strict, demanding, and disciplined are but a few of the characteristics which come to mind in identifying these master educators. I had them several times in my life: second grade it was Mrs. Brinson; sixth grade, Mr. … Continue reading The Teacher