This story is dedicated to any parent who has had to give medicine to toddlers, and taking a dose as adults, and getting slightly off track in between. But don’t worry—there’s a happy ending. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s begin. It started with horrific screams in the middle of the … Continue reading A Dose of Our Own Medicine: An ear infection, a few wrong turns at Nisene Marks, and everyone drinks Unicorn Tears
After Tri Santa Cruz I was back in the saddle once again! Racing, feeling strong, and ready for anything, I started making plans for future races. Maybe I could finally knock out an Olympic triathlon by season’s end or a half marathon! You name it-- anything was possible. And then reality hit me in the … Continue reading Back to Basics: A Path and a Pilsner
Monterey and the Central Coast are notorious for fog and gloomy conditions throughout portions of the year, so much so that many locals will speak of the early summer as “June gloom” when the warm inland air meets the cool wet marine layer caused by the cold waters of the nearby Monterey trench off the … Continue reading Central Coast Saturday
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!
I am fortunate that I get to travel for work. I like to travel. My travels have taken me around the world and back again. Most of the time though I find myself running between gates in crowded airports, or stranded for hours in the confines of terminals without anywhere to go and only the … Continue reading The Layover
When I first met my wife over 10 years ago, going for runs was a common way for us to get to know each other. We were both runners, although Erin shifted from strictly running into triathlons. I was still a die hard, making the most out of trails to maximize my running potential. She … Continue reading The Running Date