The Step You Don’t Want to Take

I’ve heard it a lot. I’ve repeated it back to myself. When things get hard, I remind myself of it. The things worth doing are hard.  It’s easy to do the easy things. They take very little willpower and very little worry. Very little courage. Very little vulnerability is required of me. But the things…

Too Many Reasons To Not Quit

Every Saturday it’s the same thing. I wake up anticipating how far I need to run and planning what I’ll do if I don’t make my goal. I then check The Weather Channel app to see when the warmest part of the day will be. After running for what I had thought had been an exceptional…

A Running Plan that Works

Visions, goals, and hopes come second to systems, routines, and habits. During my long run I remembered an exercise principle that helps me in deciding on a workout program. The only workout that works is the one that you will do. It’s simple and true. If someone hates cardio, then the best cardio workout program…

On Saturdays I Run

Two observations I made after reversing my running route: 1) there are more hills than I remembered and 2) running apps should give extra credit for running uphill. There have now been three weeks when I have used Saturdays as my longer running days. The first Saturday I had a cinnamon bun for breakfast and went…

Saturday I ran

One of the things I have been meaning to do for years now is to get better at running. I know “get better” is not really a great goal, so I’ll explain. For years I have enjoyed the thought of running, but not the activity of running. I even took a 1 hour elective running…