Long runs followed by pancakes are a sweet combination.  Particularly if someone else is doing the cooking! Can’t be beat any combination of fruit, nuts, syrup, and whip cream covering a stack of hot cakes! Unbeknownst to select restaurants there was a contest combining a morning long run with an order of their best short stack.  Here are the four [...]

Cuts and Hucks

Blame it on my PT.  I caught more cutthroat trout and picked more huckleberries then I logged miles in August and early September.  Guess I heeded his advice about recovery from a painful injury.  “Go fishing” were his exact words.  So once I could hobble down the trail I did just that.  Incorporating 4 hikes into high mountain lakes proved [...]

Goodbye Bobcats

It is never easy saying goodbye.  All of us would prefer to say hello.  I remember the first time I met Pat. As he strode across the lobby of the MSU Brick Breeden Fieldhouse –he had a skip in his step and a smile that exuded energy.  With his rancher strength handshake and strong “hello – my name is Pat [...]

Lions and tigers and grizzly bears oh my!

 “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say “You step into the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Bilbo Baggins (J.R.R. Tolkien 1954; The Lord of the Rings, ISBN 0-618-00222-7. I agree with Mr. Baggins that it is a dangerous business [...]

Time to Say Thank You – Special Edition

Special Edition of “Enjoy the Run Blog” What a week in the world of distance running.  Boston performances – well the word I am using to describe what happened in Massachusetts on Monday is “epic”. Both men’s and women’s races were poignant examples of the depth of the talent pool at the current world/elite level.  Regarding Ryan Hall’s performance – [...]