"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." TE Lawrence

Monday, February 22, 2010

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Faster, Higher, Stronger the Olympic Motto

Can we realy achieve this without performance enhancing drugs. I truely believe we have achieved the boundries of human endurance. Some Scientist think so, and they say the only way for athletes to achieve new performance records is through technology or cheating.

Great artical by Sheri Roan from the Los Angeles Times.http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1183510&lang=eng_news&cate_img=logo_world&cate_rss=WORLD_eng

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Civic Duty

Time to go out and do your civic duty. Somewhere someone is missing

Monday, February 8, 2010


Thanks Brooks and Run For Your Life. For the chance to win some free gear. I was lucky #5 in the fastest lace contest. Held second place until the weekend. Cant wait to try out the new Brooks gear.

MCAlpine Creek

Today I had a chance to scope out a new run. MC Alpine creek. The soccer mom van needed repairs. I dropped it off at the dealer and told them to call me when they found the problem. I took off running, expecting a call with in the hour.
After getting off the main road I found the mid point street entrance to the green way. Never running this one before I made my decision to head north. From the point I entered to the end was about 2.5 miles of wide gravel and asphalt. A couple of nice bridges. It was quiet and wide open. I could see the rains last week over flooded the creek, but it had dried out well over the weekend.
I maxed out that end so I turned around to see what the other end had. Still no phone call. In the middle i found the start lines for a 5k cross country course. (not today) 4 miles later and I get to the other end. Still no phone call. I decided to find my way back to the dealer. 2 hours and 12.3 later they still had not made the decision to call me with what was wrong.
I get things settled with the dealership. They give me a ride home. They keep the van overnight. Now I'm sitting here with sore legs wanting my gear bag.
I cant complain too much I found a new running spot. Maybe I'll run to get the van tomorrow.

Gotta run.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Rain, Rain go away...

100% chance of rain. I don't mind running in a light warm rain. 39 deg and constant downpour NO THANKS. It's mornings like this I wish I still had that membership to the Y. Yet for the few spring days like this I can survive.

I can take the time to overload on a high carb breakfast and prepare for a rainy Saturday run. Two great opportunities tomorrow to run for Haiti. I wish I had enough time to knock out the dollars for miles run. I'll stick with the 5k donating new and used shoes to Haiti.