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Rock Ready

Are you ready for the rocks of life? Challenges and obstacles roll through our path sometimes blocking our way. These difficulties can be minor or they can be major and transformative. But we all confront them and we can struggle in the navigation process. With some...

Safe Shadows

Sprinting through September, or so it seems. Have you noticed the long September shadows? As we move further into fall the brightness of the sun is accompanied by longer shadows that block some of the sunlight. In evening sometimes these shadows fade almost...

Buffalo Fun Run Surprises

Surprises! We all love them, don’t we? A few weeks ago, on September 10, 2017, I ran the Buffalo Run 5 mile race at Pioneers Park here in Lincoln, Nebraska. ‘Twas a race with some surprises (some good, some challenging). The first beautiful surprise of...

Versatility: Go Deep Diversely

V is for versatility. Versatility is a challenging yet wonderful skill that is not fully utilized or emphasized enough. With this skill, we can be more flexible and adaptable to adjust our life to constantly-changing conditions. And versatility is important for all of...

Grow & Go with a Glow

Wherever we go, we should always grow and go with a glow. Growth is not always easy, it is not a straight path. There are hills and obstacles that will try to interfere, even doubts and fears. But if we are persistent and consistent, we can succeed. Likewise, whenever...

Snappy Altitude Garmin Fix

Got altitude? Even here in the plains, the flatlands, we have altitude issues. Unfortunately, these issues have plagued me with my Garmin Fenix 3HR GPS watch. However, there is a snappy solution to these problems that involved Snapchat and manual calibration of your...

Orange Night Run 5k

Flashing back a few weeks to August 5, I raced in the Orange Night Run 5k. It was a good opportunity to see how my legs would feel after racing in the Cornhusker State Games 5k a week before. Fortunately, thanks to Mizuno and BibRave, I had some orange clothes and...

Midsummer Nights Run

Now, fair runners, let us welcome pleasant midsummer night runs while being properly illuminated with bright reflective clothing and running gear to keep us safe. Summer evening and night runs are common for many of us, allowing us to avoid the heat and humidity of...

Older but Bolder

As we grow older, we are challenged in different ways and to overcome these challenges successfully, we must become bolder and more courageous. There’s a misconception and presumption that we grow slower as we age as runners and that’s not necessarily...

Lean Safely Away from Danger

When we face decisions, do we consistently lean safely away from danger(s) that we may encounter? Some decisions are easier than others. For example: in the summer–to carry water or not, to wear a headlamp when running in the dark or not. But others might lead...