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Faster Frigidity

Today, I ran the GSK 10k Run in Lincoln for the first time. It was a fast frigid adventure. Cold and wind dominated the race (this seems to be a persistent theme this year for the last few races). The race starts and finishes at Holmes Park/Holmes Lake in Lincoln. I...

Tech Difficulties & Strapless Running

Well, it’s been a very frustrating, maddening week of unexpected technical difficulties with fitness and running technology. You don’t realize how dependent on technology you are until that tech fails. Then run-tech is no longer high fun-tech. It’s fright-tech! First, MyFitnessPal app (at least the mobile version on my iphone) crashed and “went rogue” on […]

Well, it’s been a very frustrating, maddening week of unexpected technical difficulties with fitness and running technology. You don’t realize how dependent on technology you are until that tech fails. Then run-tech is no longer high fun-tech. It’s...

Bronzed Middle Ages

Racing through the Middle Ages…I mean my middle ages… First of all, I hope you are not upset at me blending the Bronze and Middle Ages together. I’m not trying to be historically confusing. But I’m middle-aged and well, more about the bronze… Saturday, I ran the Energy 5k as part of the Cornhusker State […]

Racing through the Middle Ages…I mean my middle ages… First of all, I hope you are not upset at me blending the Bronze and Middle Ages together. I’m not trying to be historically confusing. But I’m middle-aged and well, more about the...

May the 4th be with You!

Howdy pardners! How are you? It’s Lincoln Marathon weekend and I forgot to taper (HATE TAPERING!), so no marathon running for me this weekend. My daughter and I are volunteering to help for several hours so I’ll be on the giving end of water, sports drinks, gels, and “runner snacks” instead of the receiving end […]

Howdy pardners! How are you? It’s Lincoln Marathon weekend and I forgot to taper (HATE TAPERING!), so no marathon running for me this weekend. My daughter and I are volunteering to help for several hours so I’ll be on the giving end of water, sports...

Philippians 4:13 Divine Runlog

Today, on day 135 of my runstreak, I ran a Biblical quantity, 4.13 miles as measured by Garmin Connect and Runkeeper. Ironic: those two measurers almost never align. I was going for a 4 mile run. When I saw the numbers and that they aligned with my favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:13 (“I can do […]

Today, on day 135 of my runstreak, I ran a Biblical quantity, 4.13 miles as measured by Garmin Connect and Runkeeper. Ironic: those two measurers almost never align. I was going for a 4 mile run. When I saw the numbers and that they aligned with my favorite Bible...

Happy SPRING!

Happy Spring y’all! Spring has Sprung! It sure feels good to have winter behind us, doesn’t it? This will be brief because we are in the middle of March Madness! Lots of running and walking here. Interestingly enough, my new vivofit arrived yesterday just minutes before March Madness basketball started! vivofit is the Garmin equivalent […]

Happy Spring y’all! Spring has Sprung! It sure feels good to have winter behind us, doesn’t it? This will be brief because we are in the middle of March Madness! Lots of running and walking here. Interestingly enough, my new vivofit arrived yesterday just...

SunnySnowDog Sneaux Day!

Happy sunny Snow Dog Sneaux Day! We got some snow last night so our daughter and lots of other kids are excited about their snow-or is it sneaux?-day! Many of us noticed today that God gave us a rare, special treat for the polar vortex blast we shoveled and drove through this morning. At first, […]

Happy sunny Snow Dog Sneaux Day! We got some snow last night so our daughter and lots of other kids are excited about their snow-or is it sneaux?-day! Many of us noticed today that God gave us a rare, special treat for the polar vortex blast we shoveled and drove...

Handle Adversity and Chaos-10 tips

Let’s be honest: sometimes bad things happen in life over which you have no control. How can you juggle adversity and chaos without being overwhelmed by them? Expect the unexpected and try to be prepared for (almost) anything-that will get you through many scenarios. First scenario: Surprise! Your Garmin/and/or GPS device/phone dies. How well do […]

Let’s be honest: sometimes bad things happen in life over which you have no control. How can you juggle adversity and chaos without being overwhelmed by them? Expect the unexpected and try to be prepared for (almost) anything-that will get you through many...
How to Run Pyramidic Fartlek

How to Run Pyramidic Fartlek

Running friends have asked me to explain what pyramidic fartlek is and how I run it. Pyramidic fartlek is a stepped approach in which you run with “speed play” through different interval speeds, ascending to top speed and descending back to a slow jog or walk. For example, one of the most popular fartlek formats […]

Running friends have asked me to explain what pyramidic fartlek is and how I run it. Pyramidic fartlek is a stepped approach in which you run with “speed play” through different interval speeds, ascending to top speed and descending back to a slow jog or...

Hip-Hip-Hooray!

   Well, it’s been an interesting month of speed drills and sore hips (yes, both of them). I’ve broken my 5k PR a few times (maybe 4X?). Then Saturday’s run left an unexpectedly deeper, lasting impression. Within a few steps after starting my run, I was “Garmin blind”: when your Garmin timekeeper watch switches from […]

   Well, it’s been an interesting month of speed drills and sore hips (yes, both of them). I’ve broken my 5k PR a few times (maybe 4X?). Then Saturday’s run left an unexpectedly deeper, lasting impression. Within a few steps after starting my run, I...