Leg Day. Just…Leg Day

“Just leave those heavy weights out, guys. Sunshine’s here for the next class.” So, today’s PlayFITStayFIT workout was a 1-2-3-4-5 format. Now, some of you may think that those are reps. They’re not. They’re not reps. They’re minutes... No no. I absolutely knew that. But even though there’s an enormous difference between five reps of … Continue reading Leg Day. Just…Leg Day

Promiseland 50k++ April, 2021

Went for a five mile walk down the greenway yesterday. Had to use Fall Risk and Rogue as handrails. When I stepped down off of sidewalks. Or embankments. Because my body was in full revolt. After spending the entirety of Saturday running. Up and down mountains. And just to add insult to actual injury. I … Continue reading Promiseland 50k++ April, 2021

Promiseland 50k++ 2021

Went for a five mile walk down the greenway yesterday. Had to use Fall Risk and Rogue as handrails. When I stepped down off of sidewalks. Or embankments. Because my body was in full revolt. After spending the entirety of Saturday running. Up and down mountains. And just to add insult to actual injury. I … Continue reading Promiseland 50k++ 2021

Puppies and Heavy Objects

I just got angry at someone. For pulling into the parking lot at work. At the same time as me. And this person didn’t even try to speak to me. It was just the threat of forced socialling. At 7:30am. That triggered my anger response. I continue to run through the standard 2020-2021 educator cycle … Continue reading Puppies and Heavy Objects

BRM Volunteer Restoration

Here's what I've realized about me. This week. When my back is at its absolute angriest, there are exactly two things that make it feel better. Rogue's elbows. And lifting heavy things. And when my soul is at its absolute tiredest, there are exactly three things that restore it. Running mountains. Working with kids. And … Continue reading BRM Volunteer Restoration

Bastardized Blue Ridge Virtual Marathon

I keep clearing my throat. I think there may still be a little piece of cheeseburger lodged in there. See, what happened was... People kept posting about the need for volunteers for Blue Ridge Marathon. And I kept worrying about how in hell I was gonna run Promiseland 50k++ the week after running Blue Ridge … Continue reading Bastardized Blue Ridge Virtual Marathon

Spring Break Trail Rules

I said the words Spring Break to Beautiful Beastie a week ago. And her brain started doing what it does. And it kicked it off with that Jennings Creek madness. On Saturday. And kept working from there. So, she decided to take Tiny Brazilian and I to her favorite place. In the entire world. Hanging … Continue reading Spring Break Trail Rules

Spring Break Kickoff

Just had a 13 minute conversation with one of my neighbors. Without being awkward even once. I mean...it was probably something like 13 minutes. Obviously I don’t know exactly how long the conversation was. I wasn’t...timing it...or anything... So I’m feeling pretty good about my start to Spring Break. I kicked it off with 20 … Continue reading Spring Break Kickoff