Depression Is A Disease Of Perspective

Earlier this week, I was watching a video game critic’s deep-dive analysis of The Last of Us Part II. For the non-gamers of the world, The Last of Us is a two-part video game series created by the publishing company Naughty Dog. It’s part shooter, part survival horror, and part grim post-apocalyptic role playing gameContinue reading “Depression Is A Disease Of Perspective”

A Metric Half-Century and An Obsession With Broadway

A month ago, I tried to tackle a metric half-century (50k) but I miscalculated the imperial distance needed and I actually went 49K which is close but not enough. So today was the day for redemption. The temperature was pretty pleasant and the wind was 5-10mph coming out of the North so I’d only haveContinue reading “A Metric Half-Century and An Obsession With Broadway”

Reunited! (And it feels so good)

I got my bike back! Hallelujah. I feel complete again AND I finally get to listen to more of The Dresden Files. Alright … slight confession … I did cheat a little and I re-listened to older books in the series while I was walking and running because I’m trying to get my friends toContinue reading “Reunited! (And it feels so good)”

Down For the Count … But Not Out of the Race

I thought about calling this blog post “Pity Party: Table for One” but after some processing and mental fortitude I realize that I don’t want to throw a pity party anymore. Sorry me. I take back my invitation. The Pity Party is cancelled. But I think it’s important to detail the events that led upContinue reading “Down For the Count … But Not Out of the Race”

Biking, Running, Hiking, and Bird Murder

Instead of posting several short blog updates day-by-day of my activities I thought it would be more efficient to just give a weekend update. Saturday, March 23rd This weekend called for rain and scattered storms so I tried to plan my workouts around the weather. It was suppose to rain all day on Saturday soContinue reading “Biking, Running, Hiking, and Bird Murder”

That Metric Half-Century Is So Close That I Can Taste It!

Today’s bike ride was an LSD day and I started out with no agenda other than ‘bike for as long or as far as you want.’ Well, I ended up biking 30.14 miles today, and I feel pretty damn good. Around this time last year, I was dying just biking 10-12 miles in one trip.Continue reading “That Metric Half-Century Is So Close That I Can Taste It!”

So…Bike Sprints/HIIT Isn’t THAT Bad

After Wednesday’s rain, I was forced to push my bike sprints forward another day. I finally got out there yesterday (Thursday) and got ’em done. After a brief Google search, I stumbled onto Cycling.com and their HIIT circuit for biking. I made a few small modifications since I’m on a hybrid/gravel bike and not aContinue reading “So…Bike Sprints/HIIT Isn’t THAT Bad”

A Long-Slow Distance Day with My Sister

Long-slow distance days were my favorite days in Cross Country running when I was in high school. I was already a slow runner so having a day where it was okay to be “slow” was a boost to my morale. Ego aside, the science behind long-slow distance (LSD) days lends well to my current andContinue reading “A Long-Slow Distance Day with My Sister”

Let’s Talk About Rail Trails

If you’re like me, the term “rail trail” may sound self-explanatory and also highly obscure at the same time. When I first heard the term, I had no idea that the trail I had been using for the past year and a half is just that…a rail trail. So what is a rail trail? SimplyContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Rail Trails”