Thursday, June 30, 2011

keeping Cool

Keeping hydrated on a hot summer day is very challenging. If you carry a drink with you, it will warm within minutes.Try these tricks of the trade. When you must run long on hot days, try to pick a route with a water fountain. Use your imagination. Remember community parks, libraries and supermarkets have them. And if you must, carry change to buy a bottle water at your local filling station or 7-11. Make several stops if needed. Stop in, get a drink, and Keep It Moving.

Now go beat the Heat!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Have you had a wiped-out week yet? If you have, a total bummer right. Your weekend went nowhere. The yard work was a drag. Too many things to do in the crib. You couldn't find a free minute even if you had flava flav's clock. Just couldn't find time for a run. No problem, you'll do it Monday morning. Wrong! you woke up early but your body wouldn't. Now you're starting to get bit up-tight . But wait, you remember waz up, you've been here before. You'll rush home from work, change your threads and hit the road. So you peeled off to your gig hoping the day goes by quickly. Wrong again, it went on forever. Your boss was tripping. Meetings were so far out, they made your ears bleed and traffic on the way home was wack. To top it off, the kids socked it to you as soon as you walked through the door. Now there goes your evening run. Truth be told, your entire week is about shot . Just can not find time to  run. Now it's time to re-group. Finished the week as best you can. Chill at the Pad. Plan to make the seen on the weekend.Get a fresh startand run strong. Now can you dig it?

Groove on!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.''


How extraordinary that a great man,so long ago, made such an insightful statement. If Plato believed that we should be running, then we must.

So Keep On Trucking !

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Born To Run

When my son Matthew was baby, all he could do was slide around on his stomach. Frankly, I can't remember seeing him crawl much. Then one day the funniest thing happened. He stood up and started to run.Walking wasn't on his mind at all. He would run around the dining room table until he tire himself out. After a brief rest, off he go again. You could offen see him running in place. He ran everywhere. After his first week of  Pre-K, I asked his teacher how he was doing. Her first words were,"Boy, he sure runs a lot". Matthew is 9 years old now and he is still running. Make running a family affair. (Picture of Matthew running at the age of six.)

Stay Healthy Together!


About Me

My photo
I have been running for more than 30 years injury free. I've run distances from 5K to marathons. My running consist of 30 to 40 mile weeks.I enjoy road races on weekend.