Sunday, April 29, 2018

Been gone for a while.....I'm back!

Well, I've been gone for a while.  Actually, forgot about this blog some years ago.  Life gets in the way sometimes.  I haven't posted for almost 7 years.  Still running!  I have now run 100 miles each month since February 2007.  That's 11 years and 1 month.  After tomorrow I can add another month to that streak.  I've been running in Alaska for almost 19 years.  I'm growing tired of running in winter.  The snow and ice have taken their toll over the last many years.  I look forward to vacations to warm climates every year so I can run in shorts and a t-shirt.  I'm still running with some of my winter gear in late April.  Age has also taken a toll on the old body.  Couple that with the cold weather and this old body needs some sun and warmth.  In order to get my miles this month I have to run today and it's in the low 40's with 20-30 mph winds.  These are the days I earn it, but I don't enjoy it.  That's enough for now.  Later.....

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Homeless Hanky Panky!!!

Back in April 2011 I was running on a beautiful Alaska spring day. It was about 50 degrees and sunny. After a long winter 50 felt really nice! I ran by two homeless people (one male and one female). They were sitting on a bench that is on the trail. They were fully dressed and being "affectionate" with one another. I ran a little longer than I normally do hoping they would be done with their affectionate when I came back around. Well, that's what I get for thinking! They were completely naked from the waist down and having sex!!! Oh, good grief. It made me sick to my stomach. I had to run right by them! They could have cared less. This was on a busier part of the trail too!

Ok, watch for moose, bears, cars, and the homeless having sex!

consecutive months

I've run at least 100 miles a month for 53 consecutive months! That dates back to February 2007. I do almost anything I can to ensure that I achieve my monthly goal!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Just got back from a business trip in Colorado. I must say, running on dry pavement was VERY nice. Now I'm back in Alaska, running on snow and ice. I have to say, looking forward to Tucson in several years.......permanently.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Running on snow and ice

Ahhh, well I've been running on snow and ice for about a week now. First snowfall on the lower hillside was Saturday and for the rest of Anchorage it was Sunday. Nothing like running on loose snow on top of ice to keep you on your feet. Pun intended. It will do nothing but get worse from here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall running in Alaska

Well, our wonderful summer has come to a close. Each day's run is met with falling yellow leaves and a "bite" in the air that reminds you winter is literally nipping at your heels. The mountains are about 40% covered with snow. Every week it will get a little bit lower down the mountains and then we'll be making snow angels for the next 7 months.

This time of the year the forest can smell a little rotten. I guess everything is dying out and the smell can be quite horrible. A wet, rotten dog is the best way to describe it.

Yesterday I went for around on a new trail. The trail isn't done yet, much to my dismay and I ended up running in the forest. Very eerie and spooky running in the woods. Every stump and fallen tree looks like a bear or a moose! The bears and moose can be cranky this time of year, so it's best to be very cautious when running in their backyard (so to speak). I had told myself I wasn't going to run in the forest any more because of the bears, but when the new trail ended it left with me nowhere else to really go. I'll try not to do it again.

Any one of my next blogs could definitely be about the "first" snowfall. Give me a freakin' break!!!

consecutive 100 mile/month streak is still alive and kicking

Let's see (I'm counting on my fingers and toes) I've got 31 months in a row with at least 100 miles in each of those months. After 3 more days of running I'll have month 32.