Frustrated runner is frustrated

My marathon training is driving me completely bonkers. I am not even close to quitting this, and until this point I have avoided dwelling on the whole thing, feeling that putting my hazy thoughts into silent or uttered words would be feeding the beast that does not need an extra meal. At this point, however, I’m hoping that a…

The hippest bar recipe

Above is one search result when you are me and you do a search of your Flickr images on the term “bar”. More shenanigans with places and food can be seen on the results page, here: it’s a nice reminder that I do get around, both in my kitchen and around the world. Alas, today…

Ragnar Relay 2011: Better. Still good.

My Ragnar Relay event this year started a day earlier than usual, with a visit to the nearest Minute Clinic: I’d been suffering through cold/flu symptoms for 2 weeks. I figured that if I had to suffer those symptoms, I’d like to go into a 24+ hour endurance race armed with at least 1 prescription…

“If it were easy we wouldn’t be here…”

I heard the above words at the check-in area for the Afton Trail Run, this past Saturday. I was there as a volunteer; the speaker was there as a runner. I’ve run this run (the 25k version) once before. I didn’t agree with him: I’ve found that preparing properly for races is the hard part….