Thanksgiving Miles

Thanksgiving Miles

Thanksgiving Miles

Well, it was not “your” ordinary Turkey Trot. I skipped the official Turkey trot here in Highlands Ranch yesterday and went for my own version of a Thanksgiving Run. The weather was pretty much perfect for a run. Temperatures were at 60 degrees when I left my house and there was only a little wind going. I wasn’t sure how far I would want to go and so just picked a route where I would have many options to adjust the distance as needed. I should have brought some water along for the run, but I did not and so I felt quite thirsty when I came home after 11 miles. The route I picked turned out to be very hilly in the end and I felt the effort for sure, but it’s all good. [Read more…]

My Next Marathon – Little Rock Marathon 2015

Little Rock Marathon 2015

Little Rock Marathon 2015

So, I set my eyes on the next marathon and decided to run the Little Rock 2015 Marathon in Arkansas. Now, Arkansas might not necessarily be the most interesting state, but one of my goals in life is to visit all 50 US states before I turn 50 and since I do not know what else to do in Arkansas, why not run a marathon?! I am currently at 45 states with my count and have only 5 left to go. Arkansas is on that list of 5 states I want to visit, so there you have it. The Little Rock Marathon became quite “famous” this year (2014) because of some crazy weather conditions and I really hope that 2015 will be very different in a good way. I heard that the race has been very well organized in the past and that is always something a runner will appreciate. [Read more…]

Polar Vortex Running

Polar Vortex Running at 5.00 AM

Polar Vortex Running at 5.00 AM

I do not know why the media is now labeling every cold front to be a Polar Vortex, but I guess it sounds to cool they use it until they find something new to call it. Anyway, yesterday morning it was 52 degrees when I went for my run, today it was a whopping 10 degrees when I went running. And tomorrow the forecast shows even lower temperatures. Not fun, but I still like to go running and so I will have to bundle up just a little more then I guess. Fortunately I do not have problems breathing in the cold and I really enjoy being out there – even though I might not necessarily say just nice words when talking about it. [Read more…]