Miles & Mountains

500 miles from home. Traffic moving at a leisurely pace that we'll be apart of for the next six hours. We'll arrive home, unpack, go to bed, and head back into reality once again tomorrow. When I was a kid there was a cartoon on the Disney Channel called Braceface. It was a short series... Continue Reading →

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Running & Reality

I am a runner. Whether I like to admit it, or if my body even shows it, at the end of the day when the laces are untied, the clothes are in the washer, and I'm mixing up something to drink for the sake of recovery...I am a runner. It is who I have always... Continue Reading →

Small Towns & Friday Nights

Mead connected with Burtson for a quick touchdown early in the 1st quarter. Carver completed the PAT for the extra point giving the Bulldogs a fast 7-0 lead. -Rural Reporter, 2004 Call it a whim. That's exactly what it was. It was a whim. A person posted on social media that they were going to... Continue Reading →

Control & Chaos

I told myself for years that I wouldn't be like them. For ages, I listened to the voice that said, "You're just putting on a show. You're just acting. You are just being...dramatic." I wiped out any notion of any problem, quarantined myself from my own reality, and faked it until I made it into... Continue Reading →

Expendable & Education

I... I am upset. Can I be upset? Am I allowed to be upset? Is being upset something that makes a derogatory mark on my social interaction with the world that I live in? Will I be judged for being upset? Justified? Crucified? Will being upset actually change the pathway of my own future? Perhaps... Continue Reading →

Like Everyone Else

3200 My watch, glaring back at me after a romp through the woods on any given summer day over the past several months. 3200 calories is what had been burned. In some cases it is how many 'are left' in the day, in other days it is how many my body has consumed. Part of... Continue Reading →

Stepping Out

A few days ago I informed my wife that I was going to start a new blog. Her response? You are not planning on writing about running and only running, right? No. I have another blog/website dedicated solely to the enjoyment of sweat, tears, and uncontrollable bowel movements in the woods. However, this is site... Continue Reading →

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