got endorphin-induced epiphany?

The Masochism Tango

Mar

31

2017

The Masochism Tango

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on The Masochism Tango

I ache for the touch of your lips dear, But much more for the touch of your whips dear You can raise welts like nobody else As we dance to the Masochism Tango -The Masochism Tango by Tom Lehrer, Mathemetician, Songwriter and Wannabe Ultrarunner   Some people may point to our desire to run 100 miles...

FacebookTwitterMore...
Gratitude

Mar

18

2017

Gratitude

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on Gratitude

Lap 17 on a nondescript 1.015 mile loop in the dead of night circumnavigating a 24 hour hamsterfest that is the Howard Aslinger Endurance Run. A lap that should trigger nothing more than the muscle memory of having done this hundreds of times before.  Except for a blinding flash of pain in my...

FacebookTwitterMore...
Post-it

Feb

26

2017

Post-it

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on Post-it

I’ve used this Post-it note strategy for a few years and wrote this for work a few weeks ago . . . thought the Superpower of Post-Its might be worth sharing.  – Eric I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Most of us are able to stick with a new diet or workout regimen for...

FacebookTwitterMore...
How to BQ in 30 Days or Less

Sep

25

2016

How to BQ in 30 Days or Less

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on How to BQ in 30 Days or Less

The Leadville 100 is my running jones. From January 1st to mid-August each of the past 5 years, it’s what gets me out of bed when the alarm goes off at 4 AM. But after the sub-30 LT100 buckle has been secured to the Hello Kitty belt, my attention turns to earning another blue & gold ticket...

FacebookTwitterMore...
The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good: Boston 2016

May

29

2016

Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you. – Neil Armstrong, Moonwalker and Wannabe Boston Marathoner   Last year, Boston 2015 was a breeze. A cold, rain-infused, stiff 20 mph headwind to...

FacebookTwitterMore...
I Am Not Ready

Aug

21

2015

I Am Not Ready

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on I Am Not Ready

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. -Hugh...

FacebookTwitterMore...
Hamsters and Unicorns and Llamas

Jun

5

2015

Hamsters and Unicorns and Llamas

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on Hamsters and Unicorns and Llamas

  Oh my.  Running has been a bit of a zoo lately. Hamsters “Never. Again” I admit spewing a stream of “never again” invective around Mile 90 of last year’s Howard Aslinger 24-Hour Endurance Run.  Appealing as running around a 0.984-mile loop for 24 hours might...

FacebookTwitterMore...
On Streaking and Never Again

Mar

14

2015

On Streaking and Never Again

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on On Streaking and Never Again

You’ve probably been asking yourself, “My right index finger seems a little melancholy, what can I do?”  THANK GOD YOU FOUND THIS POST.  You see, the very best feel-good click of the day is right here. You are a good person and we all agree kids are generally good and that...

FacebookTwitterMore...
Crossing the Line

Jan

17

2015

Crossing the Line

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on Crossing the Line

Flashback to December. The race season is done and the miles are in the bank.  Winter Break. A well-deserved feast of low miles and high caloric input.  The runner’s bacchanalia. 11 months of the year we set the alarm at 4:30 AM, lay out our running gear, curse the forecast, decline the invitations...

FacebookTwitterMore...
In a Boston Second

Dec

14

2014

In a Boston Second

Eric

Uncategorized

Comments Off on In a Boston Second

Do ya’ feel lucky, punk? – Clint Eastwood       After missing the Boston Marathon cutoff by 2 seconds last year and 1 second this year, I do not feel particularly lucky.  But I do feel fortunate.  And hopeful.  We were able to turn that 2 seconds last year into $12,000...

FacebookTwitterMore...
Page 1 of 512345