The 100-degree weather settled in and Maxx wanted nothing to do with the outdoors. I’m getting up at 6 am tomorrow to take him out. One way or another, he’s exercising this week. My juices are starting to kick in, though, and while I’ve abandoned all racing plans this year, I’ve got my eyes on next… Read More


I’ve not had time to write the last two days (but tomorrow I’ve got an 8-hour block of time ready to go), but Maxx and I have hit the trail before the coming of the heat.  Today’s epic 3.5 mile run was our fastest yet, clocking in at 9:20 miles. The only elements holding us… Read More


Our bodies broken just a bit, we did a last CrossFit on Thursday and then packed the car and headed south for a family reunion.  Two days of glorious nothing. Maxx ran around at the dog park and on the farm. We ate, and hung out. Sunday we begin again with a 14-mile bike ride.… Read More


There are no days off in 90-in-90s. While The Girl and I planned on doing an 18-mile bike trip this AM, Broad Ripple CrossFit yesterday broke our wills. There was no 7:15 wake-up. Instead, we slept until 8:30 and then hobbled around the house. We finally took out the bikes, and headed to MoJoes for… Read More


I slept terribly last evening so we didn’t get out to our run until 9:30 am. By then, the heat had come. Maxx, the dog had to stop for water and relaxation three times. Really, though, I couldn’t blame him. It was 88 degrees when we finished. He’s celebrating now by sleeping. Every few minutes… Read More


Maxx and I hit the Monon on Thursday for a 6.1 mile run, his longest by more than a mile. Unfortunately, it got much hotter much quicker than I’d hoped. (Apparently I read the weather report incorrectly.) My boy was a gamer, though. He willingly stopped at every water stop, and for 3.5 miles he chugged… Read More


Maxx, the dog spent most of yesterday clinging to me and sleeping at my feet. (He spent the night cuddled up on the bed as well.) This generally means he’s really, really tired. Instead of running with him, I decided to bike to Mo’Joe Coffee House. I haven’t gotten my writing done yet, but I’ve… Read More


Maxx the dog struggled a little bit today. Two long days in a row may have been a bit much to ask of him especially since there were no moms, kids, or seniors to stop and pet him. He really likes that. Still, he couldn’t wait to get started. When we got out of the… Read More


To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he’s a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he’s to setting. That age… Read More