Cha, Cha, Changes


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In November I ran 135.50 miles, burned 22,000 calories and it only took me 18:27:41 to do it. This past month was my biggest running month of the calendar year. I’m extremely excited because over the course of this year I’ve been trying to cut back my mileage due to some piriformis problems I’ve been having and it has brought some success.

Recently I hired a running coach to help me become more disciplined in my running. I believe over the course of time my training has been somewhat helter skelter and lacking focus. Working with a coach I hope to gain consistency, strength and speed however long it may take. I do have some lofty futuristic goals!

I’ve been contemplating this idea for a while now but was a little hesitant at first. I was hesitant because in my mind I thought that it signaled failure and I have a really difficult time with that. Failure is not a word in my vocabulary. Having the opportunity to speak with several friends and aquaintences who are currently being coached I was able to get to the point of asking for help. Currently I am working with coach Harry Back of ESR Endurance Training.

Yesterday was day one of a new adventure.



More Cowbell Update


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Back on September 9th I penned a story called “More Cowbell”. A synopsis about the winning of a cow inspired canoe. Today I have a brief update on that story I wrote.

Vermont Magazine ran it in their winter 2015/2016 issue which arrived in my mailbox yesterday.


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On the Trail @ Chenango Valley State Park


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Chenango Lake @ Chenango Valley State Park November 15th 2015.

Chenango Lake @ Chenango Valley State Park November 15th 2015.

This morning myself, Ryan Heinlein, Linda Reynolds, Chris Welch and Ruby a Norwegian Elkhound met for a trail run. The air was brisk, the leaves crunchy and the canopy of trees overhead filtered the Autumn sunlight quickly warming us as we navigated the trails at Chenango Valley State Park. For me trail running is relatively new and I enjoy it quite considerably.

Our run would take us on a 6.25 mile adventure of wide trails, narrow trails, up hills, down hills and a few vista views as well. My trail running experience is limited but I will say this I really enjoy running at State Park. I feel there are many options for running here. Whether you enjoy trails or the road or a mix of both State Park offers it all.

I myself truly enjoy road running but running some trails on a periodic basis is a really nice change of pace (Pun Intended). I love the solitude of the woods, the camaraderie of friends and the time outdoors.

Questions for you:

Do you run trails? If so where is your favorite place to run?




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