Night running

I managed to get myself out of bed on Monday morning at 3:48am so I could attempt an early morning run. I had no caffeine and no food, just a few sips of water and I was out the door. The air was warmer than I expected, but the temps have been higher than average ...

Missed opportunity

I set my alarm for 3:45am this morning and woke when my watch beeped. But I didn’t get out of bed. I lay there awake for a few minutes willing myself to do it, to just get up, and dozed a little here and there. At 2 minutes past four am I looked at my ...

Driving 1

The average American drives 259 miles per week. The average American male between the ages of 35 and 54 drives 363 miles per week. In the last seven days I have personally driven over 1500 miles. This isn’t normal for me, though I do think that my mileage is higher than average. Given where we ...

How I recovered my iPhone 3

How I recovered my iPhone
I set out this morning on what was planned as my weekly 3-plus hour run, but when I left the house I had a lot on my mind. Too many things on the to-do list was occupying me and I couldn’t figure out a way to get it all done and run for more than ...

This is where it starts

Shannon Miller. Dominique Dawes. Kerri Strug. Mary Lou Retton. Olympic gymnasts, all. Medal winners, all. Every four years, these and women like them inspire girls from across the country and gymnastics centers fill up with young hopefuls. Each of these Olympic gymnasts have one other thing in common: at some time when they were little ...

Daddy needs a drink

In the past three weeks I have driven to Farmington, the closest town to us in New Mexico, for the specific purpose of taking m on an activity and outing. Three weeks ago I promised m I’d take her to the pool. The website said the pool was open from 7am until 7pm with no ...

This place ruins you

A month ago, while we were in Boston, we spent an afternoon catching up with a family we got to know during our first five months in Boston. A__ and J__ and their three children, Mo, S__ and N__. They were a blast to see again. The kids were full of high energy and spirits ...