October 31, 2015

The Vision Thing

Sometimes it is hard to find a reason to write in this blog. After all it’s a running blog. Truth be told, I don’t always think about running. Hard to believe, I know. In fact if you read this blog with any frequency, you know I’ve been writing less and less. Maybe because I’ve been running less and less.

But something happened to me today that was pretty cool. I was out on a remote trail I’ve never run before. And my mind started to wander. It’s possible that the trance music had lulled me into a Buddha-like frame of mind, but I actually began to visualize myself running a really long distance somewhere in the mountains, maybe even in a race.

It has to start with this. To visualize. It's the magic wand from the hand of my guardian angel. It’s the flickering light that glitters at the top of a mountain. I want to hold it in my hand. So I keep moving towards it. I don’t know why I keep doing this shit. It’s magnetic. It’s emotional. It’s everything I want to have every minute of the day, but thankful to touch it whenever I can.

Visualization. There is no other method…for me anyway. I’m interested to see where this goes. I hope you are too.

Boo! Happy Halloween.

Go Bino!

October 16, 2015

Coffee. The New Water

Can’t believe it. For years I’ve heard it sung from mountaintops. The scriptures. Even the Gospel.

Water. Drink it. Lots of it, or else. It’s the Kool-Aid served by health nuts and medical practitioners on every corner. Eight glasses a day. One half your body weight in ounces. Do this or bad things will happen. Bad skin. Bad sleep. Bad health. Bad athletic performance.

I don’t drink enough water. There. I admit it. Last weekend I saw a dead lizard and a dead scorpion on trail, and I wondered if they, too, didn’t drink the Kool-Aid. I passed on refilling my camelback about three hours into the run as the temperature crept into the 90s. I paid a hefty price.

I admit I tend to learn things the hard way. Give me advice on something and I will nod my head politely, then return to my deranged habits. Lets face it, most of us are just a collection of life long habits influenced by our fear of going to detention in the third grade.

Then I read this Wall Street Journal article suggesting coffee is a legitimate way to hydrate. I guess it pays to swim upstream.

Coffee. The new water. 

October 7, 2015

Is It Just Me?

"If the shoe fits, buy another one just like it"

                                           George Carlin