A weekend at Sequoyah State Park

Sometimes our adventures are jagged and not straight. We had originally planned a stay at an Airbnb on Grand Lake, but it turned out to have a heating issue. After … Continue reading A weekend at Sequoyah State Park

What it’s like to get a lumbar epidural steroid injection, and did it work?

As I wrote in January, I’ve been dealing with back issues since last November. I had started to train for another half marathon and merely wanted to ensure that my … Continue reading What it’s like to get a lumbar epidural steroid injection, and did it work?

Looking to Stu McGill’s Big 3 for bulging disk pain

It was my hope for 2020 that I’d be able to run another half-marathon this year, specifically the Oklahoma City Memorial (Half) Marathon. That is almost certainly not going to … Continue reading Looking to Stu McGill’s Big 3 for bulging disk pain

Runner’s routine: 5 stretches I do before every run

Two years ago, I was running up to 20 miles a week. This week, I’m thrilled with 7.35. And today I got three miles in. Note that my running time … Continue reading Runner’s routine: 5 stretches I do before every run

Runner’s Routine: The podcasts I listen to while running

My Bose Soundsport bluetooth headphones are pissing me off. The button somehow got stuck, and I can’t get it back to normal. Wearing these has become a part of the … Continue reading Runner’s Routine: The podcasts I listen to while running

Morning workout: How do you get yourself up early to go run?

So, how in the world to you morning people do it? Any by do it, I don’t only mean “get up.” I mean get up and exercise! How. Do. You. … Continue reading Morning workout: How do you get yourself up early to go run?

Daily Video, Episode 2: Exercise motivation + Back to the gym!

Several weeks ago, I had some dental work done that left me in a lot of pain. The work wasn’t the cause of the pain although I wasn’t in pain … Continue reading Daily Video, Episode 2: Exercise motivation + Back to the gym!

Fitness Hack: Using sports to pile on the steps

Since I’ve downloaded the Pedometer++ app, I’ve become a bit obsessed with checking my steps. Considering I have an iPhone and an Apple Watch, I’m not sure why I’m just … Continue reading Fitness Hack: Using sports to pile on the steps

Quest to get back into running shape starts with walking

It was four years ago when I first got into running. I’ve run four or five 5Ks and three half-marathons, and I plan to run more for sure. But for … Continue reading Quest to get back into running shape starts with walking

Review: WalMart’s ‘Keep It Green’ pre-packaged smoothies

So, Kristi and I have been drinking smoothies for breakfast for at least a month. Our first foray into smoothie-world was centered on fruits, spinach and Greek yogurt. I’ll write … Continue reading Review: WalMart’s ‘Keep It Green’ pre-packaged smoothies

Running trail between Alexandria and Mount Vernon is fantastic

Before I visited Lake Anna and the swamps of north-central Virginia over the Memorial Day weekend in 2018, I visited Old Dominion in March 2017 when it was considerably colder. … Continue reading Running trail between Alexandria and Mount Vernon is fantastic