From behind home plate.

Hohokam – Spring Training Day 1

Pre-Game – Friday, March 13 I’ve been to Spring Training twice before. Trips to the Grapefruit League in 2013 and 2014 with my friend, Sal, were fantastic, but the weather tended to be spotty. Like a streaky power hitter, we’d have sunny and mid-80 degree days followed by overcast and mid 60s. We’d watch the Cactus League weather. Eight and…

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Listening To My Little Friend

Catching up on a post from a few weeks ago, but it may be interesting because of what I dealt with at the time and, apparently, have solved. Apparently, because all we really know is the past, and the only way we face the unknown is armed with knowledge. March 2 Elliptical and cycle workout this morning. Right arch ached…

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One Week Closer to Spring

One more week on the road to spring. One week closer. Feb 25 After logging four miles on a chilly Sunday earlier in the month, my right arch began to ache. Not a sharp pain, but the dull throb would not go away. I pushed myself further than I should have, a stupid mistake given that I’ve suffered self-inflicted injuries…

10K Is Close, Feels Far Away

    I have a goal, but one that seems to get further away with each week. In my RunKeeper app, the one goal that has been consistent over the last couple years is to run a 10K. After all the things I have done, running a 10K remains one of the things I’ve not crossed off my list. Regardless,…

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Taking Stock of the Holidays

The holidays are over, and as we descend into a gray, dreary January, I’m taking a few minutes today to celebrate the recent season. Our holidays began with Thanksgiving dinner at home. Stephanie, Katie, and my mom and dad enjoyed a fabulous turkey meal with all the trimmings. And the potato filling; never forget the potato filling. While cleaning up, we…

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New Year’s First Run

I started the new year this morning with a short run outside in the fresh chilly morning. It was nothing spectacular, but I had promised myself that I’d run this morning, and I did. Having allowed my conditioning to slide after training to run five miles last November in preparation for the Rothman 8K – which I didn’t run, story…

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All I Want For Christmas: Sanity

With Thanksgiving Day in the rear view mirror and the first snow of the season slowly melting, it looks lot like Christmas at our home on the hill, Beacon Hill, that is. That’s atypical. Our family’s pattern the last several years has been to delay decorating, shopping, and mailing Christmas cards as long as possible. My wife works retail, which…

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My Week In Pictures, Sept. 14

Dinner at Bricco Saturday night with my wife reminded me once more of how incredible Chef Jason Viscount’s restaurant truly is. I enjoyed the Alaskan Koho Salmon with zucchini, lentil, cauliflower, and squash purée. Truly fabulous. Sunday meant riding, specifically the Tour de Chocolate Town with Megan and Sam. The weather was truly spectacular, and the course fantastic. While the…

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Rambling August Rides

This summer, I’ve been focused far more on cycling than running. Some foot pain likely played a role in deemphasizing running, as well as just really enjoying my time on the bike this year. Although the season isn’t over yet, there were several memorable moments on rides over two weekends in August: Riding in the Covered Bridge Metric Century in…