or Fall as some of you know it.  a time when quite a few ‘outdoors-y types’ (and eslecially runners) begin to celebrate and really embrace the turning weather.  a time when the temperatures are cooler.  a time when the humidity is lower.


cold weather and short(er) days does not a happy runner make.  at least this runner.  and it really does not even get that bad in the South.  we do not have to deal with icy, snow-covered trails and sub-freezing temperatures.  nothing more than maybe a pair of arm warmers, gloves, and knit cap are needed most days to stay warm on an adventure.  and this is a time of year when some serious miles can be logged in between races or in preparation for the Winter race season – which we have down here.

but i can almost understand why Fall appeals to some…it is called ‘Summer In the South.’  having lived in Texas, Georgia, and now Tennessee for most of my life, Summer can be a bit less bearable for some.  when it is already 80° with high humidity before you even start your pre-dawn run, getting a good sweat in is not even a question.  and afternoon/evening training can be dangerous for some.  but this is all i know and use it as an advantage when i can.

while i do appreciate the turning colours of the leaves, these same leaves (and there are a LOT of trees in the Southeast) will soon be covering the trails making them difficult to navigate.  and those rocks and roots (again, LOTS of those) you see when the leaves are up and green?  yeah, good luck with staying upright…



i eat a lot of rice.

trending up?

things are a bit sunnier, and I am not talking about just the weather…

Bikes, Cars, and Bikes and Cars.


Drunk driver injures bicyclist in south Athens, flees scene | Athens Banner Herald Mobile

way to ruin your (and potentially someone else’s) life.

better days.

as in i want them.  and not just at work.  tired of being mentally bushed.


just saw Fast and Furious 6.  on a huge screen with a mega sound system.

while i am now SO looking forward to Fast and Furious 7 next year, there are definitely some issues with 6.  so as not to spoil it for any of you, i will leave that for another time.

a lot of loose ends were tied up (Letty still being alive, for instance) and many new questions are waiting to be answered.

go see it and experience for yourself.  as with many big-budget movies, you will have to go in with an open mind, so suspend your belief and enjoy it!