A Surprise Outside Run – RunLog 1-27-14

Today’s plan had me going to the gym and doing 1 minute by 10-12 Fartlek repeats with 1 minute recovery between. Only one problem.

Freezing Rain on snow
Freezing Rain on snow

Yeah freezing rain on top of less than an inch of snow. Not something that I enjoy driving on, but strangely enough walking or running on this today wasn’t an issue.

I found that out when I took Bennie for his morning walk and I wore my old Skechers GoRun Ride 2’s while walking him. They had zero issues as long as I stayed out of the travel lanes (those were slippery, very slippery).

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Five Tips for Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

A great post on giving credit for using other’s works and also thoughts on how to use others ideas, so you are not “stepping” on their works.

Running Around the Bend


Most bloggers read other blogs and get ideas from them, and sometimes use those ideas to jump-start a post of our own. For example, when I did my Five Things Friday this past week, I noted I shamelessly stole the idea from Megan. At the moment I decided I was doing a post similar to what Megan was doing, I had the opportunity to take either the right or wrong path. I believe I did the right thing, but wanted to give some thoughts about how to avoid doing things wrong.

There are few worse things as a professional than having your work stolen. I have had the wonderful experience TWICE of having to battle for control of intellectual property I created – one time successfully and the other time my company decided not to pursue action. And as a writer on the internet I had a review of…

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Winter Running Safety Question

Winter has had us in its nasty grip for almost two months now and probably has a couple of more months to go based on how it has gone so far.

Nastiness on Trafton Road
Nastiness on Trafton Road

While I have continued to run, get my miles in and thankfully I have been able to run outside more than I have on the treadmill (a small miracle – jut a little sarcasm there). In other words I have endured the sub-zero cold, icy road conditions and crappy weather that makes winter running so challenging that I  just love and “want” to be out there running freezing my ass off.

Yeah right, give me a nice 50-60F day with sunshine and a light breeze at my back – now that is what I really, really want.


Now it helps that I do have the appropriate clothing and a positive attitude (well most of the time) towards running outside in the winter, but what do I think about before I decide whether to run outside or not? Continue reading “Winter Running Safety Question”