Do you even thrift, bro?

So, this is my new form of self-gratification entertainment: Lately, I’ve been Youtube binging on other runners who also have spiraled down the deep rabbit hole of nature cardio. Trail jogging junkies. And, I’m not even going to pretend that it’s like my other view gorge seshes. No. This shiz is next level. It’s like porn for your feet. The moment I watched the above one, the skin of my.. Read More

Prodigal jogger P.2: No place like home. (After forest whoring around, of course).

Catch up with me, slowpoke. Read and e-run last entry’s trails (entrails?) South Valley Trail (8.7 miles) (They snapped the pic here because this is the widest the waterside path gets before you might fall off and drown.) Biggest plus: Crazy terrain bordering water Biggest disappointment: None. Much like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, this one’s a trail I’ll never actually finish in one go (never understood how those.. Read More

The prodigal jogger P.1: #newtrail review (part 1)

In my fat days (ten pounds ago – the most I’m willing to let myself go before committing seppuku with the same knife that’s preparing whatever I’ve been shoveling into my face), I always thought it might be fun to do food reviews. Or hotel reviews. Or maybe even reviewing that one annoying OnDemand narration that loops every 20 seconds while you’re trying your hardest to get to this week’s.. Read More

Obstacles ahead… and behind.

On the sneaker heels of my “addiction” rant, is this one, today: About how I’m being denied my trail-jog addiction. And how this one betch is killing my vibe even when I’m not. You see, I try to make my jogs a peaceful thing. Calm. Tranquil. The opposite of how I used to be at the gym (“The answer’s yes – if you’re on the machine next to me, we’re.. Read More

Breaking’s Bad for a jogging junkie

So, I skipped a day of jogging today. It’ll be fine, they said (The audience, that is, that posts in my head like a relentless online forum). A break will be good, they said. Mmmyeah… I haven’t felt this awful since that time I quit painkillers and valium simultaneously and my skin started doing what ocean water does right before it turns into a tsunami intent on ingesting Japanese folk.. Read More

Spider smiting: A working guide to working out outdoors

When it comes to jogging in the gym o’ mother nature, awareness is key. That’s if you want to come home in a better stat than – or at least the same as – when you left the house. If you’re not careful, roots can trip you, branches can stab you, and so on. And that’s why I love it. It forces me into awareness. If I’m having an otherwise.. Read More

Seven minutes to heaven (if you jog the whole way)

A news bit I watched recently on longevity asked the question: “If you could extend your life by three years from jogging, would you do it?” That depends. How much of those three years do I have to pay in jogging? This already sounds like one of those deals with the built in fees or a net lottery win of five dollars after the government took the other million. As.. Read More