Stillness

Stillness

LHRL® Slack App   Forty-five degrees. Right on the edge of needing something more than this ratty old sweatshirt, but my coffee is hot, this Adirondack chair is comfortable enough and it’s quiet out. Peaceful, save for the calling of a crow and the occasional...
Toe the Line

Toe the Line

LHRL® Slack App I haven’t trained enough. The trail will be tough. Pretty sure I’ll be the last one to cross the finish line. We have to run up a mountain. The weather forecast is a beast. Mud. Stinging nettles. Bears. It’s in the middle of a huge forest. I’m going to...
What the H……(Hydration Pack)?

What the H……(Hydration Pack)?

LHRL® Slack App This summer there were a few trail races on my schedule. They were slightly longer races that would require me to carry some stuff in order to be self-sufficient and ready for whatever the trail threw at me. So I bought a hydration pack. I love the...
Time Machine

Time Machine

LHRL® Slack App Hot summer day. Middle of a training ride. I’ve just climbed over the crest of a long hill. Legs are burning, gasping for air, and desperately thirsty. As I sit back in the saddle and relax my pedal cadence, I reach for some water. Grabbing the bottle...
Sorry, Thoreau

Sorry, Thoreau

LHRL® Slack App      “I went to the woods because I wished to run deliberately, to front only the essential facts of the trail, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I reached the end, discover that I had not adventured. I did not wish to...