Toe the Line

Toe the Line

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 get lost. Did I...
What the H……(Hydration Pack)?

What the H……(Hydration Pack)?

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 concept of a...
Time Machine

Time Machine

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 from the cage, I...
Sorry, Thoreau

Sorry, Thoreau

     “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 run that which was...
Human Nature?

Human Nature?

     I work a warehouse job. Shipping and receiving; order fulfillment. Tractor-trailers lock onto the docks, we unload the freight, stock gets put away in the racks. Customers place orders, some of us run around like squirrels on amphetamine picking the parts to let...