Wilson Horrell

  • Last night, I cleaned parking lots. Miles and miles of walking alongside industrial buildings, blowing the trash into the open parking lot, so the sweeper truck could vacuum it up. My job is to remove the trash […]

  • Safety rails are designed to keep us safe, obviously. They are in place for a purpose, and that purpose is safety.

    When I was young, I used to come to a flight of stairs that had safety rails on each side. I […]

  • Jon Autrey is a 34 year old father of two, native Memphian, avid runner and coach. He started running in 2002 as a way to lose weight (He is a former football player that once weighed 275lbs) and it was the […]

  • I am angry already. I hate studying. I don’t even have anything I need to study, but just the topic pisses me off. The simple thought of being told what and when I need to learn something disgusts me.

    I love to […]

  • In the Fall of 2016, I found out I was going to be a father for the first time. I was out of breath with normal day to day activities and seemed to always be low on energy. I had a lot of aches and pains, too. […]

  • I didn’t see the moon last night.

    Does it even exist anymore?

    It has been a few nights since I have paid any attention to the moon. I love to gaze at it when it is full, and it lights up the night sky. I […]

  • I carry an extraordinary amount of keys on my keychain. I don’t know what most of the keys even go to. I keep the old ones on my keychain because they serve as markers for which keys go to what locks.

    I […]

  • Wilson Horrell wrote a new post, Engine 1 week ago

    Often times, the only difference in a hunk of junk and a hotrod is timing and torque.

    I have always been fascinated by engines. I appreciate the simplicity by which they operate, but also the precision of its […]

  • I am a lover of all things unhealthy. As I have said before, everything that I enjoy is either immoral, unethical, illegal, or high in fat. I have exercised my free will to a trial-period of just about every bad […]

  • Sam Renfrow is a 49 year old father of three from Ripley, Mississippi.  He has been married to his wife, Pamela, for 25 years, and they have three sons.  Tyler (21 years old) is a junior at Mississippi State, Br […]

  • Wilson Horrell commented on the post, Bricks 1 week, 2 days ago

    Thanks David! I have a friend of mine who likes to say,
    “I never like eating crow, but if I must, I would rather eat it while it’s still warm.”

  • Some see a pile of bricks, while others see a cathedral.

    Every morning, upon awakening, I begin a project. It is a lifelong project that will be built upon each day. The project is titled “Legacy” and we are […]

  • I do not want to be writing this today. I don’t want to do anything. I’m fatigued, I have been eating poorly, I am sleepy and I have no motivation. I just want to lay in bed and hope that life will deliver […]

  • “There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience”
    –French proverb
    My pillow is a destination. At the top of my bed, there is a base, a place where I go to check-in on myself. Within the two softness of the […]

  • Wilson Horrell wrote a new post, Comfort 2 weeks ago

    I have always felt that the goal was to be comfortable; to work my way into a position that I didn’t have stress or concerns. Today, I feel differently about that.

    I had a mini-breakdown yesterday afternoon. It […]

  • Brian Williams and Sean Hilsdon were our guests on Lift Heavy Run Long® #67. They are organizing a trail race for October of next year, and we discuss what we can expect. I am probably looking forward to this […]

  • Nothing ensures a delay in progress like my being in a hurry.

    I wish there were a statistic that shows the negative relationship between me trying to speed things up versus the efficiency in getting things […]

  • It is not so much the medicine I need, but the poison I need not.

    Over-use causes inflammation.

    Sugar increases anxiety.

    Sodium increases blood pressure.

    Fried foods raise cholesterol.

    Processed […]

  • I have so much to go, so many more miles to run! So much more weight to press and squat and pull! Two years ago I was a stranger to the person I am today. I met my husband a few years ago. He would invite me to […]

  • When I was growing up, I dislocated my knee-cap a few times. It is a relatively minor injury, but it is traumatizing as hell, and downright grotesque looking. I had surgery to correct it, but never really got over […]

  • Load More
Skip to toolbar