Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm not a blogger.

I don't have a lot of excess time and I don't blog.  In fact, I'm pretty proud of myself that I was able to set up a blog page.  So, this begs the question, why am I doing this?  Not sure.  I guess that I am looking for a good way to document my adventures and my training on something other than Facebook. 

This way, I can document my progress without blasting big long messages on Facebook. 

I love to run.

Its more than a matter of being in shape.

Running takes commitment.  Our society isn't characterized by commitment.  Look at marriages.  Look at our obese bodies and our obese credit card bills.

Nothing is fast when you run.  Running doesn't come easily and its not something to do halfheartedly; or you will hate it.  That's why most people don't run.  They can't get past the discipline and into the reward.  That's ok.  Its not for everyone, but it is for me.

Recently, I began running trails in Whiskeytown.  Ever since my first trail run, I haven't had a burning desire to run on pavement.   There is something remarkable about being miles away from civilization surrounded by mountains and creeks that puts life into perspective (more on that in a later post).  When I'm not with my wife and my daughter, I want to be on a trail - nowhere else.

Here's my plan.  I'm going to:

1) Document my runs (time, distance, terrain, etc.)
2) Talk about my training (preparing for an Ultra-Marathon 50K trail run in October)
3) Discuss various adventures (mountain climbing, kayaking, etc.)
4) Make observations about my life

I'm not going to be religious about blogging but I will try and update frequently.


  1. First Post on your new blog, "I'm Not A Blogger". You must be tired or something from running trails. You took some of the thoughts I had on my run tonight from Whiskeytown home right out of my head! Pumped that you're doing this!

  2. I'm your first follower! I'm proud of you and I'm excited to see what you have to say in your blog posts. :)