Ask the Readers returns next week. This week, we're in Portland on spring break, so I'm taking the opportunity to regale you with gratuitous pictures of doughnuts. One of the best parts of not being confined to a traditional job is being able to wander around without the constraint of time. Usually, this means that I go for aimless walks around my neighborhood or hikes in the … [Read more...] about Adventures In Oregon: Doughnuts, Dairy and Beer
Doughnuts Obscene I usually keep my distance from doughnuts, but I've heard that they're a big deal in Portland where I'll be for spring break. There are two spots that I keep reading about; Voodoo and Blue Star. I have decided that I'll let my guard down and try a doughnut from each. When in Rome and all that sh*t. And to maximize my experience, I decided to do a little … [Read more...] about Half Marathon Training Update #11: Doughnuts Obscene And A Macabre Scene
I’m training for a half-marathon on 3/31. Running is not my strength. I'm quite horrible at it. But, pushing comfort zones is how we get better in life, so I persist. Every Friday, I’ll post an update on my training. This is Update #6. On 2/7 (Wednesday), I ran the longest I've ever run, 7.5 miles. That was great! Except when it wasn't. My legs were tired and sore … [Read more...] about Half Marathon Training Update #6: No Sleep Till Portland
So, one of my goals for 2018 is to get myself into the best shape that my 44 year-old carcass will tolerate. But, where do I start? My friend Laura is in super-shape, is super-smart and likes to say: It all starts with cardio. If cardio is what Laura recommends, I'm going with it. Hop Hop Half in Portland! At the same time, Mr. WoW and I decided that we needed to come up … [Read more...] about Wanna Race in Portland?