Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge in 2015, or: “I don’t need a course in self-awareness to find out who I am…”

OK so this is going to surprise absolutely NO ONE who follows this blog, but I just registered for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. That’s a Half-Marathon on Saturday followed by a Full Marathon on Sunday, during the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. This makes perfect sense, because I am absolutely insane. But […]

Race Review: Dash From The Past 5K (3/22/2014), or: “You know we got a mystery to solve…”

It’s the Grooviest 5K Run ever!! At least, that’s what they tell us. Whether or not the Dash From The Past 5K has earned that accolade is for the various Lords of Funk to decide (we meet quarterly at an Applebee’s parking lot), but I think the race makes for a strong contender. Dash From The Past […]

Race Review: 2014 First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, or: “Yub Nub…”

Sarasota, how I adore you… Let’s put this in some measure of perspective. The 2013/14 season has been my third race season since I started running, and it has easily been my most crazy-bugfork and wildly inconsistent season ever. It started back in August with the Disneyland Half Marathon. Thanks to a lovely condition I […]

Last race of the season… :-\

Well it’s that time Tomorrow morning Boots & I are off to the Gulf Coast of Florida to round out our 2013-2014 Race Season. We start off in Ft. Myers at 9AM for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk as part of Team Awesome. It’s a 5K romp around Lakes Regional Park benefiting The Lustgarten Foundation, […]

Album Review: “The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees” — The Monkees (1968)

It took me awhile to really warm up to The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees, which was not only the band’s fifth studio album but their last commercially successful one. Their previous two records, Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., showed that they weren’t just pretty pusses plastered onto prepackaged product for […]

Race Review: 2014 Michelob Ultra 13.1 Miami Beach (3/2/2014), or: “We’ll pick you up and take you away…”

So I recently came to two rather obvious conclusions, and they are: (1) Smoking is really, really bad for you, and (2) I complain too much about Miami. The former is your general “NUH DOY!”, but the latter… that runs a bit deeper. I know Miami all too well. We moved there in 1972 (I […]

Race Review: 2014 Disney Princess Half Marathon (2/23/2014), or: “There’s a lady they say who feeds the darkness…”

On Sunday, the 23rd of February in the Year 2014 of the Common Era, I “ran” the 2014 Disney Princess Half Marathon in a black-and-purple sparkly tutu and a bright pinkish feathered boa for charity and raised a buttload of money as a result. THE END. No but seriously guys, I struggled with that opening […]