Race Review: 2015 Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon (6/20/2015), or: “It’s like a dream, no end and no beginning…”

The 2015 Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon, which took place on Saturday, June 20, 2015, was probably the most unusual and exhilarating “traditional” race in which I’ve ever participated. After six marathons, 25 half marathons, and countless other running/fitness events, that’s really saying something. Plus it makes for a real “gotcha” of an opening sentence, and … Read more


Jeff Galloway’s Training & Motivation Tips #8, or: “I think I’ll go for a walk outside now…”

Howdy Hokeyfolk! Our eighth presentation of Jeff Galloway’s Training & Motivation Tips involves the walk portion of Jeff’s “run/walk/run” strategy. Jeff is putting forth that a 30-second walk interval — as opposed to a minute — is optimal for endurance, speed, recovery, and remaining injury free. It’s an interesting option to consider if you are … Read more

That would be a Bear Selfie, yes yes...

And we’re on our way home, maybe, finally, or: “Out of my brain on the 5:15…”

So Alaska was all sorts of amazing and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. What a freakin’ adventure. That’s about as excitable as I can get right now, as I’ve been up for roughly 28 hours now and, thanks to a mechanical failure on our connecting flight from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale, … Read more

Shalom, aloha, and dobry den!

Heading to the Frankly Frosty Frontier of Anchorage, or: “Take me to the pilot of your soul…”

Yeah yeah, I haven’t been posting much lately. I know. Some recent… shall we say, “access control changes” have made it a wee bit more problematic to post as often and as perspicaciously as I’d like to. Plus I’ve been super freakin’ lazy and burnt out lately, but I think that’s going to change very … Read more


Album Review: “Moving Pictures” — Rush (1981)

Think of those instantly iconic albums. You know the ones I’m talking about, right? Given a band with a pretty vast catalog of recorded work, there is always at least one album that new fans, who have recently ‘discovered’ the band, gravitate towards for an ‘introductory’ or ‘statement-defining’ experience, beyond the standard “greatest hits” collection. For an act as … Read more


Concert Review: Rush R40 Live — Tampa, FL (5/24/2015)

(As always, all concert pics are courtesy of the lovely and talented Boots, whose buttkickin’ ninja camera skills amaze and delight Hokeyblog readers worldwide! Check out more of her work at Concert Girl and say hi for me!) We’ll get to the Rush R40 Live concert review in a moment, but first: a testimonial… I have this awesome … Read more

Jeff Galloway’s Training and Motivation Tips #7, or: “Makes no difference what group I’m in…”

And we’re back with yet another edition of Jeff Galloway’s Training and Motivation Tips, in which we here at HokeyCo Enterprises have partnered up with the legendary Jeff Galloway to provide YOU — our erstwhile readership — with a plethora of helpful advice to up your running and fitness game. And why not? Even the … Read more


Album Review: “Feedback” — Rush (2004)

It seems to be an all-too-common thing (almost cliché, really) for bands to put out an album of cover tunes, as a basic declaration of “this is where we come from” or “this is what influenced us” or “this is what we’ve been reduced to”, etc. You definitely would be hard-pressed to place Rush in … Read more


Jeff Galloway’s Training and Motivation Tips #6, or: “A feeling is so much stronger than a thought…”

I’m sure six is a powerful number in some sorcerous capacity, as I’m sure “sorcerous” is a real word, somewhere. That has heck-all to do with our latest presentation of Jeff Galloway’s Training and Motivation Tips, but I needed a random, fantasy-escapism-themed opening sentence, and there you have it. Speaking of which, have you ever … Read more

Getting our race bling!

Race Review: 2015 Wings For Life World Run (Sunrise, FL — 5/3/2015), or: “I believe it’s time for me to fly…”

This hasn’t been easy. God knows, I’ve tried. A lot. About a dozen times now, I’ve attempted to come up with an introduction to my review of the 2015 Wings For Life World Run, and they’ve all come up painfully short. For a race as special and as unique as this one, you really want … Read more