Running the Bend

“Running the Bend” has a double meaning for me. The Esopus Bend, in my home state of New York, is, and probably always will be, my favorite running trail. I love its obscurity; the trail twists sharply throughout its length, keeping steep inclines and declines out of sight until just before you hit them. The best […]

Fear Not

If you’re anything like me, this week you’ll be considering and setting goals for the new year. Generally speaking, I don’t make “resolutions”; I make plans. For example, in previous years, I aspired to: Read a book a week for the year (done) Write a novel (done) Become a pastry chef (done) Read all the way through […]

Elemental Running Winter 12H/6H/3H

Elemental Running Winter 12H/6H/3H When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 Where: Wayne Bunker Park, 7351 West Alexander Road, Las Vegas, NV 89129 What: A timed race on a fast, flat 2-mile loop around Wayne Bunker Park in northwest Las Vegas. Why: To see how far and/or fast you can go in 3, 6, or 12 hours. […]

LCHF Chocolate Peanut Butter Pots de Creme

This is my first weekend experimenting with the metabolic efficiency training diet, and since weekends call for dessert, I took to my kitchen. What I came up with is this little number–a silky smooth dark chocolate pot de creme with a hint of peanut butter. It’s gluten-free and almost dairy-free (the darker the chocolate, the […]

Questions for Runners

Almost all the runners I know like to talk about themselves–that is, about their experience as a runner. When was the last time you sat around with a group of runners and DIDN’T discuss your past injuries, awesome races, awful races, that time on your run when you were seized with the absolute need to locate […]