Category: Random Thoughts

The Road to 100

I may have officially gone crazy.  I registered for my first 100-mile trail race.  It will be Javelina Jundred, this October, in Fountain Hills, Arizona (near Scottsdale).  I never said I was not going to do one, I kept the option open.  Now that I have completed my triathlon race this year, I’m ready to



AR 50 – race day: April 1st This is not a Joke.

I just realized that this was only the 3rd time I’ve ever raced a 50 miler, and all of them were at this American River 50 mile run.  The goal initially for this race is:  stretch goal = sub-11 hours; reality goal = 11:30; finish = finish within cutoff (14 hours).  I was feeling great



Reflecting on North Face 50k

Last Saturday, Dec 3rd, I participated at the North Face Endurance Challenge 50km run, held in the Marin Headlands area (near Sausalito). I wanted to do one last race to end this 2016 year on a high note, and this hit the spot. We had gorgeous weather, perfect for running. We ran through mountains with views of



It’s A Cannon! Volunteering at Ironman Lake Tahoe…

This weekend, I went to Tahoe for training and for volunteering.  I had the opportunity to drive up again to Lake Tahoe, and volunteer at the IMLT race on Sunday Sept 20th.  The race had both a full (140.6 miles) and half (70.3 miles) distance.  It is always fun and a good feeling to help out



Success Through Failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.  That proverb was popularized by W.E. Hickson, an 18th century British writer.  He probably knew that the feeling of success was worth repeated failure.  Many successful people have failed.  They failed many times before getting it right.  Despite the bad things that failure may bring,