Category: Random Thoughts

What to Wear Running in Cold Weather

“Snow glows white on the mountain tonight Not a footprint to be seen.” – “Let It Go” from the original soundtrack of Frozen It’s winter time but that doesn’t stop me from running outside!  Back when I lived in San Francisco/ Bay Area (California), winter time got cold but there wasn’t really any snow (unless



#LimitlessChallenge Virtual Racing: 1 week of Vertical Climbing

Yesterday, I completed the #LimitlessChallenge.  This was a week-long vertical challenge endurance adventure, ran by Aravaipa Running / Run Steep Get High team in Arizona.  For 7 days, participants test their limits by reaching any of the 6 levels of heights, representing the elevation of different mountains (and the Empire State Bldg, for Level1).  You



Resilience through a pandemic: When races are canceled, running is not…

Happy Cinco De Mayo!  I have to admit, I got race withdrawals in late March and early April, because I had some planned races and planned pacing gigs, but they did not happen.  I got over it quickly, because I realize those are just de minimus problems compared to what others may be going through. 



Leading the Blind

I met some people from the Achilles group back when I ran Jackpot Ultra a few weeks ago.  They told me that there are chapters in other cities so I checked out our San Francisco/ Bay Area chapter and joined them this morning on the Embarcadero.  This was my first time guiding a blind runner



Volunteering at NFEC in Marin Headlands

I volunteered at the North Face Endurance 50 mile/ 50k race in Marin Headlands today, since I am not in training mode at this time.  I like working at the Tennessee Valley aid station because it is visited by runners a few times.  I have a few friends who ran this race so I looked