Mellowcat observed the Winter Solstice with an early morning neighborhood run – and I mean early! Five thirty. What’s gotten into the Mellowcat, you’re probably asking. This doesn’t sound like the Mellowcat that I know. Well, you’re right. This is uncharacteristic behavior. But it’s all part of My New Plan, which includes early morning running […]Read more "a man for all seasons"
Don’t worry – this blog post won’t be as lengthy as the title might suggest. Just going to go on for a bit more about my rib injury from last week. Another one of the fantastic things about rib injuries is that you can’t diagnose them very easily, so you don’t really have a way […]Read more "what’s wrong with me"
The Mellowcat is on the DL for a while following a running mishap last week. Tripped, fell, used bad word. My own fault (per normal); one of my shoelaces was untied, and the other shoe stepped on that, and I had a one-way ticket to Asphalt-ville. This happens now and again, and I’d probably be […]Read more "design flaw"
We’re off to a good start with the rain; about a half inch in our area over the weekend, and lots more from San Francisco northward. Here’s a view from the top of Crystal Springs dam, after a brisk 6-mile run on the Sawyer Camp Trail. Just a few other super hard-core runners like myself, […]Read more "the rainy season"
On today’s run out to the Jepson Laurel, I went past two gents who were walking and talking – one guy was speaking pretty loud, so I got in on listening to their conversation for a while. It went like this: Let me give you an example. In America? Statistically? Pretty much everybody would have […]Read more "word on the street"
And take a look around. If you had stopped and looked around at the Cross Country Course in Belmont, you might have seen this.Read more "stop right where you are"
In anticipation of this weekend’s trip to Bridgeport for the Mountain Warfare Training Challenge, we’re keeping a close eye on the weather. There have been a few late season storms moving through, with more of the same on the horizon. There’s sure to be impressive snow up on the Sierra Crest; our favored route over […]Read more "stormwatch: mwtc edition"
The Mountain Warfare team is down to the last man, or last Mellowcat, in this case. Our elder statesman, Clock Radio, was out of it fairly early due to a running injury. Now The Letter goes down, as a result of Icelandic Ash Cloud Proximity Syndrome. So that leaves the em-cat. No wing men, nobody […]Read more "undecided"
This weekend’s run at the cross country course was problem-free. I find that a regular program of moderate exercise can be quite enjoyable. Color me gone. Gone, like a cool breeze.Read more "let us proceed"
The test run up at the Cross Country Course today went OK. I could feel that injured area in the left calf but it didn’t get any worse during the run, so I didn’t have to stop. It will be nice to eventually be back to my normal pace and not have to worry about […]Read more "non-stop"