Category: Running

Half-marathon training: Week 1 0

Half-marathon training: Week 1

Sunday: Target (Easy 5 miles) – 4.1 miles. Due to a late night commando visit by my nephew, didn’t get out until 10am. Already toasty in Houston, so didn’t push through to the 5...

TIR 2011: The End is only The Beginning 9

TIR 2011: The End is only The Beginning

The fourth running of the Texas Independence Relay is in the books, as is the first participation of the mighty Most Likely to Secede team (for background on the TIR, see their website and...

Texas Independence Relay – 30 day countdown 1

Texas Independence Relay – 30 day countdown

The Texas Independence Relay (TIR) is a 40 leg, 203 mile relay race with 8-12 people, from Gonzales, Texas to the San Jacinto Monument. It should take us (we hope) less than a day...

Houston Half-Marathon 2010: an adventure in heat and humidity 0

Houston Half-Marathon 2010: an adventure in heat and humidity

After three gorgeous weeks of low temps and low humidity, the Houston weather returned to its norm: humidity off the Gulf and temperatures above average. Just in time for my first attempt to run...

Tour de Bayou 2010 0

Tour de Bayou 2010

Unknown to me living way out here in the ‘burbs, the HARRA (Houston Area Road Runners Association) has been holding a Tour de Bayou for several years. The Tour de Bayou is a series...

The Race is Over 0

The Race is Over

The race is over, the soreness is gone (well, almost), and my first ever half-marathon (at the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon) is in the past. Bert and I crossed the finish line...

bookrev: Fool by Christopher Moore 0

bookrev: Fool by Christopher Moore

With Lamb and Fool, Christopher Moore has now added his own unique set of background material to two of the English language’s most read stories: The Bible and the Works of William Shakespeare. Fool...

The funniest masterpiece I have ever read 1

The funniest masterpiece I have ever read

Ultimate Kudos: Lamb by Christopher Moore I occasionally snicker when reading, often smile. But rarely do I bust out laughing. I did it once reading the drill sergeant scene in John Scalzi’s Old Man’s...

bookrev: You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore 0

bookrev: You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore

It ain’t LAMB, but it’s funny Christopher Moore sets the bar high with his writing. Very few books written these days are laugh out loud funny. When I read Mr. Moore’s LAMB, I got...

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