forever gear

forever gear

We have one week to go in May, and for those of you who are pursuing a goal that will take all four months to reach, the journey has truly begun. I felt it yesterday. That special feeling that comes on a long journey run, when you are well and truly “into...
Do the right thing.

Do the right thing.

We don’t set our standards by what other people do. This is what I was taught at home. It was drilled in me by my coaches growing up. These are the basic lessons I tried to impart to the kids who played for me.There is a lot of peace in those two simple lessons....
the old wolf hunts with the teeth he’s got

the old wolf hunts with the teeth he’s got

It is easy to relate to those of you who are a little rattled by the numbers some of these people up front are throwing down.  I spent a lot of my running career struggling with the comparison of my results to the results of others. Sometimes it just seemed like...
When the days are easy and the miles fly by

When the days are easy and the miles fly by

when the days are easy and the miles fly by; you look at that map and you want to hurry. stick to your plan and do what you can. because you are flesh and blood not a gingerbread man. when the day is hard and every step is a struggle. you look at that map and you dont...
The hardest step

The hardest step

Inertia is your enemy. Inertia is your friend. inertia is the property of bodies that are at rest to remain at rest, and inertia is the property of bodies that are in motion to remain in motion. We are two weeks in now. And right on schedule are all the posts listing...
Ramping Up

Ramping Up

This is for a whole lot of you. maybe in the thousands, who have not done something like this before. Some of you have been cautious, running below the average required, and hoping to make it up later. Some of you have been caught up in the fervor, and done too much,...
I want to do BAT/1000mile

I want to do BAT/1000mile

So you have completed RAT or about to complete RAT and if your feet are itching for more miles, you can Register for BAT (1000mi/BAT finish). Here’s a quick guide on how to register and log activities for 1000mi/BAT FAQ If you run more than what’s needed...

BAT-1000mi: Registration, Log Activity

Please go to GVRAT Runaignup Race Page and Sign In to your Runsign Up Account 2. Click Signup (Either of the link highlighed in the screenshot) 3. Choose your Name. 4. Choose your event as BAT and complete the Registration Process. 5. After completing your...
take care of your feet!

take care of your feet!

For you newbies to this journey running thing, you are now a week into your trek. For many of you that week has only carried you from the start at the tip of the state, and around on the Arkansas levees to Memphis. That can be a little psychologically intimidating....
Day 5 – Now, what is your choice?

Day 5 – Now, what is your choice?

This is for those of you (and there are a lot of you) who are trying to do something beyond what you have ever done before…. Today is a critical day. Day 5. (depending on your time zone!) This is the day the real temptations start gnawing away at you. Maybe...