Running, Avoiding Cars, and Staying Alive in South Carolina

A couple of decades ago, I lived in Vidalia, Georgia, which I still consider, in my most humble experience, to be the end of the world where all good things fall off the edge. I was racing bicycles at the time and out for a training ride. I didn’t see the vehicle but I could [...]

10 Reasons You Should Run A 5K – Even If You Can’t Run

Make exercise work for you Some of us are lonely soldiers when it comes to exercise and fitness. In all the years I’ve run, I’ve only gone out once with someone else. For me running is a way to reset a little bit and let the dross of daily living wash down the road behind [...]

Blazing asphalt – how to workout and avoid heat stress

I grew up in Tacoma, Washington, where a nice summer day starts out chilly and inches toward seventy-five. Who cares about the week in August when we shield our eyes from that blinding thing in the sky and watch the thermometer push toward ninety? For runners it's so infrequent that you can take the day [...]