Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I've always seen these blogs but never really got into to it. But, after reading Keegans blog it looked like some fun, so it got me thinking I should start one. I am in the process of getting a minor in journalism so this could also be a good way to stay sharp on my writing skills. This blog will mainly consist of stories about running as well as other adventures I might take in the future. I have always logged my runs and I write a paragraph or two about the run everyday, and will continue to do that ( but this will give me the opportunity to write about a wider spectrum of my life. Because, I do more than just run. Lets get started. . .

Life for me right now is pretty chill. It is so chill at times that I get bored, which is not hard to do in Portsmouth. But, I like it. Summer for me is a time for quality training and taking it easy. Besides the 6 hours of online classes I am taking and my 22 hour work week, there is nothing I "have" to do. Except Run. Summer running for me is my favorite time to run; nothing is better than it. Since my schedule is somewhat odd, I rarely get to run with other people. Mondays and Thursdays I work 7-11 at night and it seems like everyone runs at night on those days. Then, on Tuesday and Wednesdays I work 8-10 and 12-5. Those days the guys run in the morning. I never have a problem running by myself though. I get to go out to the forest and run some trails! I wish some other people would like going out to the trails but that's ok. When I do run with people, it is usually with Blake Jones, Blake Wysocki, Paul Webb, and occasionally Erock. It's weird that I live with Justin Hornick and have not run with him this entire summer. And we both run everyday.

Today, I woke up at 7 and got ready for work. I was never a morning person, but this summer I have been working harder to be. It would be nice to run in the morning before work because it is so much more peaceful. It's a work in progress. After I got off at 10, me and Blake Wysocki ran 8 miles. Later today I am going run 8 more with Eric. This will be my first "two a day" since two summers ago! Last year I decided to make all my long runs into singles but I think I might go back to doing one "two a day" and one single long run per week. It's a good way to get some nice mileage without wearing out so much.

The rest of this week I will be going to the Smokey Mountains with my brother on a backcountry camping trip. He is coming down here tonight and we will be heading out early tomorrow morning. I need to pack up still, try to make it as light as possible since we will be hiking a lot all week. This will give me a good chance to run some hills and trails. I can't wait. This is something I have been looking forward to for months! 3 nights in the woods, can't beat that!

I'll be back Sunday with the story and great ones I'm sure. Now it's time to be a Bear in the Smokey's.


  1. Michael that is awesome. Have fun this weekend.

  2. I am extremely jealous of your camping trip.

  3. Hey enjoy these golden days of life as it wont be back again. Sooner or later you will have to bear great responsibilities so just enjoy your student life to the fullest.