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world leaders

In running, sketches on December 22, 2010 at 6:46 am

Related blog: Heroes and Superfreaks

beer running

In running, sketches on December 15, 2010 at 6:23 am

Some exciting news I forgot to share with you here. I’ve been mentioned in Draft Magazine as one of 12 Beer Runners to watch in 2011! Thanks to Tim (@thebeerrunner) for this honor, I will not let him down.

I sketched this Beer Runner’s Hierarchy of Needs for Beer Runner Blog earlier this year. You may need to click on the image to read my fine print scribblings.

Beer Run•ner (noun): 1. Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle 2. A blog by Tim Cigelske on Draftmag.com. Ex. “John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He’s a total beer runner.”

high of zero

In dailymile, running on December 13, 2010 at 7:32 am

I heard this on the radio: “high of zero.” Ridiculous wind chills. This is when the (un)streak gets tested. I’m reposting this dailymile photo from my weekend run. It received some hilarious comments. If you’re not on dailymile you should be.

I discovered instagram over the weekend and had all sorts of fun with it, including this pic. It’s a free app and tons of fun.

Running haiku of the week:
Frozen eyelashes // balaclava fused to face // still nothing better.

the (un)streak

In haiku, running on December 4, 2010 at 9:45 am

What? You’ve never streaked? I’m talking about running, and there is actually a group of people that have done this every day for a year or more. The official definition of a running streak, as adopted by the United States Running Streak Association, is to run at least one continuous mile within each calendar day under one’s own body power.

It’s not easy. I’m on my third “streak” attempt of 2010. The first attempt was a simple goal of running every day in May. I did it. In September, I thought it might be fun to take a shot at 100 or maybe even 365 days. Unfortunately the flu stopped me at 41 days. I’m still a little disappointed about that. Here’s a dailymile screenshot from last week:

I’ve been streaking again. It’s not always a long distance, you’ll see a few 1 mile runs on the bar chart. And I’ve been using haiku to describe each run. So it has really become a funstreak. The plan? I’ll run every day until it’s no longer fun.

You can follow my (un)streak on dailymile.

good choices

In good business on December 2, 2010 at 7:12 am

My son is in the first grade. He likes to teach random lessons (see bucket bully). Last night he gave one of his best lectures. As I was yammering on about a business meeting, superhero son appears and says…

“Dad! I know what you can say at your meeting. We gotta agree everybody. And make good choices.”