Goal Setting

As a former planning and marketing consultant, working with clients to identify, clarify and evaluate goals was a big part of my work. Virtually every project I was involved with began with a discussion about goals. For some people – and I’m one of them – running is similar. I’m much more disciplined and focused…

Expanding circles with the words self, family, community, country and world

Orbits of Respect

Sue and I have been talking a lot about the concept of respect the past week or so and what that means in the pursuit of our best selves, whether that’s on the trails, at work, with family and friends or even complete strangers. That begot the question, “What is respect?” Or, more accurately, what…

Two silhouettes of men running at sunset

Friendship Day 

It was Friendship Day on Sunday, and It’s got me thinking about what that really means.  Of course, because this is a site dedicated to stuff about running and human’s best furry friends, I am thinking also about the connections between these two things: friendship and running (and dogs).  For many people, running is a…

Late to the (Trail) Party

As the youngest of five kids, growing up, I often felt like I was the last one to be included: the last to learn about something – “Oh yeah, we already know about that…”; the last to try something – “I’ve been doing that for ages…”; or the last to be invited – “Mom, do we really…