Thursday, August 18, 2016


I'm coming up on 300 posts for this blog, and I'm starting to feel like I need a change. I like writing about running, but writing about my own running isn't as interesting to me anymore. Race reports, training plans, and other thoughts and commentary on running are fine, but it's time I shifted most of that to my other blog,

I'd like to start writing more about my life in general, and describe some of the things I ponder as I run. As I'm writing this blog (August 17, 2016), I'm celebrating a full year of the end of an inpatient hospitalization. I won't go into any details in a public forum, but suffice to say, the last time I'd been hospitalized for similar health issues was in 2007, so at that point I had been hospital-free for over eight years.

Now, one year later, I'm hoping to manage an even longer hospital-free streak. On Monday, my doctor said she's seen people with my condition stay out of the hospital for 30+ years, but I'm not going to think ahead that far.

So, as I continue this blog, I'd like to share some health resources that have helped keep me out of the hospital and remain a (mostly) functioning member of society in my roles as a teacher, husband, friend, family member, father, and church-goer.

I'll frame many of my posts in the context of running, but not all of them.

Thanks for reading.

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