Armchair Warrior

the grave won’t find me –ever bind me pristine to its shroud… I’ll go all bruised –and scarred, I choose to live my life out loud. My legs off-road my hands just holds for fishing poles or Frisbees my arms reach high to catch that fly but chances are it missed me. Diana’s eye is…

Slim Gym

I’ve never been one for crowds…Not unless it involves something I’m completely into, and predictably, I missed/skipped/bypassed the myriad classes offered at the next stop on my Gymapalooza tour: the Goleta Valley Athletic Club. Mostly because I had other stuff to do, but also because I had to do other stuff. That isn’t to say…

Gym Dandy

Well what a weekend. As promo’ed, I descended on Spectrum gym like a lithe leprechaun in search of workout gold, and since this gym did business as Gold’s gym for so many moons—and I did so many moons of exercise there–it wasn’t surprising to find a few nuggets of Golden Gluts Goodness left for me…

January Jellies

The holidays are over all right, but it seems they’ve left something behind. An extra bun or 2 on my behind, and while I’m as big a fan as any of “junk in the trunk”, at a bird-boned 5’5, that junk just don’t fit. No recourse but to get fit, and to that end I’m…

the running game

The game is over, the pigskin tossed to the heap of spare sporting equipment for the season, the dip bowl washed and dried, but the day’s events aren’t summarized as neatly as that. For those Santa Barbarans who came out for the 9th Annual Santa Barbara Super Bowl Run, there is still the recap of…

Silent Stadium

  For the fourth place winner there is no fanfare, no spot on a dais nor humble expression required. Fourth place—in itself—is already humility. There will be no need for the fourth place winner to attend the celebratory dinner, no need to prepare a speech, thanking Mom and Dad, and possibly a surprise figure from…

Santa Barbara’s Super Bowl 4 Mile Run

Hey Santa Barbara runners! Why not kick off your Super Bowl Sunday with a footfall instead of a football? There’s still time to register for the 9th annual Super Bowl 4-Miler staged at Cabrillo Pavilion, East Beach, Santa Barbara. A gorgeous & un’grueling out-and-back course along the bike path featuring sun, fun, and friendly faces,…