The Daily Dose 12/19/17: Into the Foggy Dark

“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.” – Marcus Aurelius

It takes guts to sincerely put yourself out there.

We live in a world where everyone has a voice, but maybe not everyone uses it properly. I think that may make it even scarier for people to be open about their dreams and aspirations.

We have the potential to be more than the opinions of our coworkers and random internet strangers.

We can dare to look ahead and set a course for the lives we want. You don’t need anyone’s permission but your own… and perhaps your wife’s.

Workout of The Day

8 miles

11:24 min/mi


Switched to my broken-down old NB Minimus shoes and, other than the crippling stone bruises,

Waited until later in the day so that I’d get some practice running in the dark. It drizzled most of the day today and a thick fog has settled all over the park. I took the Overlook Trail to warm up, taking some sweet photos in the proceeds, then dropped down to Shoal Creek Trail via the Shelter 5 Connector as usual. I cruised through the bottoms and began climbing the Scout Camp Connector just as darkness settled in. I stopped at the Scout Camp to get rid of my hat and jacket since it was hot as hell and cruised on. I bombed the Ridge Connector in the dark with a sad $1 headlamp, then grabbed my nice headlamp back at Shoal Creek. The fog began to settle in so heavily that I had a choice between pitch black to technical trail by or dense fog to run technical trail by. I climbed the Observation Pavilion hill and settled into a good pace on the Bike Trail. After looping there I carried on blindly to the end of the Trail of Tears and headed home. The view for the last three miles was like looking through a porthole.

In short, night running in dense fog is the bomb.

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