What this blog is about:
This blog is mostly about ultrarunning. I hope to help others find their way through all the poor advice out there for ultrarunners. It doesn’t mean I have all the answers. No one does, especially when it comes to ultrarunning. We are all an experiment of one once you start getting up to crazy distances. I will tell what I’ve learned and give advice. That’s what it is, advice, not THE answer. There are some things out there that are just plain wrong, I will point those out when I see them. There are things purported to be fact when they are opinion, I will point those out.
I also will throw out random ponderings and pet peeves of mine that occupy my mind during my long runs. In fact I think this blog will help me vent as much as it will help others learn.
Why I think you should bother to read my blogs:
I am a veterinarian. I therefore understand Physiology and Bio-mechanics and have a scientific mind. These are important if you want to discuss certain endurance running topics. I’m not someone that just regurgitates things I read. If I blog about it then you can be fairly sure I have thought about it for a while with a scientific thought process and think it is correct.
I have run ultramarathons. Seems like that would go without saying but there are many magazine articles and even more posts/comments written by people who have never run an ultramarathon or at most ran a 50k once. This is a big problem if you go to facebook looking for advice.
Some housekeeping comments:
I will use He or She as I choose. I will not use He/She. Until someone makes up a word in English that stands in place of He/She (maybe Human?) I will just be “sexist” and pick one. Deal with it.
My grammar will probably be wrong quite often. English class just wasn’t that interesting to me. I don’t think it’s horrible but I’m not going to pretend I’m a writer just because I have a blog. I tend to write long sentences and paragraphs. I know that is a horrible way to write blogs, and keeping the paragraphs short makes it easier to read. I will try my best.
I am not going to bend over backwards to be PC (politically correct). That doesn’t mean I’m racist, sexist, etc. I always try not to be a douche but I’m sure some of you won’t like some of the things I write if I keep blogging long enough. It takes long enough for me to write something I’m happy with, I’m sure not going to stay awake at night worrying if I made someone else mad.
Thanks for reading all of this. I have a feeling this is too long for an About Page.