Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Spruce Mountain Snow Run

Long awaited Snow on Thursday, so - following is the internal dialogue.......

Do I still want to get out and Run?  (It is snowing after all, and it's cold - below 30 degrees out, and if you really don't want to - then just don't do it, cause you are not training for anything anyway).

Okay, running it is then.  So is Spruce Mtn still your favorite place to run?  (Especially when it is snowing).

Should I take my camera? - Because according to your hair-brained running plan you came up with, you are still walking further than you are running (Thursday was walk 1.7 miles, then run 1.4 miles at 8:30 to 9 min pace).


Post walk / run thoughts..... "Dummy, was there ever any doubt that you should have gone running and that Spruce Mountain was the perfect place to run in the first (measurable) snow of the season?  Sure it was going to be cold and would snow on and off while you were out there - but you are a runner after all - or at least you want to be?  Stop arguing with yourself and go home now"


  1. Looks like a great trail run. I have to get over there. How many miles was the walk/run? Do you know the vertical gain on the loop?

  2. It's only about 500' of gain from the parking lot to the high point which is about a mile on the most direct route. Top loop I think is about 2.3 - mostly rolling. I just went out and back for 3.1 - still easing back into it.

  3. Awesome place for a first snow run of the year! How you been feeling Craig??

  4. Fat and sooooo out of shape. But are feeling better w/ each walk / run