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Let’s Get It Started, In Here

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m dipping my toes back into this blogging business after about a 1.5 year hiatus. Things have been hectic in that time – hence the reason I stopped spitting bars here. I’m still sorting it all out, but I hope to have you up to raisin date sooner rather than sooner.

In the meantime, just know that through it all I kept it like Fergie-Ferg’s base and keep runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and
Runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and

In this context, there’s no disrespect, so I hope you can be sassified knowing that. Running has always been my therapy. It’s always been my constant. When life gives you lemons, you make runningade.

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Miles have saved many a life.

This past hiatus I’ve run around 2k miles, including 2 x 26.2. I’ll update y’all on what’s gone down soon, but this is just a quick note. For those of you who read my blog for silly running stories – I have plenty to share, so fret not. Like I said, running kept me sane when I did fret.

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Thumbs up if you love running.

Deets to come, folks. Deets to come.

So tell me, what have you been up to? I’ve missed you.

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Robin Williams, Running, & Photos from My First Job

I usually don’t give much mind energy to the news of a passing of a celebrity.  I did though, about Robin Williams.  I’ve been a fan since I was a little child and was watching Mork & Mindy.  I even had a pair of those crazy suspenders that he would wear.

I wasn't old enough to know what suspenders did, but I still wore them.

I wasn’t old enough to know what suspenders did, but I still wore them.  (Note-I’ll check old photo albums later to see if there are any pics of me wearing them)

Judging by all the social media posts and what’s in the news, everyone seems to have been moved by his passing.  He brought a lot of joy and entertainment to a lot of people.  Even running sites were posting about him…

From his high school track days.

From his high school track days.

I knew he was an avid cyclist, but I didn’t know he had been a big runner too.  He even ran the same events as me in high school – 400 & 800.  They said he ran a 1:59 half mile and a 52 second quarter mile.  He would have beat my by about 1-2 seconds in each race.  He certainly had talent everywhere in his life.

He even talked about running in some of his comedy bits – here’s his thoughts on running marathons:

I will mainly remember that time when I worked as a projectionist at a movie theater in Ohio.  While there, both Mrs.. Doubtfire and Alladin were out in theaters.  So I got to watch them over and over while on the job.

Hello ladies.

Hello ladies.

Still rockin the bow tie.

Still rockin the bow tie.

Sometimes I would sneak into the back of the theater when I knew a particular funny scene was coming up…just so I could listen to the room full of strangers howling with laughter together.

So I am sad about this.  But I am going to go back and watch his movies again, which will make me happy. – Nanoo Nanoo –

How bout you?  Did the news affect you?  Any good memories?  What was your first job?

-Scott

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Running in Wind Tips: Big Wind is Just Like Big Hill

I snuck in a 4 mile runch (run at lunch) this windy day.  Seriously, it was windy.  Just look at the flag.

Everything is big in Texas, even the big wind.

Everything is big in Texas, even the big wind.

The weather lady on TV said there would be 40 mph gusts.  Sometimes it felt like running into a wall.  But I got through it, and here’s my tips for wind running:

Basically, think of it like you’re running up and down a hill.

1) When it’s at your face, try to lean into it, the same as running up a hill.

2) When it’s at your back, try to loosen your form.  Let it do the work for you, and just go along for the ride, just like running downhill.

3) You can also run in a skin tight body lycra suit to cut down on wind resistance.*

*This is optional.

Anyway, I followed 2 of my 3 tips and it went aight.

I finally took one of those popular pictures of the gps watch after a workout.

I finally took one of those popular pictures of the gps watch after a workout.

But I gotta say, all of this road and wind talk reminds me of this portion of a famous old Irish Blessing.

I wrote that.

I wrote that.

I have a 5k this Saturday, so I figured this was good practice in case it is windy on race day.  And if it’s not, then all the better!  Like doing hill work to prepare for a flat race.

In other news.  Our kids are dorks.  They were getting ready for bed and came out dressed like this:

Hands up! You're under arrest by the fashion police.

Hands up! You’re under arrest by the fashion police.

They said they were “cold”.  Weirdos.

How bout you?  Ever runch?  Anything other tips for running in the wind?  Where do you think the kids get their goofiness from?

-Scott

 

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Great Run Opportunity (and Other Stuff)

OK, so on Saturday June 8, we are leading a social run in Allen, TX at 8am.  We are starting/stopping at Pure Movement Dance and Fitness Studio.  One of my cool friends is the co-owner…I know people.  But that’s not necessarily why we’re running from there.  They are also hosting a big health/fitness event that same day.  See the flier below…or is it flyer?

Click on it to make it bigger.  Or not, whatever.

Click on it to make it bigger. Or not, whatever.

I love hanging out with my like minded health conscience friends.  Especially when we’re encouraging others to get fit.  And so as part of this morning, after our run, they are offering us a yoga session by an amazing instructor for only $5.  Pretty cool deal. And if you follow my blog, then you know how important I think yoga is for athletes – especially runners.  Check out my post on it here: Yoga for Runners

If you’re in the area, join us.  If you’re not in the area, get to the area.  Minimum run will be 2 miles, max run is up to you as we are running laps around Celebration Park…the more laps you do, the more mileage.  It’s 1.5 miles around and exactly 1 mile from Pure Movement.  Here’s the course: Saturday’s route

I hope you can join us.

Other than that, I need to make a correction to my last post.  I said I had done 4 videos with Flula.  But I lied.  I had forgotted the very first video I made with him.  It was on a show we used to do called “The Dilly-O”.

Silly show, yes, but it must’ve been working because the series did win Two Emmys!

Fun night that was.

Fun night that was.

And one more thing I forgot to write about this week.  My soccer team made it to the championship game of our league.  The semifinal went to double overtime, then a double shootout.  I made my penalty shot to help them win.  But in the final, we also went to double overtime and double shootout, and I also made my penalty, but this time we lost.  Oh well, still had fun.

No smiles for second place.

No smiles for second place.

OK, I think that’s it for now.  Keep it fit people!

Peace!

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First (4th) Flula Video

Likes I said before, when I’m not exercising it, I’m producing it.  I am a TV/Movie producer/editor/writer/talent/shooter/etc.  And lately I’ve been very busy doing it.  So that’s why my blog posts haven’t been consistent lately.  Anyway, I’ve still been running, just not blogging.

A couple years ago I was lucky enough to make a video with the insanely talented Flula Borg.  The video racked up a ton of views and still makes me chuckle today.  Check it out here:

The video also won a ton of awards.  Being that it was so successful, we decided to bring him back to Texas to make some more videos.  While we were shooting them, he got an opportunity to ride on a Zamboni and so we helped him shoot one of his famous Auto Tunes videos.  He just recently finished editing it and here’s what it looks like:

While here, we also shot a quick episode of one of the shows I do called The Scoop.  Here it be:

But now I have finally finished editing the first episode of the new series we shot with him that’s called Rec X.  So it’s kind of the first new video we’ve done together, but really the 4th overall.  I think it turned out pretty well.  Hopefully you agree:

Anykitandkaboodle, we’ve got several shows in the can that need to be edited.  Besides Rec X, we’ve also got some surprises lined up.  Hopefully people will enjoy them and they’ll get their message across.  As you can see, two of the videos feature my friend Ashley Kamrath.  I’m glad she is involved in some of these projects.  She’s a pro!

Time to get back to editing…right after I go for a run, that is.

Holla!

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Hell Run #blog

The Hell Run took place in Fall of 2011 in Dallas – well, that’s what they said.  It was actually a pretty long drive to Middle of Nowhere, Texas.  But we made it there eventually, and got our run on.  My sister did this event with me and our dad took some pics and vids, which I put together in the short video seen here:

It was another in a long line of adventure races that seem to be popping up everywhere.  But it was fun and challenging.  The free beer was nice, and in addition to shirts and medals, we also got capes.  Everyone needs a cape, I suppose.  Funny thing is that I had already run 15 miles that morning, but I still looked better at the finish than this guy did, hahaha:

Anyway, not much more to say.  I think the videos pretty much sum it up.

Holla!

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