Every Runner Has A Reason from Heist on Vimeo.

Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco’s most unexpected half-marathoner. This is the story of why he runs.

If you are inspired, please consider contributing to Ronnie’s cause. He recently ran The Second Half of The SF Marathon to give back to the organization that helped him when he needed it most. hospitalityhouse.org/runronnierun.html

Ronnie is also a painter, and his art can be seen at ronniegoodman.com.

Getting Back to It

When I originally started this blog a few years ago, my intention was to share my thoughts, feelings, frustrations, etc. about endurance sports and my enthusiasm for them. Since my relocation to Kodiak, AK last year I have put this blog on the back burner. I have posted occasional Instagram pictures or articles about endurance sports, but haven’t shared anything personal for some time. 

This entry is being made to state that I am going to be making a conscious effort to post on a more regular basis. Although living here in Kodiak has changed the way I do some of my hobbies, it has not changed my love for them. I have been in a major cycling kick over the past few months and have been able to get in some enjoyable rides here in Kodiak as well as California and Japan. I recently completed a Strava challenge that I have been unable to complete the previous two years, the Rapha Rising Challenge, climbing 8800m(28,871.4’) in 9 days. With there being about 65 miles of paved road and the biggest climb of 330’ over 3/4 of a mile, I was forced to do 38 repeats on the last day of the challenge. A friend of mine and fellow blogger will be posting a Q&A about that particular challenge, which I will be sure to re post. 

I will continue to ride a few times a week while I transition back into running mode. There is a marathon here on the island in October that I plan to do. I haven’t ran a marathon in a few years but am looking forward to training for something. There are not many events on Kodiak so I need to take advantage of it.

Kodiak can be a pretty amazing place to live and I intend to take advantage of my surroundings. I will continue to post and share my stories and thoughts. I hope you enjoy.

#kayaking in #kodiak

#kayaking in #kodiak

A hot and dry selfie from the ride last weekend in 108 degree temps with @geoffp516 and @mrbarnacles #fondoday #stravacycling #stravaproveit #cycling

A hot and dry selfie from the ride last weekend in 108 degree temps with @geoffp516 and @mrbarnacles #fondoday #stravacycling #stravaproveit #cycling

Enjoying the view from Saturday’s ride in the foothills. #cycling #gopro

Enjoying the view from Saturday’s ride in the foothills. #cycling #gopro

A great spot to stop for a snack during a bike ride. #trailheadcoffee #cycling #bianchi

A great spot to stop for a snack during a bike ride. #trailheadcoffee #cycling #bianchi

See you on the other side, travel safe.

See you on the other side, travel safe.

Marine Dr. Downhill from Shane Williams on Vimeo.

A fun descent on my road bike in Kodiak, AK. Top speed was 46 mph.

Don’t let an obstacle stop you. Great morning for a #trailrun in #Kodiak #stravaproveit

Don’t let an obstacle stop you. Great morning for a #trailrun in #Kodiak #stravaproveit