I just got in from a 2 hour run and I was sitting here thinking while  drinking my second  Pacifico Clara just how freaking effortless it is to do a ‘short’ run.

I remember when I was training for my marathon (CIM) back in ’97 how 2 hours, while it wasn’t significant, was still something that I had to push myself through. I did 14 miles comfortably in 2 hours but I still was extremely aware that I was ‘training’.

Now 16 years later, the same pace; effortless and without thought. Or if there is a thought then it’s ‘2 hours, easy, just a short run today’.

And I am battling dogs, snakes, dust storms, and all kinds of crazy shit running down here in the devil’s own backyard.