It’s been said that the running memoir blog is dead in 2019. Many speculate this is due to the proliferation of well produced podcasts and the looming Fed interest rate increases.
Well, I’m not buying it. As Liz Lemon’s boyfriend once famously said, “technology is cyclical.” So the blog is back and I’m owning it. Like silk shirts and ironic fanny pack wear.
Admittedly, I need a creative outlet. Outside my daylight Bruce Wayne life of being a PT and coach, I’ve recently taken on the responsibilities of fatherhood. Being a dad is hard and socially constricting. This blog is my only hope for communicating with people who aren’t my wife and daughter. It is an electronic message in a bottle. For those who receive it – send size 2 diapers and more caffeine.
All joshing aside, I want to share my stories with my friends and make new ones. Like a lot of new friends. Send this link to everyone in your Google contacts in an e-mail titled “Read this – so Good!”. I’ll send everyone free stickers for your Subarus when we hit 10,000,000 page views. I’m kidding about that last part, of course. Probably. Or maybe I’m just here to build an empire and run for public office in 2032.
Real talk -this blog is about telling stories. Running stories. Epic and not so epic stories. Some of epic blowups. I get that most of you are here as a familial favor or as a sidebar from using my coaching* and more useful educational materials. And now that you’re here, you’re going to see how I came to learn so much. It was by repeatedly screwing things up so royally God decided to pity me with mediocre running talent and the body of the oldest Backstreet Boy when he was younger. The one with the trench coat.
Running Irregardless is a collection of honest stories about living a bigger, better life through running – and doing it Irregardless* of the nonsense life throws at you.
I hope you learn something, find inspiration, and laugh a little, too. Because as one of my students once said on an official Undergraduate Teaching Assistant evaluation – “Nat is very funny, but not always intentionally.”
- As earlier mentioned, I house and feed my dependents through run coaching. Affordable, effective run coaching. You can retain me as your badass endurance sensei by clicking here.
- * Irregardless is a word. Get over it Millenials.
- If I know me like I think I know me, I’ll love it if this blog develops a viral interactive component. So mosey on over to the comments section and ask any question about life and running. Literally anything. I’ll do my best to answer in the form of a Gary V. Facebook video – which is me talking in a serious voice over cool background music, while wearing an intentionally odd fitting beanie, riding in the back of an expensive car. I’ll sign the end of the video in cursive using Adobe editing software. Like I said – building an empire.