The Christmas List: Because Not Everything About Running Has To Suck

So I broke the streak last week and if there's one thing I've learned about myself it's that given the slightest excuse not to run, I will take it. Since breaking the streak I think I've run once. Maybe twice. Either way, it's been to a bunch of Christmas songs because Christmas songs are awesome and because not… » 12/22/13 10:00am 12/22/13 10:00am

Meet The Guy Who Won The First Ultra Marathon He Ever Ran

Zach Miller is a 25-year-old dude who travels the world while working on a cruise ship. Last week, he won the country's oldest ultramarathon, the JFK 50 Mile, a race he'd never heard of until October and a distance he'd never come close to running before. His time of 5 hours 38 minutes and 53 seconds—in strong… » 12/01/13 11:00am 12/01/13 11:00am

The Secret To Surviving The Holidays (There Isn't One)

This is the hard part for me. The race is over and all I have pushing me is my own determination, which is another way of saying "nothing." It's especially dangerous now, too, that the holidays are coming up, which is so weird when you think about it. » 11/24/13 12:00pm 11/24/13 12:00pm

Running 50 Miles Across Kansas Was Actually Kind Of Awesome

I ran in the Bison 50 Relay race from Topeka to Lawrence, Kansas last weekend. It was 50 miles and surprisingly not the worst thing I've ever done. Next week I'll run a half-marathon in Florida and then, well, I don't know what I'll do. Probably get re-fat on alcohol and seasonal treats for the next two months because, … » 11/03/13 12:55pm 11/03/13 12:55pm

No Matter How Far You Go, You Can't Outrun Stupid

You think you've exhausted the myriad avenues available to you in which it is possible to be an idiot at life and then you have a week like this one. Whatever the opposite of Mad Genius is, that's me. Recovering Fatass Soundtrack: Sane Moron Edition. Let's get down to brass tacks, shall we? Your Spotify playlist is… » 10/20/13 10:30am 10/20/13 10:30am

Breakfast Is A Pain In The Ass, But Probably Helpful

It is October, a time for drinking seasonal beers and being hearty. I am not drinking seasonal beers because I gave up drinking for the month because of an upcoming race. I gave up drinking for running; it's terrible. As you're reading this, I am likely getting drunk at a football game. Here is your Spotify Playlist. » 10/13/13 12:00pm 10/13/13 12:00pm

Running Uphill Is The Worst, But You Should Probably Still Do It

I am now mere weeks away from some kind of buffalo/cow/large land-mammal-themed relay race in Kansas City and a few weeks more removed from the Wine and Dine half-marathon in Florida. I'm also going on a booze sabbatical. Things are terrible lately. Come, join in the misery and music. Here's the Spotify playlist you… » 10/06/13 3:00pm 10/06/13 3:00pm

Old People Think Younger Kids Aren't Running Fast Because Of The Wire

Welcome back to Recovering Fatass Soundtrack, where talk about running, music and, this week, how old people are the worst. I went full albums again this week (with some randos sprinkled in to make up the time), which is why I've organized some as "Band, Album." A full album is kind of like an instrumental in that it all … » 9/22/13 11:15am 9/22/13 11:15am

When The Treadmill Makes You Hate What You Once Loved

I discovered something this week on the treadmill. God, the treadmill is just the worst. The absolute worst. That's not the discovery. Calling that a discovery is like saying Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. What I'm saying is: the Vikings were somehow involved in the manufacturing of a crude treadmill… » 9/01/13 1:00pm 9/01/13 1:00pm

If Inception Is Possible, I Need It

This week, I'm quite certain you'll soon learn, I probably had a stroke from all the heat. Which I think is different from heat stroke, but what do I know? I'm not a doctor. I'm just a guy trying to make it in this crazy, mixed up runner's world. Here's a Spotify list for you. Please feel free to question my music and… » 7/21/13 1:00pm 7/21/13 1:00pm