“Dressed to Compress”

“Dressed to Compress” by Patrick Reed Looks like my blog posts are mimicking my running efforts once again. Yeah – I am battling injury on the roads and trails… It is only fitting… Continue reading

“Unbroken” – a book review about the great Louis Zamperini

“Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand A book review by Patrick Reed I had just finished my second screening of my daughters’ favorite new movie – “Frozen” – when a friend held up the book… Continue reading

One Mile at a Time

“One Mile at a Time” by Patrick Reed Shall I rename this blog “One mile at a time”? Perhaps… I remember having read helpful hints about naming one’s blog or website — and… Continue reading

The Will to Win

Hello running world! It has been far too many weeks since I have written a new article for my blog — but I Am Back! After all, what better time to resolve again… Continue reading


Writing by Patrick Reed Today, I sit with my back to the mountain; I can, if I try, see its reflection in my monitor’s screen. Yes, it is as if the computer screen… Continue reading

Running: Cheap or Costly?

Running: Cheap or Costly? by Patrick Reed How much does running cost you? I don’t mean in terms of dollars and cents. For certain, ours is an inexpensive sport when it comes to… Continue reading

The Optimistic Runner

The Optimistic Runner by Patrick Reed If you have read many of my blog posts, you will know that I am supremely optimistic – not only in my running, but also with regards… Continue reading

Dr’s Orders

Dr’s Orders by Patrick Reed My wife convinced me. I won’t say compelled me, though that might be closer to the truth. She urged me with concern to get to a specialist and… Continue reading


Waiting by Patrick Reed Few things tax us like waiting. Whether we are awaiting an impending and expected action — as in pre-race weekend excitement and jitters — or whether it is waiting… Continue reading

Either You Run the Day…

“Either You Run the Day, Or the Day Runs You.”                                              … Continue reading