Ghosts Live Here

I have heard myself say that a house with a death in it can never again be bought or sold by the living. It can only be borrowed from the ghosts that have stayed behind.

Lily from “I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House

I love to run, and I love to find and see old forgotten homes and abandoned places, and when the later happens in the course of the lesser it’s like magic.

(Seen along the Chattanooga 50 Miler.)

I think we should celebrate the things that bring us joy. This post is just a celebration of those places, and of this amazing poem I came across while *shockingly* browsing a Facebook group for abandoned houses (I belong to several).

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Move in Silence

“Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.” ~ Khalil Gibran

A year ago today I started my morning as I’ve started a few. Alone in my car, in the cold and the dark. This morning just happened to be at Woody Gap. Facebook reminded me of that fact today as I braved yet another cold and dark morning, very much not alone this time as I herded three small humans on their various ways. With everyone in their places now though the memory of that day and that run have blossomed in my mind. Great runs are fertile soil for great memories.

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#mixtapemonday

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Stunt Puppy Leash & Harness (Video!)

(Harness and leash in action!)

I’m working on a proper review and write-up but in the meantime I’m excited enough with the new Stunt Puppy gear I wanted to share a quick video of the leash and harness in action. I’ll say up front one of the things I’m really loving is how responsive Milo is to the feedback he gets via the leash and harness and that’s exactly what you’re going to see here.

In this video we’re coming up on a busy intersection. Just as we come up to the curve I drop down from a run to a walk. It’s worth pointing out I have the leash adjusted down to its shortest length (as mentioned previously the adjustable ability of the leash is a huge benefit in my book). You can see as soon as I stop running and the leash tightens Milo gets enough solid feedback that he drops his own pace and comes back to me without having to be pulled or commanded.

With my previous hands-free leash and harness I felt like I was an anchor point that the dog was attached to. With the Stunt Runner™ leash and the Go Dog Glo™ harness I feel more like we’re both two ends of the same piece, each of us moving in concert with the other. It creates a sense of confidence and ease, not to mention comfort, that has definitely added to the enjoyment I get from running with Milo.

#mixtapemonday

Content! Put the unapologetic back in your indie rock. You’ve got #sevendaystoslay.

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One More On The Pile

There are many, many blogs about trail running. So many. In fact I should probably apologize for even starting another. But this one is mine. I hope you’ll enjoy my unscheduled and stochastic ramblings. If you do please take just a moment and click the subscribe link at the bottom of the page.