My name is Harold and I have been a runner for damn close to 50 years (will be in 2021). Running has been the one constant in my life and I believe that I am pretty well grounded in who I am, where I am going with whatever is left of my life and how running will continue to be a part of it for as long as I can put one foot in front of the other.
I have had all the ups and down runners go through over the course of their running lives, the good times and the bad. Now it is time share the things I have learned about running as a neverwas runner.
Time to Run Again, is my blog – not yours, please remember that. I pay the bills, so I get to write about what interests me – mostly running. This also means that I will decide when and what is published on my blog, including comments. Those are the rules and they are pretty simple.
No, I probably will not always agree with you or people that I know in real life. We all have opinions, thoughts, and perspectives, it might just mean that mine is different than yours. Which is how life actually is and as long as we agree to disagree in a civil manner about our opinion, most of the time it ain’t a big deal.
I don’t have any special initials behind my name and have never been an elite runner, worked in the running industry, so I don’t claim to be an expert about running, but I am still alive after more than 60 years, been a runner for a good part of that time, still run a bit too much, eat fairly reasonably most of the time, use technology to complicate my life and at the same time am trying to simplify my life wherever I can.
My core values are:
However, I usually don’t take myself all that seriously most of the time and getting old is a helluva lot better than the alternative as long as I am healthy and have most of my faculties intact. I also plan to have some fun while living the best life that I can and delay as much as possible the ravages of Father Time.
There is no doubt that I am getting old and do struggle with some of the physical and/or mental changes that I have no control over. Also, I know that at some point in the next 20-30 years that I probably will die and I think about that a bit more than I used to. However, the way I look at it I have a great life and I am enjoying most of the things about getting to be old in today’s world, despite what the media might have us think.
Unfortunately, because I am stubborn and don’t always remember that I am getting older, I might lose touch with reality sometimes (actually quite often). As a result, I often do interesting stuff and then write about it for your reading pleasure. Yeah, I don’t mind you laughing out loud or smiling at some of my latest escapades of Harold being Harold.
Father Time or the Grim Reaper if you like, is unbeaten as far as we know, but I have a feeling he enjoys a good laugh now and then. So I plan to keep tinkering with the gonna keep living forever idea and have fun, while he chuckles at my lame efforts to stay half a step ahead of him, at least until he finally decides to catch me.