Friday, December 30th was the last work day of 2016 for me, and I felt the need to do something special to close out 2016.  A final small celebration of how 2016 had turned out pretty well, despite its inauspicious start. So, on the way to the office, I pulled into Chick-fil-A. Now, stopping at my favoriteRead more

An Asterisk (For Now)

While I fancy myself more Batman than Superman (my Flash days are long behind me), I do have my own Kryptonite:  heat and humidity.  So, back in late May, when I decided to train for another crack at a sub-twenty minute 5K, the weather in the Midlands of South Carolina looked to be the fly inRead more

You’re Fired!

If I was a drinking man, this might have been me in 2016: Sitting on this barstool, talking like a damn fool Got the twelve o’clock news blues And I’ve given up hope for the afternoon soaps And a bottle of cold brew Is it any wonder I’m not crazy? Is it any wonder I’m saneRead more

Old Dog, New Trick?

April 11, 2009 was probably the most historic day in Fowler Family running history.  Not only was the Newberry County Memorial Hospital 5K that day the first 5K for my wife, my son, and me, all three of us actually won age group division awards. As an eleven year-old fifth grader, my son finished first in the 10-14Read more

So Close – But Yet…

I am a great starter. Need someone to run the first twenty miles of a marathon? No problem.  Need to tear apart an old Jeep in hopes of rebuilding it? Give me a wrench. Want to paint the master bathroom?  Let’s go to Sherwin Williams. Oh…Wait…You want a finisher? Well, hold on there, pardner. Finishing isRead more