I’ve received some criticism for the title of this blog, so before you take offense, please read below!
“Going Down the Road Feeling Bad” is a traditional Americana song likely first recorded by Henry Whitter in 1924 and sung by such legends as Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, and of course my favorite, The Grateful Dead. It’s a blues song that talks about making progress down the metaphorical road of life even when the going is tough or you don’t feel like you can go on any more.
Sound like ultra-running to you? Yeah, me too.
So the site name is a play on one of my favorite songs. Do I really feel bad when I’m running?!?! No! In fact I usually feel great when I’m running! It’s when I feel the most alive and the most at peace with the world. But do I sometimes need a little bit of motivation to keep on heading down the trail?
I hope you enjoy my writing here. While it is technically a running blog, we all know that running is life, so it’s probably more accurately called a life blog. But seriously, I’ve had plenty of people that don’t really run at all read my posts and comment on how relevant they are to everything.
So pour yourself a cold (or hot) one, put your legs up (it’s good for circulation), and poke around a bit.