Just random stuff
The title is a clue. ;-)
December 02, 2022
Just a short episode to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
November 24, 2022
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
Good news! You'll have to listen to find out though. Enjoy.
November 12, 2022
Yesterday, today was tomorrow and tomorrow, today will be yesterday.
Just some thoughts on our twice annual time change.
November 05, 2022
What I learned from a Magic Mile
I learned a life lesson from a recent Magic Mile. I thought it be helpful to share with you.
October 30, 2022
Two years, seven months and four days.
Quick chat about my experience in returning back to the office after a long pandemic hiatus.
October 25, 2022
Back to basics
Since this is my only podcast, I am now back to basics. Anything I wish to talk about will now be on this podcast. Get used to hearing a wide range of topics on this and upcoming episodes. Enjoy!
October 22, 2022
It’s a small world after all.
How one storm connected the entire east coast.
October 06, 2022
My heart is in Florida today.
Thoughts and prayers to my friends and family in Florida today
September 28, 2022
The last day of summer.
Random thoughts on the last day of my favorite season of the year.
September 21, 2022
A bird in the hand (2022 edition)
A little audio diary about the Bird in Hand half marathon weekend.
September 11, 2022
Happy Labor Day!
I hope this holiday finds you well.
September 05, 2022
Welcome to the 1st of September!
September 01, 2022
See you in September.
Wrapping up the end of August. Where the heck did this month go?
August 25, 2022
Rainy days and Robert Plant.
Random thoughts on a rainy Monday morning.
August 15, 2022
Twenty two years ago today
A bit of reminiscing about my wedding day 22 years ago today.
August 12, 2022
A long Sunday walk
Was the title not clear enough for you? Just kidding. Random reflections on a long Sunday walk.
August 07, 2022
Good news on the health front. Also a bit other news to share.
August 05, 2022
In order to the better treat this headache that I have been dealing with for more days than I care to mention I’m going to be taking the month of August off of podcasting. I will see you in September!
July 29, 2022
Well this summer has certainly had its share of challenges but it’s always best to stay positive. It’s not often easy, but it’s always best.
July 27, 2022
George Jetson was born this year.
Just a pleasant Sunday morning walk
July 17, 2022
Beautiful Sunday morning ramble.
A spontaneous conversation on a sunny Sunday morning.
July 10, 2022
Wonderful birthday was had by all. Well at least by me anyway
A post birthday update
July 06, 2022
It’s July and the tiger lilies are out
Welcome from the first day of the second half of the year.
July 01, 2022
Good day from Barry Lurch White
Random thoughts with a dynamic base range.
June 27, 2022
Happy Father’s Day
Brief reflection on Father’s Day, Juneteenth and my current improving state of health
June 19, 2022
Just a very quick update since I haven’t recorded anything in a little bit
June 16, 2022
Nice long walk
And clients on a nice long Saturday morning walk
June 04, 2022
The unofficial start of summer.
Welcome to the unofficial start of summer 2022.
May 31, 2022
Cloudy days and the last week of school.
May 24, 2022
Two excursions for the price of one
On this lovely Saturday morning I am taking you for a run and for a dog walk after
May 21, 2022
After a lovely mid week break.
Random thoughts after our lovely break mid week.
May 19, 2022
Screw the random bit, practice planned acts of kindness.
A friendly challenge on a lovely day.
May 17, 2022
Friday the 13th
Brief discussion of the legend surrounding Friday the 13th being an unlucky day.
May 13, 2022
Wild turkeys and the end of an experiment.
Wild turkeys heard this morning and the verdict is in on Twitter. Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose.
May 12, 2022
A nice quiet morning
Got a nice surprise from work when all of my classes were canceled. Just some random thoughts on a random quiet morning.
May 10, 2022
Happy Mother’s Day!
Just a well wish to all of the mothers out there!
May 08, 2022
Riders on the storm.
Woke up with The Doors “Riders on the storm” in my head. Thought I’d share. And for extra credit, if you’re on social media say something nice about someone today.
May 04, 2022
Hope you’re having a better day
Starting my week to the sound fire engine sirens in the distance. I hope you’re having a better week than whoever is being responded to in my local area.
May 02, 2022
Best of luck to those getting it done today
Some well wishes for those running the flying pig and the Frederick half marathon
May 01, 2022
The twitter of birds, the Twitter of social media and Shakespearean alliteration.
Some thoughts about the joys of spring, the rebirth of Twitter (maybe) and other fun topics.
April 29, 2022
Much a dewpoint about nothing.
Just a little chitchat on an extremely foggy morning.
April 26, 2022
Return of the familiar
A quick, or not so quick, discussion of the enjoyment of familiar things returning again
April 24, 2022
Don’t be outside your fitness level
Some thoughts about this year‘s Boston Marathon and then of course some more thoughts about our crazy weather and why you need to come to Bird in Hand this year.
April 21, 2022
Time keeps on slipping into the future
The end of an era and the dawn of a new day
April 13, 2022
Some days you’re the windshield. Some days you’re the bug.
Stream of consciousness and a spring morning
April 10, 2022
I know what I like and I like what I know.
Thoughts on the wait and then finally seeing Steve Hackett after a 2 1/2 year hiatus thanks to Covid.
April 07, 2022
An app everyone should have on their phone.
A short discussion about the Red Cross app Emergency and why I think everyone should have this on their phone.
April 02, 2022
Oh man it’s cold!
A chicken from the completely frosty 13° day five days away from the beginning of April.
March 28, 2022
The last time
Just some thoughts about paying attention to life as it goes by.
March 25, 2022
It’s a beautiful day
Just some banter on a beautiful morning
March 19, 2022
All good things come to an end
Thoughts on the end of a great vacation!
March 14, 2022
Still on vacation and loving it!
An update on my vacation so far
March 09, 2022
A well needed vacation.
A longish chat on a well needed vacation.
March 05, 2022
The Dead Of Winter
Just some thoughts about the phrase the dead of winter.
February 13, 2022
Just a quick update as we come to “hopefully” the last month of winter weather.
January 25, 2022
Remembering Martin Luther King and the power of being genuine.
Just a midmonth check in to remember Dr. Martin Luther King. Also the offer some encouragement in case you’ve already fallen off the resolution wagon. By the way, since I can’t remember how many years I’ve done this podcast I am numbering the season this year by the last two digits in the year. Thus that makes this year season 22.
January 14, 2022
How to keep a New Year’s resolution
OK this may be a surprise for you but this show is actually about how to keep a New Year’s resolution. The title probably threw you off. Enjoy!
January 01, 2022
Famous Last Words for 2021
Just some final thoughts in the last week of the year.
December 26, 2021
JD’s Big Fat Announcement
Time for a check in and a big fat announcement!
December 12, 2021
Welcome to the first day of December. I have news!
December 01, 2021
Live from the barn
Just a quick check in from the interior of our barn. Too darn windy again to record outside. Enjoy!
November 27, 2021
A Sunday walk
Just some random thoughts on a Sunday walk
November 21, 2021
Not all the way there but definitely one or two steps forward
Yet another update.
November 19, 2021
From challenges to opportunities
Hey folks! This episode is about lessons learned from a recent health challenge. If I have completed my mission with this episode, I will have given you a highly effective strategy on how to deal with challenges when they arrive in your own life. Cheers!
November 14, 2021
Counting down the days until March 13, 2022 and a pro tip for this weekend
Well it’s time for my biannual discussion of changing the clocks again. If the statistics are correct most if you fall on either one side or the other of this issue. Most of you also agree that we should pick a time zone and stop shifting it twice a year. Regardless of which side you’re on, I have a helpful pro tip on how to deal with this twice a year time change. I hope you find it helpful.
November 06, 2021
Last minute preparations and September makes another run at Pennsylvania
Final update before my marathon in Greenville.
October 25, 2021
Training update and Central American creation myth.
October 22, 2021
On the tail of training for the Swamp Rabbit.
Finishing up the last week of intensive training for the Swamp Rabbit marathon.
October 19, 2021
I don’t even recognize myself in this new training plans
Another amazing workout and another work out that I wouldn’t believe if I hadn’t actually done it.
October 15, 2021
It’s Wednesday and I feel amazing!
Rest day check in
October 13, 2021
Happy Colon Day
Just a few thoughts on a walk on Columbus Day 2021…. Columbus, who his real name was Cristobal Colon.
October 11, 2021
Much a dewpoint about nothing.
After a week that definitely felt like fall late summer weather has returned and with it elevated dewpoints. Because it’s all about the dewpoint.
October 05, 2021
What a fantastic run
Thoughts on my two hour run today
October 02, 2021
Potentially shifting to Hansons
Started re-reading the Hansons distance project training plan and considering shifting to this training plan for my next marathon.
September 26, 2021
First long run of fall.
Read the title.
September 25, 2021
Au revoir summer 2021!
Last run of summer
September 21, 2021
Sixteen on the trail
Read the title
September 19, 2021
Last full week of summer
Just some quick musings about my favorite season of the year
September 14, 2021
Just some thoughts after the race
Just a few thoughts after the 2021 bird in hand half marathon weekend
September 12, 2021
The last run before the Big Bird.
The title says it all.
September 08, 2021
Does the world need another podcast?
Giving some thought to doing a proper podcast and would like your input.
August 26, 2021
I had a good name for this yesterday.
Once again another life update. In this update though I have a shout out to a rather inspiring friend of my named Dave who just successfully completed a 100K run in the heat. But it gets better. Yes, you'll have to listen to find out. Enjoy!
August 21, 2021
Just a quick show about a new brand of supplements for runners that I thought you might enjoy hearing about.
August 15, 2021
Bonus edition #1
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
A bonus edition in honor of a ridiculously hot day today.
August 12, 2021
Twenty one years and still going.
Greetings! Just a quick submission on my 21st wedding anniversary and day six of my vacation.
August 12, 2021
The clock is running….we have a vacation!
Day one of my vacation and thoughts of same.
August 07, 2021
Looking forward to vacation
Yeah the title pretty much tells you what this is about
August 05, 2021
Swimming is hard
I once again add swimming to my workout routine. It’s very different from running. It’s a good low impact way to pull in the parts of your body that you don’t use very much when you’re running though.
July 20, 2021
More news from Floravania.
Just a check in. Weather, training…the usual stuff.
July 16, 2021
The Frederick Half Marathon
Rumor has it this might be about the Frederick half marathon.
July 11, 2021
Pre-Frederick planning and more info on Bird in Hand.
Read the title.
July 08, 2021
It’s not Monday. It’s not Monday. It’s not Monday.
Dealing with post long holiday weekend date recognition. Also an update on my training and planning for the Bird in Hand half marathon. And of course we talk about the weather!
July 06, 2021
It’s a good idea to watch out for cyclists if you’re going to a bike race.
Did some more early morning musing on a walk with Reagan. After getting through a four day extreme heat wave I am a little bit of a cranky pants this morning. It’s nothing personal west coast, Nevada, South Dakota and Illinois. Happy Fourth of July and joyeux le jour du Canada!
July 01, 2021
Training, heat waves and walks on the Appalachian Trail.
Once again, the title says it all.
June 27, 2021
Summer solstice 2021
Once again the title pretty much lets you know what this is about
June 21, 2021
Just a pleasant morning
Just sharing some thoughts on an absolutely gorgeous morning
June 17, 2021
Running, Instagram and cones of shame.
I think the title pretty much says exactly what this episode is about.
June 15, 2021
Break out your cardigan, your goatee and your studious glasses...this one’s a bit deep.
June 10, 2021
Went for a walk with Reagan this morning and thought I would record the sounds of the 17 year cicadas for you. In addition, since I already have your attention, I figured I talk about my recent vacation. Enjoy!
June 05, 2021
Just an update from the beginning of my 11 day vacation.
May 23, 2021
On the road back to mojo
Hello folks! Just a chat about what life has been like after the Turkey Hill country classic and how happy I am that things are on the way back up now. Yeah, it’s been special.
May 14, 2021
Running with strangers
Well after 17 months it’s finally happened! I ran with a group of people I don’t know. Time to chat about the Turkey Hill country classic.
May 02, 2021
Thought it would be fun to record a drill run for those of you that are unfamiliar with this term.
April 18, 2021
Till we have faces part two
Today’s discussion is about the impact of COVID-19 on a planned race in May and what I will be doing instead.
March 30, 2021
Happy St Patrick’s Day
Just a little submission in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and halfway decent weather
March 17, 2021
Deep sigh as weather finally improves.
Hey folks! Just a 23 minute banter about all things that are going well starting with the absolutely beautiful weather that has finally made it to South Central Pennsylvania. Huzzah!
March 12, 2021
Be ready to spring forward
Just a little helpful advice on how to prepare for the change to daylight saving time this Sunday, March 14, 2021.
March 08, 2021
Wandering banter and bloodhound side comments
Finally got a nice day to record and walk with Reagan. Reagan also apparently wanted to record today
February 22, 2021
Nor’easters and Magic Miles
Once again another update on my training. This time I chat about my most recent Magic Mile. And I have a little something to say about the nor’easter that’s coming to my house. Enjoy!
January 31, 2021
Customized training and a chilly canine walk.
An update on my customized training and I hope that we will treat each other better in 2021.
January 08, 2021
The first day that is not 2020
Looking forward to the promise that is 2021. Hard to believe this is the fifth season of this podcast but that’s the math. Here’s wishing all you hoped for comes true in 2021…unless it’s horrible. Then you’re on your own. ;-)
January 01, 2021
And as the sun sets in the west on the year that was 2020…
This is an end of year wrap up program. Just a short discussion of what’s happening at the end of 2020 for me and my plans going into 2021.
December 27, 2020
Far away but close at heart
Just a bit of banter about how lucky I am to have the friends that I have.
December 13, 2020
Coach Amy likes speed work
Hello folks! Today’s episode is an update on my new training program. Enjoy!
December 05, 2020
Deep thoughts with Jim, Reagan and that bird
A quick little discussion about cross training and working together.
November 21, 2020
Had to get this on my chest
Just a quick little submission about my current running plans and the differences between wrist and chest mounted heart rate monitors.
November 05, 2020
I was just vacationing
OK as promised here are the recordings from my vacation. I have a recording for you from Saint Augustine Florida and another one from Savannah Georgia. Enjoy!
November 03, 2020
This time yesterday it was still dark
So once again it’s time for my daylight saving time podcast. This year though it’s just a mention because I’ve said all I need to say in previous years about daylight saving time. This year I get to talk about the virtual marathon I ran yesterday on my home route.
November 01, 2020
It’s vacation time!
The title pretty much says it all.
October 23, 2020
High intensity training and vacations
Just a little update about some added exercise into my daily regimen in an upcoming vacation
October 19, 2020
OK folks this is a little bit of a rant of all the things that I am a bit tired of. OK maybe more than a bit.
October 14, 2020
I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK
This week I have an update on canine Lyme’s disease and a new exercise known as Lumberjack walking.
October 10, 2020
When you’re just not feeling it
Just a short submission about when life throws you curve balls and you’re now short on either time or mojo.
October 04, 2020
Run. Run. Reagan.
Just another walk with my dog and some friendly banter.
September 16, 2020
Funeral for a GymBoss
What is your reaction when a piece of running equipment has finally seen its last day? Mine was fairly unceremonious.
September 12, 2020
No FaceTime for Facebook
Just a short little segment about how my Facebook holiday has gone this week. If you need me to jump to the end let me just say my brain is happier.
September 04, 2020
See you in September!
Happy September everybody! Just a quick check in to talk about some information I just received from the Swamp Rabbit marathon folks.
September 01, 2020
The dog days of summer
I walk with Reagan and a discussion about the last few days of August and the beginning of the fall months.
August 29, 2020
Maffetone HR Zones
This episode is a more in-depth explanation of my use of the Maffetone method to create more reasonable heart rate zones to train from
August 24, 2020
Good ole Rocky Top
This show is about my flights after completing the virtual run across Tennessee my upcoming virtual races and another big name and fell to a virtual this year
August 19, 2020
The dawns early light
Some more musing with my mut as the sun comes over the horizon.
August 13, 2020
Late morning walk
Taking a late morning walk with Reagan after running 7 miles is my friend Anthony this morning
August 08, 2020
Famous last words
This is just a short update on the Swamp Rabbit Marathon.
August 05, 2020
A break from the heat.
Hello folks! I’ve got another check in from a walk with my dog Reagan.
August 03, 2020
Reach for the sky
Another short program while I walk my dog. Today I discuss the impact of the Garmin shut down the past few days.
July 26, 2020
A boy and his dog
Hey folks out for a walk with my brand new puppy named Reagan I would record
July 24, 2020
Ep 4.18: Podcasts, heart rate monitors, British swear words and Coronavirus beards (Long Format)
Hey folks! Well no sooner do I make a commitment to do shorter shows than I have a need for a long format show. Once my friends or my wife are able to run/walk with me again the need to do longer shows here will evaporate but for today..... Well, yeah. It sounded good coming out of my mouth at any rate. This show is rated PG-13 btw. Enjoy!
July 18, 2020
Ep 4.17 Summer Attire
This show is about what I wear during the dog days of summer. I'm always interested in what other folks wear regarding clothing or tech to get them through a run. Since this is my show I'll start the conversation by telling what I usually wear. If you have a go to product please reach out and leave me a comment! I'd love to hear how you stay cool and comfortable during the summer months.
July 11, 2020
Ep 4.16 Back2Basics
This is just a quick message about the new show format....or rather how I am giving up the current show format to go back to the original show format which, since I haven't been using it in a while, now can also be called the new show format!
July 11, 2020
Ep 4.15 Lactate Threshold Fail
A quick conversation about a recent lactate threshold workout I tried and the relativity of weather conditions.
July 08, 2020
Ep 4:14 Je suis le Heatmiser
Just a quick recording from my phone to tell you I love summer!
June 10, 2020
Ep 4.13: I won't sit for this any longer
Hey folks! Just a quick update. I had a slight injury and the ID of the problem is not what you might expect from a runner. On the mend now but steps have been taken (pun intended) to make sure this doesn't happen again. Enjoy!
May 20, 2020
Ep 4.12 The New (and not so) Normal
In today's show I discuss the curious phrase "The New Normal". I also discuss my running goals and current training plan. Enjoy!
April 21, 2020
Ep 4.11 Good day Sunshine
Howdy folks! Time for another update. I have some things to chat about like a new training course and upcoming races so all uplifting content. And for a bonus....the sun is actually out again! Enjoy!
April 16, 2020
Ep 4.10 Mr Blue Sky
Hey folks! Time for another check in. Got a lot to talk about so this episode is just short of an hour. Enjoy!
April 05, 2020
Ep 4.9: Sometimes you just have to wait
Well hello again! This is another check in from pseudo-quarantine. Glad to be outdoors for a run on a sunny afternoon. Enjoy!
March 27, 2020
Ep 4.8: A year of surprises
Howdy folks! Well here is my coronavirus check in. Hope this finds you all well, if a bit bored and stir crazy in your homes. I decided to find the positive spin to this whole coronavirus deal as well as discuss some non virus topics. Enjoy!
March 22, 2020
Saved by Xero
Today's episode will feature a quick run through, pun intended, of my vacation week I am finishing up. The majority of this the episode will be about why I chose to try (and will now stay) with Xero Shoes. I'm not trying to sell you a pair of shoes here. I'm just passing on why I like them. Do what you want with the information, provided you first listen to the information. After that, it's your life, your feet, your choice. Enjoy!
February 22, 2020
Ep 4.6 Thoughts on social media
Today I head out for a progression run and discuss my thoughts on social media and it's overuse. I manage to also get in an update on my training for the Dismal Swamp Stomp half marathon, now only 8 weeks away, while I'm at it. Enjoy!
February 09, 2020
Return to Rudy
This week I returned to a favorite running spot; the John Rudy County park. It was damp and gray but it is always a good run at John Rudy. Enjoy!
February 01, 2020
Well we are in the middle of winter and I am in the middle of a half marathon training program. It's all about keeping on, keeping on at this point. Enjoy!
January 25, 2020
Somedays you're the windshield, somedays you're the bug.
It's been and underwhelming week of training. Late days at work and bitter cold have taken their toll this week. Still it's only one week and my goal race is not until the first week of April. Plenty of time to right this ship. Enjoy the show and your week!
January 17, 2020
A Farewell to Kings
Today's show is about the passing of the World's Greatest Drummer, Neil Peart. I also chat about my training and my love of Xero Shoes. This is also the first time I've used a season # to list a show. That having been said.....welcome to Season Four! If you would like to send me a comment or a submission of your own you can do so here: https://anchor.fm/i-was-just-thinking/message
January 11, 2020
I have a new coach
Today I chat about my new coach. I chose a new coach from my Garmin app so I'm comparing the training plans for a half marathon of Jeff Galloway and Greg McMillan. All this and while getting over a upper respiratory cold to boot! If you have a question or a comment you'd like to be part of a future show feel free to send me one at the link below! https://anchor.fm/i-was-just-thinking/message Thanks for the download! JD
January 04, 2020
How to make use of a treadmill
Just some thoughts on how to use the treadmill without getting hung up on how fast you’re going.
December 27, 2019
Just an excuse for a show
Went out for a four-ish mile run and just free associated in order to make a show. Chilly 18 degrees for this run. Happy first day of winter 2019-2020! The days get longer starting tomorrow!
December 21, 2019
Today I discuss my podcast's switch to Anchor.fm and my most recent half marathon using the Jeff Galloway training program on my Fenix 5 watch from Garmin.
December 16, 2019
I was just freezing (post Florida thoughts)
December 11, 2019
We were just thinking
Virtual run with JD and Anthony.
December 01, 2019
The Pacer Persona
November 10, 2019
Musing on the end of the year
October 29, 2019