All bent, out of shape

Wait a minute! What’s going on here? I thought this site was about running, you might be saying to yourself, beer frothing on your table as you shake your fist at me. Indeed. The Fat Panther was started primarily as Continue reading All bent, out of shape

Far and Loafing in Los Olivos

With apologies to Dr. Thompson (The events told here may or may not have happened. The people described may or may not exist. There is only pink, yellow, stripe and blue. That is all any of us need.) Race report: Continue reading Far and Loafing in Los Olivos

Shoe Review: Xeroshoes Umara Z-Trail Sport Sandal

So… duh, I like to run in sandals a fair bit. I also run in a number of other types of shoes, but for me there’s nothing like the freedom of feeling the air under my feet as I flit Continue reading Shoe Review: Xeroshoes Umara Z-Trail Sport Sandal

Race Report: 2016 La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run

“Tracking paused!” I slowly trudged up a steep, slippery and mostly unmarked (except by bones, cow patties and the occasional ribbon) hill in San Luis Obispo and seriously considered murdering my RunKeeper app as she, once again, passive aggressively suggested Continue reading Race Report: 2016 La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run

Race Report: 2015 Overlook Endurance Runs 50K

I walked into Auburn Running Company on Saturday morning looking like Teddy Roosevelt wearing lederhosen & clown shoes. I was here because, somehow, I’d been gently convinced that I could likely power-hike my way through a 50K in the Auburn Continue reading Race Report: 2015 Overlook Endurance Runs 50K

What a 2 year old shoe taught me about trail running in Utah

In 2013 I picked up a pair of HOKA ONE ONE Stinson Tarmacs. I picked them up because my pair of Stinson Evo Trails was one of very few that “cratered”, a collapsed area that HOKA assured me occurred in Continue reading What a 2 year old shoe taught me about trail running in Utah

Recipe: Toffee Dip

Sacramento’s Carmichael Dave shared a killer dip recipe with us on Twitter so I thought I would respond in kind with my own “crack dip”. This one is a doozy, and healthy since it includes apples! Just kidding, this sucker Continue reading Recipe: Toffee Dip

Review: Earthrunner Circadian X Sandals

A while back, Earth Runners contacted me to ask if I would be interested in trying out their sandals. I spend a lot of time running in sandals and I was intrigued. I’m going to get one thing out of Continue reading Review: Earthrunner Circadian X Sandals