Breaking News on the Myles-to-Go Front

It’s been an exciting week.Shelley at the Creek

In addition to going live with Episode 3, we’re firming things up on a new project – a spin-off – that we’re planning to start shooting at the beginning of June. As we get closer to the shoot date, I’ll keep you up to speed with posts and pics. And if you’re interested in helping out, or coming by, or hanging out, or bombing the episode (bring running gear), or just seeing how this turns out,  we’d love to have you. If you’re not in town, don’t worry – once you see what we’re doing, you’ll undoubtedly have some ideas about future episodes.

Especially if you happen to be female and a runner.

We’re also on-track – Ted’s getting ready – to bring you more of Diamond’s words-to-the wise. Diamond, apparently, has been to the other side and, in the words of Joseph Campbell (The Hero With a Thousand Faces) has returned with a boon. In the words of Diamond “it’s a boon, not a bone. Don’t know what it is? Look it up”.

Some things never change.

For this week, The Kid has posted another heart-felt exchange with a fan about barefooting.

Episode 4 is up next week. Plans start to unravel as do some of the principals (and principles, for that matter) – stay tuned.

So, yeah, we’re only just into May but we’re heading into June with a full head of steam. All aboard!

Have a great week!




Episode 3


Calling all MTG’ers – Episode 3 is here!
In it, we’ve got Diamond’s stock soaring with Grace and Carla, Myles fighting an uphill battle for Diamond’s cash, and The Kid pulling out all his fan-crazed stops (but one) to impress.
The stuff that goes on – some of it – when Mom’s not home.

Off and Running!


Off and RunningWe’re off and running.
And it’s great to have you along. We’re planning on releasing every two weeks – so you’ll get Episode 3 next week – May 8th. (It’s about the bad things that happen when Mom’s out of the house.)
This week we’ve added:

  • two Behind the Scenes videos – interviews with Shelley (Grace) and me from Day 1 of shooting – if you’re into how this sort of thing gets started, and
  • a post by The Kid – wrapped in it’s usual prickly packaging – that’s got some great running advice and videos, whether you’re a barefooter or you just want to be

We’ve also got plans in the works, just squared up this week, for a spin-off mini-series you’ll start getting in late June about two of our female characters on the run – that’s all I’ll say for now – it should be frantic and fun.
Recovering today from a weekend half-marathon, I’m reminded why people run. I can only conclude it’s because it feels so good when we’re done. Tell me I’m not telling the truth.
Have a great week.
And enjoy!

Myles to Go – Launching April 24

Myles to Go.
We’re a new web comedy series about running, relationships and mid-life redemption.
If you’re over 40,  a middle-to-back-of-the-packer or a runner at heart you’ve found the right crowd. Hell, you’ll fit right in!
And we’re all going for a spin on April 24 (4:00 p.m. Eastern time) with the first two episodes of Season 1.
Sign up to our e-mail list and we’ll deliver the episodes, and all the great content we’ve got going, right to your door (well, inbox).
April 24. It’s a Wednesday. 4:00 p.m. Eastern.
How often can you say you had fun running when you still had Myles to Go.
Well, now it’s possible!
Is it a date?
Of course!
See you Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 p.m. Eastern.


On the Pad

I grew up in the space age. Launch days were a big deal.Apollo 11 Launch

I’d sit in front of the TV, one eye on the countdown clock, watching Walter Cronkite fill in the technical details and mission specifics. The impossibly white rocket stood poised in the background, on the pad, in the Florida sunshine. Pure potential. Little wisps of steam escaping from hoses connecting it to the massive gantry.

Remarkably, birds still flew around the rocket and went about their business on the Cape. Had they no idea what was going to happen?


The hours and then the minutes and finally the seconds (T-minus 10 seconds and counting…) ticked down.

At zero, mine and everyone’s adrenaline on full, a massive cough of smoke and fire burst from the Saturn V and enveloped it. For a few breathless fractions of a second – far too long – nothing seemed to happen. The rocket just sat there in a boiling cloud of smoke.

And then, impossibly slowly, it started to pull away from the earth and at once you could see, fire through the smoke, the sheer ferocity of the energy this massive vehicle was using – just to get off the ground. To overcome gravity, inertia.

It was awe inspiring. For those first few seconds, the big struggle – earth against rocket, inertia against movement, nature against technology – was on. Really on. Everything hung in the balance.

And then the rocket cleared the tower picking up speed and we cheered and whooped and it was up and before long out of sight – a bright dot, tracked by shaky earthbound cameras.

Myles to Go is on the pad. Birds are going about their business unawares. A lot of work is going on in the background. And we’ve trial launched before – made some changes and we’re back.

Needless to say, I’m looking forward to launch day.