Hail Dark Roast Coffee, Full of Caffeine, Blessed Art Thou Amongst Morning Drinks

Yes, the rumors you’ve heard are true. I’m back.

Remember how I said I’d be posting every Monday and Thursday? (Which turned into every Tuesday and whenever-I-feel-like-it?) Yeah, scrap that.

Anyway, here I am, second day back to work after a Christmas vacation that also included a trip to Jamaica (tough life) for David and Nicole’s wedding. It was a wonderful time, and a beautiful wedding, and naturally I got a lot of running in.

In this case I’ve redefined “running” to “drinking a whole shit-ton of Johnnie Walker Black and lounging on the beach.”

Sarah’s reaction when I’d finished my first “free” drink at the all-inclusive resort before she’d even taken a sip of hers.

That being said, I did run my “test” 13.1 miler on the 27th while I was in San Antonio, and BOY, what a run that turned out to be. In a good way. How good?

8:30/mile average pace good.

I guess something about running through Terrell Hills agrees with me. Or maybe it was the week’s rest I had beforehand. Or the beautiful weather. Or the 60,000 extra calories of energy from Christmas.

Suffice it to say, I’m more excited than ever to run my first “official” half marathon at this year’s upcoming Cowtown Half on March 1st.

In fact, now that I know I can reliably run a half all by myself (even without the adrenaline that comes with race day), I’ve modified my training to begin preparing for my first marathon: the Big D Marathon in April.

I’ve also returned to CrossFit L3 / SHAGFitness on a regular Monday/Friday/Saturday schedule for cross-training after a few weeks’ hiatus. Needless to say, after being gone that long, my performance during the WODs has been something short of spectacular.

Coach Talon cries boy tears when he watches me work out with half the weight I used to use. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

So get ready, dear readers. Carter is back in the Land of the Free and Home of the Bears (credit: Coach Talon). Blog posts are back. Running is back. CrossFit is back. I’m so excited.

I think I’ve had too much coffee.




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About Carter Schimpff

Husband. Marketer. Fort Worth runner. TCU alum. Rugger. CrossFit enthusiast. Running enthusiast. Blogger. Aspiring Ironman. Occasionally offensive. Unintentionally (un)funny.


  1. WHOA. You disappeared from the blogosphere and now BAM. Look at you all graduated from half to full marathon!

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