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Marathon Spectating 101

Marathon Spectating 101

Fall means only three things to me, now that I’m far removed from my high school and collegiate cross country seasons. Fall means pumpkin beers, baseball playoffs, and marathons. There’s also a constant dread of the first frost, but let’s just focus on the positives. If you’re following my blog, chances are you know at least one person … Continue reading

Mmmmm… pie.

Mmmmm… pie.

I’m a visual learner. Concepts and information really don’t stick with me unless I read them, am able to conjure up a visualization, or write them down. Everything else goes in one ear and out the other. And if the idea is numbers-heavy, forget about it… I already have. Because of this tendency, I like graphics and charts. Throw some … Continue reading

You caught me.

You caught me.

The quick stint on the DL that I mentioned? Not so quick. I’m benched. On the injured list. Sidelined. Out of commission. Whatever you call it, I’m not currently running. At first I was told it was inflammation of my hip abductor muscles, but today I learned I have some slight tearing in one of the … Continue reading

What’s your 2013 runolution?

What’s your 2013 runolution?

Whether you say it aloud, write it down, or just think it, you can’t deny that it at least crosses your mind to make a resolution this time of year. Once that New Year’s Eve ball drops, you’re ready to start flossing nightly, stop biting your nails, stop drinking so much beer, stop using bottled water, learn the entire Gangnam … Continue reading

See and be seen

See and be seen

It’s winter. Technically it’s not, but let’s be real here: I don’t see daylight during the week, my ice scraper is already riding shotgun til spring, and it’s snowed twice (if you count today). It’s winter. I could complain about the next four months forever, but running through them is a necessary evil. Sure, you … Continue reading

Jersey Strong

Jersey Strong

As one of the many still without power in NJ, I’m trying to find a bit of normalcy after Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully I have friends who had power restored quickly and their houses sustained no damage, so I have been mooching off their hot water, electrical outlets, and internet in short bursts all week. As … Continue reading

A quick stint on the DL (I hope)

A quick stint on the DL (I hope)

I recently became the proud owner of a brand new mountain bike, thanks to the fantastically generous (and flat!) Dunellen 5k Race for Education. I’m really excited to incorporate biking into my weekly routine and start some real cross-training. (Wait, you mean running in Vibrams doesn’t count?!) Problem is, I haven’t owned a bike since … Continue reading

My sport is your sports (corporal) punishment?

My sport is your sports (corporal) punishment?

An Iowa athletics official stated last week that the use of running for sports discipline should be considered corporal punishment. I can see new cross country team t-shirt slogans now… “Cross Country: Because caning and whipping would be cruel.” “Cross country is corporal punishment. Your sport is just a game.” “Run like you stole something… … Continue reading