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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

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Oh, the places you’ll go!

I just got back from a nearly two-week-long vacation, and it was the first trip in at least a decade for which I didn’t pack my running shoes. And it was a really good trip, full of new parks, streets, and trails just waiting to be explored by this injured runner. GAAAAH! I’m still jealous … Continue reading

“Stop being a girl and go!”

“Stop being a girl and go!”

Last Saturday I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Millrose Games, my favorite running event. Each year I go to watch incredible high schoolers, collegians and professionals, and to feel the magic of Millrose. The 2013 Millrose Games have been called “the best of all time,” and it’s hard to decide where to begin. Olympic sprinter … Continue reading

I need to start running again.

I need to start running again.

As if the mental clutter gathering in my head isn’t enough, I’ve now reached my breaking point on number of acceptable chins. Disclaimer: Not a real picture. I currently have several more chins than this. Kidding! Kind of. I have great faith in my physical therapists. I know I’ll be back on the roads again in no … Continue reading

Happy Blogaversary!

Happy Blogaversary!

What?? ‘Blogaversary’ is totally a word. It might not be in the dictionary, but it’s in the Urban Dictionary, and we all know that’s what counts. (I can feel my mom cringing right now. Sorry, Mom!) Anyway, today marks my one-year blogaversary, a day that I can reflect on the amount of disturbing, completely asinine, … 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

What do you think about that, satellites?!?

What do you think about that, satellites?!?

If I told you that twenty members of my running club ran together through midtown Manhattan late Sunday morning, you’d think we were nuts, right? You’re right! Wrong! We actually had a purpose! Two purposes, actually. The main purpose was dreamed up by our club treasurer, Tom, a year ago: run through the streets of Manhattan … Continue reading

Tough love or just plain love?

Tough love or just plain love?

Let’s face it. If you’re a Yankees fan, it’s been a tough postseason. Pitching has been stellar, but with quiet bats and bad calls, games have been lengthy and frustrating. In Sundays home game against the Tigers, some Yankees fans decided to boo their own players. Ugh. (Whatever happened to “root, root, root for the home … 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