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

When was the last time you made a paper snowflake?

When was the last time you made a paper snowflake?

Remember folding a white piece of paper and cutting out chunks to make a snowflake? I haven’t wasted fifteen thousand trees just trying to make one still-uneven snowflake confused Mother Nature with my excellent craft skills since grammar school, but there’s a fantastic reason to do it now. This Wednesday, RVRR will make snowflakes for … 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

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

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