Tagged with track & field

“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

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

A sight to be seen

A sight to be seen

I started my running career in high school. Although we were the most successful team in our school, winning state and county championship banners for our gymnasium, most students and faculty probably didn’t realize cross-country and track teams existed. This, combined with my love of stupid jokes and cynical sense of humor, lead me to … Continue reading