Tagged with Zen

Strength (and sanity) in numbers.

Strength (and sanity) in numbers.

A friend said that you know it’s been a heavy couple weeks when the President of the United States receives a poison-laced letter and it barely makes front page news. Even with positive thoughts of modern day Paul Reveres, and happy little Boston manhunt babies nine months down the road, April has been a pretty emotionally and … 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

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

When was the last time you did nothing?

When was the last time you did nothing?

Think of the last time you did nothing. Playing Words With Friends while you’re waiting for the train doesn’t count. Zoning out in front of the TV doesn’t count either. Neither does checking for Facebook updates while waiting for water to boil. There’s always something, right? I’ll blame my lack of downtime on my Android, … Continue reading

The Buddy System: Worked in grammar school. Why not now?

The Buddy System: Worked in grammar school. Why not now?

Running tends to be a very individual sport. Like all endurance athletes, runners can train with others, but will compete alone. There is always a clear winner in a race. “I ran faster than you, therefore I beat you.” I suppose that is what drew me to running in school, and the reason I’m still running and competing twelve years later. I satisfy my … Continue reading