Goofy Challenge Reca...

I’ll admit it—before this past weekend I never thought of myself as much of a Disney person. More accurately, it never even occurred to me that “Disney” or “non-Disney” were designations you could use to divide society into two distinct, opposing forces. I know, I know—it’s...

Philly Marathon

So how do you recapture the gut-wrenching excitement of your first marathon once you have four under your belt? Turns out, the answer is “run a bigger race than your previous four efforts combined.” When I signed up for the Philly Marathon three months ago, I had no idea what I was in for....

RW Half Recap

It’s been a crazy week. Everyone at Runner’s World has been planning the first RW Half & Festival since long before I claimed a cubicle, and as the event weekend finally approached, excitement—and preparatory workload—reached an Olympic-level frenzy. I resisted pressure to sign up...

Garmin Marathon

Despite what Crunch Time so boldly professed, I didn’t end up running the St. Louis Marathon this year. The timing just wasn’t right, and once I realized another marathon was happening the following weekend in Olathe, Kan., where my parents live, the choice was easy. I actually could have...

Run for Chocolate 5K

Let’s be perfectly clear: Lydia and I did not sign up for the Run for the Chocolate 5K because we’re such major fans of Valentine’s Day or cheesy romantic comedies or chocolate hearts or codependent sporting events. Sure, you might have seen us zipping around Columbia, Mo., in matching...

Kansas City PR

After two marathons in St. Louis, I finally got around to my hometown race—the Waddel & Reed Kansas City Marathon. And much to my chagrin, I finished all 26.2 miles without doing anything newsworthy like winning or giving birth to a child after crossing the finish line. Because this year...