Chasing the hornet Jan30

Chasing the hornet

I’d like to say Hornet Juice has been on my radar for a while now, but that’s just not true. Prior to two weeks ago, I’d never even heard of the stuff. I could barely envision a world in which I’d take pleasure from the words “hornet” and “juice” in such close proximity, nor...

Gear Guide #2 Jan24

Gear Guide #2

Welcome to Gear Guide #2, a continuation of Gear Guide #1’s breezy departure from running minimalism. Hailed by critics as “service journalism at its most salient,” Gear Guide #1 labored to make a difference in runners’ lives by raising awareness to meaningful tools, accessories and...

Gear guide #1 Nov15

Gear guide #1

Running is a minimalist sport, or at least that’s what I thought when I first started running. You see, I came from the world of bicycling – an exhaustive universe populated by parts and tools and little strips of neon to tether pants. In comparison, running was so low-tech it almost...

Energy Item Round-up Apr05

Energy Item Round-up

It’s unfathomable now, but when I was a kid I hated eating and would do almost anything to avoid it. Eating meant coming inside after a long day of playing; it meant watching helplessly as diverse foods touched, mingled and mated; and most scarringly, it meant fighting with my parents over the role of vegetables in an active pre-teen diet. I fantasized about the future, when a single lozenge could take the place of a meal, and you could get all your nutrients without the laborious process of setting a table or chewing. Flying cars were for dreamers with no sense of reality – all I wanted was the meal pill. Today that mythical future is a...

Personal Worst Jan26

Personal Worst

Columbia is currently experiencing “wintry mix,” which sounds like a delicious holiday potluck item, but is actually the most irritating weather pattern that nature provides. As far as I know, this is a recent introduction to Earth’s winter arsenal. I only heard the term “wintry mix”...