Runners vs. wolves and planes Mar17

Runners vs. wolves a...

People like to scare you about how dangerous stuff is, whether it’s walking alone through the park at night, talking to strangers in white vans, or neglecting to wash your hands long enough to deliver William Henry Harrison’s inaugural speech to a bewildered sinkmate. News media like to...

Throw some bones at me Mar11

Throw some bones at ...

Dudes, I need your help. The marathon is exactly one month from today, and I’m about to enter Phase II of my training: raising money. No — I’m not trying to roll you for a few bones to support my Peanut M&M’s habit, my Bud Light Wheat habit, or any of my other...

Sidekick pentathlon Mar07

Sidekick pentathlon

As the fifth most excellent running superhero (after the Flash, Flash II, Kid Flash and Quicksilver), it’s occurred to me that I’m lacking one thing enjoyed by many costumed speedsters: a sidekick. I spend a lot of time alone these days – living alone, running alone, studying alone,...

Life’s big questions Mar05

Life’s big que...

Bronchitis and cold weather have conspired to keep me from running lately. After weeks of lazing around in my crossword jammers instead of hitting the trail, I’m starting to get a little nervous about the upcoming race day. Before I got sick, I was up to 16 miles. Now it’s all I can do to...