Fear and safety Dec29

Fear and safety

Back in my bicycling heyday, safety was a straightforward affair. You slapped on a helmet, mimed a few turn signals and pledged to all interested parties to “keep the rubber side down.” Safety for runners, on the other hand, is a whole ‘nother animal. There are no hard, fast rules of the...

Escape to Philadelphia Dec22

Escape to Philadelph...

Living in a small town has its moments. Some might quibble with my characterization of Columbia as a small town—after all, we’re media-savvy enough to have two daily newspapers, urban enough to have our own stand-alone corner store (fittingly called “the no-gas”) and prosperous enough...

Rise of the machine Dec07

Rise of the machine

When I first subscribed to Runner’s World three months ago, it was with the hypocritical skepticism of someone who blogged about running yet doubted running-related news could fuel a monthly magazine year after year. How wrong I was. Runner’s World consistently out-scoops the competition...