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....

Back in Action! Sep23

Back in Action!

It’s been a while since I posted. But unlike my last major blogging hiatus, this time I didn’t break any bones, nor did I spend the entire summer crutching around Portland and playing up my “wounded bird” status to gain sympathy, romance and customized crutch coozies. This time my...

The Gambler Apr13

The Gambler

Last week I decided that I probably shouldn’t run the St. Louis marathon. I was having a lot of breathing problems related to the temperature and season change, which manifested in the induced termination of several gestating long runs. The billboards lining I-70 would not have approved....

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...

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”...