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...

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...

Learning to Run Feb13

Learning to Run

A recent caucus of this blog’s readership reveals that approximately 30 percent of you love running, 40 percent of you hate running, 20 percent of you have never tried running and 10 percent of you are my mom. Does that add up to 100 percent? Because there might be another 10 percent that...

How to Ruin Xmas Dec24

How to Ruin Xmas

Googling my way around the Internet for health news, I stumbled upon one of the most ill-conceived stories to come from a moderately reputable news source. No, don’t go looking for it yourself—there’s no space for comments, and I’d rather they didn’t accrue more page hits from my...