For whatever reason, I seem to run races in bunches. I can go months without strapping on a timing tracker or bib number then suddenly I’m inundated with races. And apparently summer is the season when this phenomenon hits its peak. Last summer I managed to run four races on four consecutive weekends. While I… Read More Six Days, Two 5Ks and an Injured Toe
If you’re like me, you enjoy doing well at stuff. Nothing feels as good as the satisfaction of a job well done. Things I enjoy doing well include, but are not limited to: bar trivia, parenting, Ms. Pac-Man, and running half marathons. When it comes to half marathons “doing well” is graded on a bit of… Read More Five Keys to Crushing Your Half Marathon
In recent years, running has become one of my favorite things to do when traveling. Logging a few miles is a great way to see parts of a city you might otherwise overlook. When I’m on a trip with my family, it’s relatively easy to wake up early and get my run on. However, when… Read More Running Away From Home: Denver, CO
Recently, I completed an ill-conceived challenge to run every day in the month of August. One of the big takeaways from that grueling experience — besides coming to the realization that 41-year-old legs are not meant for 31 straight days of running — is that I’ve grown tremendously bored of running in my town. While Poulsbo, WA may be… Read More Running Away From Home: Geneva, IL
This past Sunday the fourth and final race of my summer tour took place in Kirkland, WA, a suburb of Seattle and the former corporate home of Costco. If you’ve ever lost sleep wondering why the warehouse retailer named their brand “Kirkland Signature” you can now set your mind at ease and enjoy peaceful nights… Read More Summer Race #4: Rave Green Run
Happy National Running Day! Who knew National Running Day was even a thing? I didn’t until I saw #nationalrunningday on Twitter late last night. I’m certainly not surprised such a day exists — every day is National Something Day – I just didn’t know the day set aside for running was June 3rd. As soon as… Read More It’s National Running Day!
There’s no shortage of reasons to run. It’s fantastic exercise. It gives you a great excuse to get outdoors. It helps you support the economy by purchasing high-priced running accoutrements, like sneakers, socks, gels, water bottles, IPod holders, nipple balm, etc. One of the main reasons I run is because, at this point, running is one… Read More Reason I Run #6: Autonomy!