Cousin Binge Revisits

It happened.  I had a little food binge.  It started at age 12, when I went to my parents’ bedroom, closed the door, and declared I had something very important to tell them:  I was going on a diet the next day, so they shouldn’t make me eat.  I expected them to meet the announcement […]

To Go The Distance Or Not; That Is The Question

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela I have a little confession.  It hasn’t been a lie, but a convenient omission.  Oh-oh, this sounds familiar.  I am writing a running-themed blog, but I’ve never run a full-marathon.  That’s right.  I have never run 26.2 miles.  The longest distance that I have run is […]

Katie and Kristin

You know that question, if you could have lunch with anyone past, present, or future, who would it be?  Well, I’m actually going to be having lunch with my person in less than 2 weeks.  At various junctures in my life, I would answer this question differently, but at this point, I would want to […]

Lady In Red

“The lady in red, is dancing with me…There’s no body here, it’s just you and me….But I hardly know, this beauty by my side…”  -Chris de Burgh There is a woman that I see regularly on my running path at the Beverly Gardens Park.  She is always wearing the exact same thing: a red shirt, […]

Sprints and Mental Orgasms

“Only your imagination limits the ways you can spice up your running routine.” —Bob Glover, coach and author of instructional running books I don’t claim to be a coach or any type of actual authority on running, but trust me when I say I’ve come up with a little enjoyable drill that is going to […]

Crazy Rain Runner

“Mothers are all slightly insane.”  J. D. Salinger When I was thirteen and living in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA; I got my first regular babysitting job.  Twice a week, I would babysit for our neighbor Jeanne after school while she went for a run with 2 of her girlfriends.  I made $4 […]

Hills and Lumbersexuals

“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”  Henry Ward Beecher By now, even if you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed the full-beard facial hair trend.  I’ve never been a fan of it.  Because growing a full beard overnight is […]

Come Undone…Tears and Sweat Streaming Down Your Face Are Indistinguishable Anyway

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ― Cynthia Occelli I have a therapist.  His name is Jake.  He doesn’t know he is my therapist.  Jake is a […]

Running My Own Race

For most people, a new year means resolutions; for many runners, a new year involves reviewing their outlined running goals and races for the coming year. I’m going to run a half-marathon every month this year, or I’m going to get a personal record(PR) in my 10k time, or I’m going to qualify for Boston(BQ) […]