Why I Am Giving Up Running (For A While)

I have been running for 15 years. I’ve run multiple races, including four half-marathons. In August of 2016, I fell during a half-marathon and banged up my knee and shoulder pretty badly. Even though I finished that race, with blood running down my leg, it took me a couple of months to recover from that…

I Escaped The Invasion!

Last weekend, I participated in the Area 13.1 Alien Half Marathon in Roswell, Georgia. This is the event that I have been training for all summer long, through sticky, sweltering evenings and mercilessly hot weekends. Two weeks before the race, I caught a cold, which drained my energy, killed my taper plan, and turned into…

Snorlax Love

For the past couple of weeks, my daughter and I have been hunting Pokemon a la PokemonGo (along with everyone else in the world) almost every evening. It has gotten us outside and given us some time together just having fun. I have probably walked 10 miles just hunting Pokemon. Since our neighborhood has tons…

The Good Old Summertime

Summer is in full force here in the sunny South, with the heat and humidity both turned up to 11. We are still a month or so away from the “dog days” of summer, those dry, brown, heat-baked days when the only sound is the rising and falling hum of the cicadas and only movement…

Getting Started

In life, I often find that the hardest part of some project or task or chore is just getting started. Every year, usually around the holidays or the cold dark days of winter that follow, one of my running magazines will have an article about keeping your running motivation during the winter. As a runner,…