Be You

I once heard someone say, It is in our differences that we are significant. What do we bring to the table that no one else has? What makes us unique? What makes us special? When the new president was assembling his team, he didn’t look for a bunch of people that were exactly like him?…

How To Trick Your Brain Into Thinking About Running

I haven’t run in a while. My favorite excuses: It’s been too cold. It’s been snowing. It’s too slushy as the snow melts. I’ve been too busy. I just barely have enough energy to get to the gym and do a few cycles on the elliptical. You know the excuses. Chances are, you might have…

Fartlek Isn’t Just A Funny Word

I needed to run today: to clear my body of the remnants of a super-strong cough medicine to raise my metabolism sufficiently to get rid of my illness to just throw myself back into running after the cold To accomplish all this, I decided to do some speedwork a.k.a. FARTLEKS. For those outside the running community,…

Running Gear In Preparation for Running Group

I am leading a running club at my church, so I have to organize my running gear.  I need to figure out what I need to chuck, what I need to replace and use the lessons learned thus far to prepare for the future. I really need 2 new pairs of running shoes but I…

She Did It

If a woman gets up at dawn, battles the ice and freezing temperatures to stand in the park to and cheer on the half-marathoners, does she make a noise? She does, if she’s cheering at the NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half-Marathon in Central Park. It was less than 20 degrees, with fresh snow on the…