Snow Day

The first snow run of the year is always my favorite. It always takes me back to my first running crew, back in Lancaster. There were only three of us. Generally not enough to claim a crew, but one of us was named Mad Dog, so I feel like that gave us crew credentials. Because … Continue reading Snow Day

Blue Ridge Double Marathon and FOMO

Got an email today about the Blue Ridge Marathon. Double. The Double Marathon. Apparently there are 17 spots left. For the Double. Admittedly, I haven't registered for BRM yet because I can't decide on which distance to do. I wasn't really considering doing the Double this year. You know, because last year I learned that … Continue reading Blue Ridge Double Marathon and FOMO

Today I Earned a Crown and Restriction

Finished up Virginia's Blue Ridge Triple Crown today. With the Star City Half. I didn't get a crown at the end. I really wanted a crown. Pretty sure I earned one. Apparently I did get a medal, though. That my running partner picked up for me. Because I'm walking-impaired now. North Mountain did some damage … Continue reading Today I Earned a Crown and Restriction

It’s a Fruit That Tastes Like Meat

I ate jackfruit tonight. I'm not entirely sure what jackfruit is. I was afraid to look it up beforehand because I was worried about what I'd learn. My fears were justified. Wisegeek describes it this way: "The ripening fruits have an odor that has been compared to the smell of rotting onions. This often discourages … Continue reading It’s a Fruit That Tastes Like Meat

Split Custody and Runageddon

In Season 9 of The Office, Oscar explains the staff's response to Stairmageddon. So when something as routine as elevator maintenance happens, and people are forced to expend cardiovascular effort, we have to compare it to the end of time. I'm gonna go ahead and claim this description for what happened at 3am this morning. … Continue reading Split Custody and Runageddon

Why Employers Should Hire Runners

Like, specifically. You should actively recruit runners. I'll explain why. Runners are really healthy, so we'll help keep your insurance costs down. We tend to eat better ... some of us. We get sick less often, so we call out less often. Now, there are breeds of runners (trail runners, ultra runners, OCR runners) that … Continue reading Why Employers Should Hire Runners