Running

Dogs Really Can Smile: A Running Moment

Comments Off 06 October 2007

I’d never noticed the house before. Small house. West side of 37th street. I might never have noticed it, but I was flying down the street at full speed having just escaped my house for a much-needed nighttime run. I was flying down my street and the pavement was wet and shiny underneath shoes that [...]

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Running

Why I Run: The Art of Surging Through Sobs

4 Comments 15 August 2007

Those who know me best know that when I go quiet, it’s time to worry. Last night the intensity of everything I’m dealing with hit me.  These are some crazy times, people.  These are some wild and crazy adventures.  Sal is working from his Sunnyvale office this week and I’m a strange and quiet person [...]

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Gear, Running, Softball

Gear Friday: Socks That Will Change Your Life

2 Comments 03 August 2007

Welcome to the first-ever edition of Gear Friday – my weekly dish on all the gadgets, gizmos, and gear that are currently rocking my world (and should be rocking yours, too). In 2003, I played just over 100 softball games. I was on 5 league teams and a tournament team that played 1-2 times per [...]

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Fitness, Running

Be Relentless. Just Relax. Run a 6:50.

Comments Off 08 June 2007

I was bouncing around the house yesterday in between hammering out portions of a guidebook that I am ghost-writing for a client. I would go into super-fixated, song-on-repeat, headphone writing mode, finish a section, log the time on my invoice, and then pop out into the living area, nearly bursting at the seams. “What’s up [...]

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Running

I am Still Afraid of Kids (and Track Workouts are Still Really Effing Hard)

Comments Off 24 April 2007

I’m not fast. Here I am, all boot-camp-tough, and I can still barely eek out a sub-seven mile. Actually, I’m not even sure I *can* eek out a sub-seven mile because my stop-watch went on the fritz about 200m from the finish. I was out of town for the actual test last Friday so I [...]

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Fitness, Running

Slippery Slope.

1 Comment 30 March 2007

When I start to get really stressed out I often have the uncontrollable urge to retreat. Shut and lock the door. Erect social walls. Stop taking phone calls. Cease with all the endless emailing. I stay in the bathtub longer than I should reading the New Yorker, ZoeTropes All-Story, The Sun Magazine, The Tin House [...]

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