Naked Ambition

I’ve made a lot of questionable wardrobe choices since launching my running career, from cat ears to tutus to goldendoodle handbags. But there’s at least one growing workout trend I’ve yet to try: Streaking.   “And it’s going to stay that way, young lady!” I hear my father saying now as he replaces the flatteringContinue reading “Naked Ambition”

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Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

I don’t know much about orbits – unless you’re talking about the 1990s fad soda that I so desperately wanted to drink/chew – but my limited planetary background tells me the world has started spinning faster. From take-out dinners edging out home-cooked meals to online holiday shopping replacing an entire day at the mall toContinue reading “Slow Down, You Move Too Fast”

It’s Gonna Take Time/A Whole Lot of Precious Time

Any journalist worth her weight in ink knows clichés have no place in quality prose, but there’s a reason these overused phrases have such staying power: they oftentimes ring true. Ever come on too strong and scared a would-be suitor away? Remember that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Felt let down after your plansContinue reading “It’s Gonna Take Time/A Whole Lot of Precious Time”

City Love

Yesterday I ran a little local New York City road race and came within 50 seconds of a new PR. You came within 50 seconds of your 3:51:51 Marine Corps Marathon PR despite New York City’s infamously challenging hills and last week’s illness? That’s wonderful! You may be thinking. Even Meb had to walk! Oh,Continue reading “City Love”

On Your Mark

I’ve never doubted the caliber of my friends, but in case I needed some sort of reaffirmation, the outflowing of support following my Thursday night blog post undoubtedly sealed the proverbial deal. “Just reading your blog,” one texted me later that night. “Haven’t gotten to the end (is there a happy ending?) but I amContinue reading “On Your Mark”