Socks, Drugs and Rock&Roll

Lieutenant Dan had a lot of good advice for Forrest — catch shrimp after a hurricane, make your peace with God, invest in Apple — but one tip in particular stands out: Take your socks seriously. Or in the colorful words of Gary Sinise: “There is one item of G.I. gear that can be the differenceContinue reading “Socks, Drugs and Rock&Roll”

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Brooklyn is the New Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Half Marathon didn’t start until 7 a.m. last Saturday, but in the hours leading up to it, my mind was already racing: Am I going to make it to the Prospect Park starting line before bag check closes at the ungodly hour of 6:10 a.m.? Is it going to start pouring mid-race likeContinue reading “Brooklyn is the New Brooklyn”

By Any Stretch of the Imagination

I recently found myself saying out loud nine words I never in my life thought I’d string together into a sentence. No, it wasn’t “Think I’ll have peanut butter just one meal today.” And it wasn’t “No thank you. I have enough golden doodle GIFs.” Heck, it wasn’t even “I’ve filled my ‘You’ve Got Mail’Continue reading “By Any Stretch of the Imagination”

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

Today marked the end of an era. This is the part of my blog where I’d usually make some kind of joke about peanut butter, or about goldendoodles, or about Shawn Hunter, or about any number of my favorite things and/or TGIF crushes, but today is no laughing matter. Today, Runner’s World permanently shut downContinue reading “So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu”

Milk and Cereal

They say the most important meal of the day is breakfast. I say the most important meal of the day is my office’s 3 p.m. champagne ration, but sure, breakfast is a close second. I’ve been an advocate of breakfast for as long as I can remember, though it’s taken different forms with each passingContinue reading “Milk and Cereal”