The Honeymoon’s Over

I’ve been in a committed relationship since January 2011, and I hate to admit it here for the whole world to read, but the novelty has started to wear off. When we first started seeing each other, it was new and exciting and gave me a real purpose for waking up each day. Together, IContinue reading “The Honeymoon’s Over”

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Guest Post: Lucky Shorts

Note from the real RiledUpRunner: Below is a guest post from my homeboy Davy, an uninspired runner and a cursed soccer player but a talented musician and a fabulous friend. You may remember his pretty face grazing these pages before, from when I plugged (my cameo on) his adorable children’s album to when I finallyContinue reading “Guest Post: Lucky Shorts”

We Can’t All Win Trophies, Baltimore

Have I mentioned before that the Baltimore Ravens and I have a legally-binding understanding in which only one of us gets to perform great athletic feats at a time? I won’t go into the details of the deal here, other than to say it was signed in Ray Lewis’ tears – and someone else’s bloodContinue reading “We Can’t All Win Trophies, Baltimore”

New Year’s Resolutions, or Not

A favorite tool of motivational phrase writers and the Denver Broncos alike, failure is purportedly a useful means to self improvement. “The only real failure in life is the failure to try.” “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” “Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’ll still be among the stars.” Sounds nice, sure,Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions, or Not”

Unsolicited Shameless Plug for a Modest Friend

I write a blog exclusively about myself. I have two full-sized mirrors in my 150-square-foot bedroom. I started every sentence in this paragraph with the word “I.” In the words of Jack Donaghy, “The song ‘You’re So Vain’ was, in fact, written – by me.” If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was aContinue reading “Unsolicited Shameless Plug for a Modest Friend”

Rise and Shine

When I arrive at the office on Monday mornings and inquire about my co-workers’ weekends, I get the sneaking suspicion everyone is just reading out loud the thesaurus entry for “relaxing.” “Oh, I just took it easy,” one seemingly well-rested colleague says. “Never left my apartment,” says another. “I took the chance to get caughtContinue reading “Rise and Shine”