Dog Days of Summer, or Keeping Your Better Half Cool

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about my own personal health and comfort. Today, let’s shift the spotlight to someone far furrier and less likely to hold a multi-year grudge: my dog. Lucille, as you’ve probably realized, gets a lot of real estate on this page, and for good reason: she’sContinue reading “Dog Days of Summer, or Keeping Your Better Half Cool”

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20/18 Vision

Alright folks, it’s time to talk about New Year’s Resolutions! But wait — you may be asking yourself — isn’t it a little late to be setting 2018 goals? I mean, the presents have been opened, the tree’s been untrimmed and the bearded man in red came and went. True statements, all of them, butContinue reading “20/18 Vision”

Excuse Me: I’m Streaking Here

I’ve googled A WHOLE LOT of things this year, from presidential lines of succession to alpha-dog behaviors to whether a human and bear can ever truly be friends (spoiler alert: they can’t.) But the thing I’ve surely asked the internet most often this year is a telling sign of my often-wavering commitment to fitness: “ShouldContinue reading “Excuse Me: I’m Streaking Here”

The Resolution Will Be Televised

People in this world tend to fall clearly into one of two camps. They’re either morning people or late-night people. They either love olives or hate them. They’re dog or cat fans, introverts or extroverts, team Chris or Liam Hemsworth, and appalled by the GOP front runners or not paying attention. They either believe inContinue reading “The Resolution Will Be Televised”

Welcome Insignificance

After completing my inaugural marathon last fall, you may recall I found myself struggling to generate canine-free copy to fill this space. Following months of long runs and speed work and unbridled excitement, this running blogger suddenly found herself out of the running circuit, giving me all the time in the world to write butContinue reading “Welcome Insignificance”

Guest Post: My Long Term Relationship with Running

Note from the real RiledUpRunner: Below is a guest post from my girl Meredith, who you might remember from that time I went to Austin, Texas, and gained 45 delicious pounds. You may also remember her from that time she threw me an “Anne no longer has mono!” celebration dubbed AnniePalooza, the time she letContinue reading “Guest Post: My Long Term Relationship with Running”

Let Me Count the Ways

I love number crunching nearly as much as I love number munching–and most other educational 1990s computer games, to be fair–so I’d like to take a brief reprieve from my typical verbosity and break down my last year in numerals instead. 1,048: Miles I ran in 2012, or about the distance from my Manhattan apartmentContinue reading “Let Me Count the Ways”

Life After 26.2

You know that feeling when you’ve been writing a blog about running for almost a year in anticipation of your inaugural marathon and then after running that marathon can no longer think of anything interesting to write about and consider just posting photos of your brother’s goldendoodle on the internet instead? No, you don’t knowContinue reading “Life After 26.2”

A New Milestone

My boyfriend may be in Costa Rica this weekend doing all sorts of fun things that are bound to get him killed–from unlicensed scuba diving to waterfall repelling to dining with cannibals, only one of which I made up–but my solo New York City weekend promises to offer something perhaps even more exciting: my firstContinue reading “A New Milestone”

Run-Commuting Home

I freaking love multitasking. As managing editor of a daily paper with a bad running habit and a pesky need to sleep, I somehow never seem to find enough hours in the day if I’m only completing one task at a time. Por ejemplo: Squats? Lame. Brushing teeth? Tedious (and arguably unnecessary. Back me upContinue reading “Run-Commuting Home”