Life Has a Funny Way

I’ll blindly stand behind most things nineties — Lisa Frank, Tamagotchis, that puppet dinosaur show that briefly aired on TGIF — but Alanis Morissette’s hit single “Ironic” has always annoyed me just a bit. A traffic jam when you’re already late. A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break. It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you needContinue reading “Life Has a Funny Way”

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Heavy Weights

I’ve done a lot of reading on the inception of running, and while the etymology of the word jog is reportedly unknown, this much I know to be true: When distance running came into fashion in the 1970s, much conventional wisdom surrounding the sport was misguided, sexist or downright wrong. Take a quick glance backContinue reading “Heavy Weights”

40 Days of Fitness

Very few holidays fall on Wednesdays, and those that do as part of their calendared schedule usually elicit widespread revulsion for their brazen decision to situate themselves midweek. Seriously. Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: “Can you believe it?! Halloween is on a Wednesday this year. A WEDNESDAY. Ugggh.” If you’ve been alive forContinue reading “40 Days of Fitness”

How I Became a Runner

This afternoon, I got my first blog post topic request from an old college friend. It read a little something like this: blog post idea: could you write about how you first started running? like what distance and times were you doing (if you know the times). did you chart your performance or did youContinue reading “How I Became a Runner”