Overheard At The Marathon Expo

Overheard at the marathon expo

Several times a year, I act as a pacer for various marathons and half marathons. When I’m a pacer, I often find myself spending a bunch of time manning the pacer booth at the race expo, answering questions and promoting […]

Mistakes Runners Can’t Stop Making

Mistakes Runners keep making

Even the most experienced runners will make mistakes when running – making bad food or clothing choices. Running long runs at a pace that’s way too fast. After some runs, the couch may look so tempting to nap on – […]

Talking To Non-Runners About Running

Talking To Non-runners

I divide the people in my life into two major categories: runners and non-runners. The runners I largely know through various running clubs and fitness classes. With these people, my conversations are largely running focused: What are you training for? […]

When Is The Best Time To Run? 

Time Of Day To Run

Some runners swear by morning runs. For others, their day isn’t complete without a group run in the evening. There is no single ‘best time’ to run. I’ve read any number of studies that have claimed to find the ‘right’ […]

Puffin Picks April

Puffin Pick

After my 50 mile race, I’m focusing on two things: rest and recovery. I might be focusing too much on recovery (read: I might be getting a touch lazy), but I’ll get back to it soon enough. Read prior Puffin […]

Running Photos

running photos

My relationship with running photos continues to evolve. Historically (read: pre-this blog), I hated pretty much everything run photo related. I never had any good race photos (seriously, how can my eyes always be closed!?) and other runners taking photos […]

American River 50 Mile Endurance Run Race Recap 

American River 50

Fair warning: this race was huge for me and I have thoughts. This recap is slightly epic… settle in… I’ve retold this story several times, but I’ll recap it here (again). Running a 50-mile race was never something I’d considered […]

Body Glide: Product Review

Body Glide Product Review

Disclosure: Body Glide sent me products for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. I’ve used original Body Glide for years. It’s one of the first things I grab when I’m preparing for a long run. Under-boob […]