Why Are So Many Running Phrases Negative?

Running Phrases

I felt like I was channeling my inner Andy Rooney with this admittedly rather curmudgeonly post, but sometimes I just can’t get an idea out of my head… I was recently looking up phrases with the word ‘run’ or ‘running’ […]

I Wrote A Book!

half marathon training day by day

So I did a thing- I wrote a book! I know it’s totally cliche, but writing a book has been on my bucket list forever. Time to cross it off the list! Running and Writing Now more than ever, the […]

Types of Runs We’ve All Had

Types of run

Last weekend, I volunteered at an aid station for the Double Dipsea race, a notoriously difficult (and very famous) trail race in the Bay Area. While we were setting up, all the volunteers (all veteran runners, racers, and race volunteers) […]

How To Handle Panic Training

Panic Training

So here’s the scenario: you signed up for a race months ago with every intention of training for it. You were excited to train for it. You had a great training plan, but then life got in the way, and […]

Puffin Picks May 2019

Puffin Picks 0519

I’m still in between training cycles, so I haven’t been running a ton (though that will be changing soon!). But that doesn’t mean I’m sitting around twiddling my thumbs! I’ve been keeping busy, meaning my picks are mostly non-running related […]

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 – […]