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’ […]

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 […]

Puffin Picks March

Puffin Picks March 2019

With my training mileage really ramping up, I’ve been super happy I found an app that pays me cash to run… Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links where I may be compensated if you purchase items or click […]

Skills You Develop Running In Place

Benefits of treadmill runs

Many runners (myself included) view the treadmill as a necessary evil. It may have its place when it’s dark and rainy out, but otherwise? The treadmill is to be avoided at all costs… I mean, the thing was originally developed […]

Checking In With Yourself Midrun

midrun check in

Even if you started your run with the best form, the best mindset, and the best plan for fuel and hydration, things can start to slide after a few miles. It’s important to check in with yourself occasionally midrun. This […]