I desperately searched the sidewalks for the big white sign that said Mile …I desperately searched the sidewalks for the big white sign that said Mile 25, only to discover it was nowhere to be seen. Discouraged, I trudged on. It was (the impossibly long) Mile 24 of … Read More
The last few years, I’ve been lamenting lost speed. (“Speed” being a relative …The last few years, I've been lamenting lost speed. ("Speed" being a relative term, mind you.) As each year vanishes from the calendar, minutes have compounded on my race times. I couldn't believe I ever … Read More
I remember well the cold January afternoon my two closest friends met me …I remember well the cold January afternoon my two closest friends met me at a local university. It was the beginning of a new year and we were meeting to run our first mile. None … Read More
As I started writing this post, I tweeted I was choosing the winners …As I started writing this post, I tweeted I was choosing the winners of our runDisney Princess Half-Marathon giveaway. The epic prize package--for two separate winners--includes entry to the February race; a two-night hotel stay … Read More
Until you’ve been to a runDisney race, you can’t quite believe how monumental, …Until you've been to a runDisney race, you can't quite believe how monumental, exuberant, fun, and, well, magical the event is. Being surrounded by nearly 30,000 women runners, most of whom are festooned in sparkles, … Read More
Sunday afternoon, as I was wrapping my children’s Christmas presents–haphazardly sticking pieces of …Sunday afternoon, as I was wrapping my children's Christmas presents--haphazardly sticking pieces of tape onto the jaggedly cut snowflake paper, then using a Sharpie to write a name on a bow-less package rather than finding … Read More
Am I giving away the era I grew up in when I admit …Am I giving away the era I grew up in when I admit that reading, "Cover Me," immediately makes me croon the Bruce Springsteen song of that name? The first rock concert I ever went … Read More
Welcome to day 2 of the Another Mother Runner annual 5K of the …Welcome to day 2 of the Another Mother Runner annual 5K of the Holidays, a festivus of running-related goodness. Today our theme is the all-important Fuel Me. Being properly fueled--and hydrated--can mean the difference between … Read More
My constant traveling companion, Dimity, and I can get silly (read: punchy) when …My constant traveling companion, Dimity, and I can get silly (read: punchy) when we're on the road. When our energy drops or we start missing our families, we break out the goofiness to boost our … Read More
Dimity and I have creativity in spades–professional magazine writers, we’ve written books …Dimity and I have creativity in spades--professional magazine writers, we've written books that we hope is dog-eared on your nightstand or stashed in your gym back--yet we lack craftiness. Asking us to knit, crochet, embroider, … Read More
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