Carolyn, a Portlander like SBS, completed her fourth marathon of the year. (She …Carolyn, a Portlander like SBS, completed her fourth marathon of the year. (She also did nine half-marathons.) Here’s how the 26.2 miles went for her. With 44,000 participants, the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon was … Read More
I love few things more than what Reader’s Digest used to call, “drama …I love few things more than what Reader's Digest used to call, "drama in real life." Current events that grab your attention and shock you with each new detail. This week I got to be … Read More
I feel I should be wearing an Armani gown, Harry Winston diamonds, and …I feel I should be wearing an Armani gown, Harry Winston diamonds, and a dramatic up-do a la an Oscars presenter as I announce the winner of the NordicTrack C900 treadmill. Doing my best Julia … Read More
I met Marcia Grajewski, 34, on Twitter; I viewed with awe after reading …I met Marcia Grajewski, 34, on Twitter; I viewed with awe after reading her blog. This mother of two teaches Spinning, has qualified for the Boston Marathon, and won a “Figure Show” (a bodybuilding spin-off) … Read More
The marriage of running and strength training can sometimes be as challenging as …The marriage of running and strength training can sometimes be as challenging as a raising-kids, who's-turn-is-it-to-empty-dishwasher marriage. I struggled for years to find a balance between our beloved cardiovascular activity and building (or at least … Read More
Get three runners in a room, and you’re not likely to find agreement …Get three runners in a room, and you’re not likely to find agreement in their feelings toward a treadmill. Moms tied to home because of a deployed spouse or napping baby think a treadmill ranks … Read More
Gotta ‘fess up: I’m nervous about the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas half-marathon, …Gotta 'fess up: I'm nervous about the Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas half-marathon, which is now less than two weeks away. My nerves shouldn't be jangled--I've lost count of how many half-marathons I've run. Last … Read More
It seems Dimity and I debate new ideas as often as my 6-year-old …It seems Dimity and I debate new ideas as often as my 6-year-old twins argue over who gets to play with their new robot pencil sharpener. SBS to Dim: "Hey, let's have a pre-Thanksgiving sale … Read More
I often feel like a toddler or Dory from “Finding Nemo,” my …I often feel like a toddler or Dory from "Finding Nemo," my attention distracted by all things shiny and new. The other day, the onions I was sauteing for pasta sauce nearly burned because I … Read More
On Saturday morning, I did my longest run since last spring—14 miles in …On Saturday morning, I did my longest run since last spring—14 miles in prep for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon. It was also my first solo long run in quite a while, … Read More
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