Today I Had One of Those Runs . . .

Normally, I can just start running, let my mind wander, and trust that my body will just keep going.  I know I’m tired when I find myself standing on the street corner thinking: “Oh, right. I’m running.”  Today was one of those runs where the...

A Glorious Day in the Nation’s Capital

  Lincoln (2)    Originally uploaded by Studiojmm. I broke away today for a mid-day run today, in no small part to clear my head.  Thanks to Melissa’s fabulous and very useful, addictive, obsession enabling web find, I know excactly how far I went, how fast I...

Confusing Comfort with Happiness

My post on Sister Madonna Buder was triggered by Pamela’s comment on Dean Karnazes quest to run 50 marathons in 50 days.  As a regular reader of Runner’s World, I was familiar with Dean and the small, but growing, population of ultra-endurance athletes. ...

Heros: Sister Madonna Buder

One Saturday afternoon in October 2001, I turned on the TV and stumbled upon coverage of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Competitors swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and, then, run 26.2 miles.    Many competitors had dramatic personal stories as but I was...

Resolutions 2006

Find a new physical event goal. After the marathon, I briefly considered doing the Chesapeake Bay swim until I read that entry required either proof of completing another open water swim or a 3 hour pool swim. I don't doubt i could swim for that long but, man, I...