The Dreaded Sickness Season

The Dreaded Sickness Season

“Neither rain, nor snow, nor sniffle, nor fever shall keep me from my training schedule.” We’re right in the middle of flu and cold season. And contracting an illness ranks right up there with an injury, in my mind. Because anything that inhibits...
When spring seems like a distant memory

When spring seems like a distant memory

When Mark showed up for our run this morning, I wouldn’t have recognized him if Pollo hadn’t been in tow. Face mostly covered, an extra jacket, and sweatpants, Mark looked more ready for an arctic freeze than our workout. Granted, it was around 18 degrees...
Run Through It

Run Through It

Winter is one of the hardest seasons to run through. The weather is rough. We’ve already had snow, ice, sleet – and we’re only half way through January. It’s dark longer. Sunrise at 7-7:30 (depending on cloud cover) and sunset at 5:30-6 doesn’t leave a huge window for...
SAA: Strava Addicts Anonymous

SAA: Strava Addicts Anonymous

If you’re not on Strava, you have to get on Strava. I mean, really. It’s the best-worst thing for that type-A, OCD disorder you probably already have if you’re addicted to running. But it comes with a warning: You will get addicted. Lucky for you,...
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