While the seeds of my running career may have been planted in 1984 after the Summer Olympics, it took 22 years for anything to start sprouting from them. During that time, I occasionally would watch a marathon on television. I remember seeing Grete Waitz, the phenomenal women’s marathoner from Norway, win the New York City … Continue reading Birth of a Funatical Runner, Part 2 – My First Marathon
I didn’t start out a runner in high school or college like many people I know. The seeds of my running career were planted in 1984, the year that Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics. The 1984 Summer Olympics were pretty amazing. It was the first time in history that the Games were not sponsored … Continue reading Birth of A Funatical Runner, Part 1 – 1984 Summer Olympics
Last fall I received an email from Runners World magazine announcing their inaugural Heartbreak Hill Half and Running Festival in Boston. They have been holding a similar running festival in late October in Bethlehem, PA for a few years. There are seminars, a pasta dinner with editors from Runners World, and races for everyone including … Continue reading Runners can get Hat Tricks too!
It seems fitting that a blog titled “Funatical Runner” should start on National Running Day - when runners everywhere are suppose to celebrate their passion for running. I can’t say that I actually observe National Running Day but I will count the launch of my blog as my observance this year. (You can check out … Continue reading Observing National Running Day