The Three Ss of Running – Shoes, Shirts and Socks

Last year there was an article in Runners World magazine where the author said he could tell he had become a runner by the piles of sweaty running clothes waiting to be washed. According to him, all runners have piles of dirty running clothes. Yes, I have lots of running clothes either waiting to hit … Continue reading The Three Ss of Running – Shoes, Shirts and Socks

Two Feet or Four

I took a vacation to a dude ranch in Montana recently and spent a week riding a horse and moving cattle. It was an incredible experience. The scenery in Montana is breathtaking and the abundance of wildlife inspired me and my travel companions to start an informal game of Animal Bingo (nobody won since we … Continue reading Two Feet or Four

Unsung Race Volunteers

It takes a lot of volunteers to put on a marathon.  You need people that staff the bib pickup at the Expo and answer pre-race questions. On race day, you need people to direct runners to their corrals at the start, and hand out medals, water and food at the end of the race.  Water … Continue reading Unsung Race Volunteers

Birth of a Funatical Runner, Part 3

In 2011 I was running towards my goal of 5 full marathons and 10 half marathons by the time I turned 55.  I had already completed 3 full marathons and 2 half marathons including my first multi-race event - the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, a half marathon on the first day followed by … Continue reading Birth of a Funatical Runner, Part 3