I have been reading various articles about research done by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a Cornell University psychology professor, on the pursuit of happiness. These articles caught my attention because, after nearly 20 years of research, Dr. Gilovich has come to the same conclusion that I have. If you want to be happy, buy experiences, not … Continue reading First Time Marathoners
It was pretty hot this weekend for my long run. I wanted to avoid the heat as much as possible so I got up super early. There were quite a few other runners who had the same idea. For some reason, all the runners I saw seemed to be friendlier than usual, greeting each other, … Continue reading Anyone Can!
I have a friend, Jane, that I use to run with a couple times a week. Although she is a much faster runner than me, it was a good way to train while enjoying lively conversation. Our schedules don’t mesh very well these days and we don't see much of each other. It had been … Continue reading Running Buddies
I have a friend, Mary, who I met through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT) back in 2008. Mary is someone that everyone likes. She is intelligent, witty, and what I would call “a good person”. I don’t think there is a mean bone in her body. More importantly, I think Mary … Continue reading Along Comes Mary
Today is National Running Day and the anniversary of the debut of the Funatical Runner. It is hard to believe that a year has past since I started this blog. In my first blog post I wrote about Harriette Thompson who had just run the fastest marathon for women over the age 90 - … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Funatical Runner!