Running and Writing: Lessons in Control, Inspiration and Solace

“Writing and running are dual pursuits that enable the illusion of control, a way of ordering the world through carefully crafted sentences and mile splits.” I didn’t write that sentence, but I easily could have; because I share those exact sentiments. Those words were written by Jaclyn Gilbert in an essay entitled “The Need for […]

Looking Back at 2019: A Year of Endurance

Endurance noun: the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way adjective: denoting or relating to a race or other sporting event that takes place over a long distance or otherwise demands great physical stamina ******* Several years ago, I started a tradition in which my last blog […]

My Running Journey: From Zero to Something

When I was growing up, physical activity was not my forte. I was an indoor kid who spent hours holed up in my room, writing stories and letters to pen pals, running a mail-in newsletter and sticker club (way before the days of the Internet), reading books, and listening to music. And I was perfectly […]