Monthly Archives: June 2009

true believers

they run around a half-mile loop on a sidewalk all day in nyc. it’s just a little race that almost nobody has ever heard about. the same people come back year after year. mile after mile. the object: first one … Continue reading

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on the road again

i like running on the treadmill. there’s a comfort to it. the treadmill speaks to me: “i’ll do the thinking, you just run,” it says as it hums along. you don’t have to worry about anything; your mind can just … Continue reading

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dream part 3

so the dream cycle is over. it ended, oddly enough, with a cycle dream. in the dream, i am late for a bike race. i’ve had the dream a million times where i’m late for a 24-hour run, thus making … Continue reading

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i am trying to break your heart

when will jay bennett’s death stop being so sad? look at the smile he gives tweedy 30 seconds into this video. heartbreaking. Sometimes, good times Are stuck inside of you And then they’re gone But I don’t know why the … Continue reading

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dream part 2

i am not making this up. i had the dream again last night.  i’m running really fast. it’s an hours-long run, ending in a little farm town. as i hunch over recovering from the fatigue,  i realize i’m at a … Continue reading

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i have a dream

ok, actually i HAD  a dream. i dreamed i was running. fast. in a race. i didn’t win or anything, but i was competitive. near the front pack. people cheered, and not in that “oh, isn’t he special he must … Continue reading

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a new season

i desperately need to throw up. i have a crashing headache. my temperature is too high. my heart is skipping every seventh beat. i cannot move out of my chair. i want to die. i am very happy. why? running … Continue reading

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