Monthly Archives: January 2019

piñata yada yadda

I began running in 1979. Back then, there were just three essentials for a runner: shoes, shorts and a piñata. You could add accessories like a hat or a shirt or heart-shaped sunglasses if you were a Fancy Runner, but … Continue reading

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ice see what you did there

Winter sucks. The nation is shivering amid a bone-chilling cold spell, and you’re stuck in the middle of it. You dread going out into the arctic abyss, but you’re a runner. That’s what you do. Pulling into the track parking … Continue reading

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i heart sunglasses

As it turns out, the secret to running appears to be heart-shaped sunglasses. Who knew? The kid’s a whirling dervish. Jumping jacks while Mom stretches, sprinting the straights, ponytail in hot pursuit, constant motion. I, on the other hand, run … Continue reading

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layoffs

It’s the day after the latest round of layoffs at work. You dodged a bullet again, a bittersweet mixture of relief and guilt as you walk over the corpses of your fallen comrades. You go to the track because that’s … Continue reading

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mario and me

His name’s Mario. I’m out for a stroll on the track. I’m on day 2 of a fast that has me fuzzy, but it’s a beautiful day and it seems a shame to waste it. An old guy is finishing … Continue reading

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