Category Archive: Other Writing

Salty Running: On the 3rd Day of Christmas, Running Gave to Me: Dollar, Dollar Bills

My latest post for Salty Running is part of the 12 Days of Christmas series. This year, running gave me money. Okay, while I did pocket $200 at a half marathon this fall,… Continue reading

Dr. Rebecca-Richards-Kortum: Saving Babies, Running Marathons

I’m in the car, stuck in rush hour traffic, with the soothing voices of NPR’s Morning Edition calming my nerves. They’re talking about the new class of MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grants. I turn up the… Continue reading

Salty Running: How to Give Advice to New Runners

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From overweight to breaking the tape: Traci Falbo

One of the country’s top ultra distance runners is walking through the parking lot of a Panera Bread in Louisville, Ky., on a Thursday afternoon. She has a faded tattoo around one ankle,… Continue reading

Kentucky’s Thomson ‘does the damn thing’ at Nationals

Wednesday night, Track Town USA: Perfect running weather, temperatures around 70. The men’s 10,000 — the last event of the day and the only final — toes the line. And University of Kentucky… Continue reading

Downtown Challenge

When I accepted my new position at The Library Foundation two months ago, I was thrilled to be heading into development full-time and for a cause I’m truly passionate about. I was also… Continue reading

‘Possums and port-a-johns: behind-the-scenes with a race director

When 17,000 runners and walkers crossed the starting line for the Kentucky Derby Festival marathon and miniMarathon April 30, Deja Lawson wasn’t amongst them — but she wasn’t just standing on the sidelines,… Continue reading

Staying uninjured: article for Louisville Women’s Sports

Training for the Louisville Triple Crown of Running or the Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon? I authored a guide for women to help them make it to the finish line uninjured that I authored for Louisville Women Sports!

Yoga, acceptance, adaptation key to Cryan’s fit pregnancy

As more and more women adopt healthy lifestyles and engage in intense exercise, pregnancy can throw a well-established workout plan out the window. Staying fit and healthy is important to pregnancy, and while… Continue reading

Thoughts on the Marathon Trials

For the first time in history, the Olympic Trials Marathon was aired on live television. If you’re a running geek, this was a very exciting change. In past years, you either got highlights… Continue reading