RIP Cameron Bean 1986-2015

A lovely tribute to Cameron Bean, a professional runner for ZAP Fitness who died after being struck by a car while out running. Cameron was 28.

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Cameron and I were really good friends for our first 2 years at ZAP. We hung out all the time, laughed a lot, ran a ton of miles together, and were fiercely competitive about everything. Our relationship had soured the past few years for reasons that are not even worth putting on this page.  I said mean things about him and he said mean things about me. I’m a stubborn and proud person and Cameron was my match. In many ways we were very, very similar. We were both quick to crack a joke and equally quick to dig our feet in when confronted with something. He was my teammate for 5 years and we went back and forth in races constantly. He was the life of the party and one of the most social people I have ever met. He was Cam. He was Magnum. He was Cron.

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Week 2 Recap

Second week of marathon training in the books, just 39 miles but definitely a different arrangement of miles than what I've been doing. Plus it came on top of a difficult week. Last Sunday the difficult decision was made to move my grandfather to Hospice care, so we had a busy day — long run... Continue Reading →

Chasing Boston (part 4 – injured)

Linda was one of my fellow running bloggers way-back-when blogging was the cool thing to do about your running. After surviving breast cancer, Linda is on a quest for a BQ time that I know she can earn at NYC this fall. I wish her the very best, and highly recommend her blog!

Not another Brooklyn blog

IMG_3442 (2)The grotesquely swollen ankle pictured here is not a running injury. It’s a blogging injury.

How prescient was I when I identified blogging, birds and booze as my greatest marathon training vices?

Pretty fucking prescient.

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Celebrating Father’s Day with a fast

This year I am celebrating Father's Day simply by celebrating the fact my father is still here. On Sunday, we won't be going to brunch, or lunch, or dinner — because I have to fast all day in preparation for my first colonoscopy on Monday. In general, I am a healthy 30-year-old female. I exercise... Continue Reading →

Regional Spring Marathons

Knoxville - March 29 - http://www.knoxvillemarathon.com Go! St Louis - April 12 - http://gostlouis.org Carmel - April 18 - http://www.carmelmarathon.com/pages/home Derby - April 25 - http://derbyfestivalmarathon.com Country Music Marathon (Nashville) - April 25 - http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/nashville Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, Ohio) - April 26 - http://www.hofmarathon.com Flying Pig - May 3 - http://flyingpigmarathon.com Cleveland - May 17 - http://www.clevelandmarathon.com

A summer marathon, of sorts

In August, I felt exactly like I was getting ready for a marathon. The planning. The clothing. The weather-watching. The nerves. Except I wasn't about to run a marathon. I was about to get married. Surprisingly, the two things felt exactly the same. Most of us spend 12-16 weeks preparing for a marathon. We were engaged... Continue Reading →

A starter kit for launching new runners

There should be like a starter kit for running. And experienced runners should have it handy to give out whenever needed, because we've all had that conversation. It usually goes like this: "I want to start running. What is the key to success?" Or, "I started running and now my (knees) (shins) (feet) (etc.) hurt."... Continue Reading →

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