A return to trails

After a miniature running comeback in the past two years, I’m starting to feel a little “over” the marathon. I proved to myself I could still do it … and now I don’t… Continue reading

Monumental Marathon Review

Like many marathoners, I like to vary which races I run, using them as an excuse for a mini-vacation twice a year. This year I went up to Indianapolis for the sixth-annual Monumental… Continue reading

Circles, cycles, repetition, routine

Running is all about circles and cycles, repetition and routine. No one factor is as consistently successful as consistency. In fact, lifetime mileage is an often-talked about part of a runner’s peak ability.… Continue reading

Are relays the perfect way to race with your friends?

I like running. I particularly like running with my friends. Therefore, a relay race sounds like a perfect opportunity. I’ve written before about running the Bourbon Chase here in Kentucky. It’s a 12-person,… Continue reading

‘You’re a mermaid!’

It’s well known — at least by all of us — that runners get little recognition and fanfare compared to athletes in other sports. With few exceptions, the average person would recognize few… Continue reading

Congratulations — it’s a baby park!

It’s not often you get to see a huge park being created, essentially under your very feet. Indeed, many “parks” cropping up nowadays are merely small green spaces with a playground and maybe… Continue reading

The ‘M’ Word

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a while, almost three years. Recently, he brought up the “M” word. I guess I can’t say I’m surprised — I’ve sensed it coming for… Continue reading

Top ten ways you know you’re marathon training

Many of us will have wrapped up marathon season — hopefully successfully — by the time this article is published. But as we work through our recovery phases, I’m sure many of you… Continue reading

Regular maintenance required

Often, the same personality traits that make us good runners also make us terrible runners. Our type-A personalities make us hard-working and dedicated … but also reluctant to ease off or — heaven… Continue reading

Checking my ego at the trailhead

My earliest running experiences were the unorganized, free-for-all child kind. I didn’t participate in “fun runs” or youth cross country. I just ran. I grew up on a 92-acre farm in Kentucky, in… Continue reading