Race Recap: Ragnar Relay PA 2012, Part 2: The Fumbled Start, the Triumphant Finish

Friday, 5 October 2012, 0700 hours The emcee announced the Magnificent 7. We were the first ultra team to start and we were, to the last of us, non-plussed about being at Stauffer Park in Lancaster, PA, before the sun had even deigned to make an appearance. As S, the Doktor and our first runner, ...

Drugs in sport

Today, Nike announced it was dropping sponsorship of Lance Armstrong. Many of his other sponsors also dropped him, and he stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation. It is a stunning reversal of fortune for a man who for years was considered one of the best athletes in the world. The United States Anti-Doping ...

It is because it is

It is because it is
M sent me a link to a Vietnamese Summer Roll recipe in the NY Times. The recipe was designed with getting kids to help in mind. I thought it would be fun to have m help me roll up the summer rolls. I cut up the veggies to put inside: carrots and cucumbers and basil ...

Race Recap: Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania 2012, Part 1

Saturday, 6 October 2012, 8:35am Five of us were in a fifteen passenger van: R, S, JZ and Z, and me, while A ran his final leg. Outside a thick, cold and damp fog covered the Lehigh Valley. We were parked in the handicapped spot in front of the Mahoning Township Police Department. From the ...

Race Recap: Mt. Taylor 50K, Part 2

A mile after Spud Patch two motorcycles blocked the jeep road I ran along. Two men from the forest rescue service stood on the side of the road. “Hey, I’m not ready to be rescued yet,” I joked. “Give me another couple of hours.” I laughed and I thought I saw the hint of a ...

Race Recap: Mt. Taylor 50K, Part 1

This was one of the most beautiful and well organized races I’ve ever run. Not only was the course full of spectacular scenery but it was also one of the best marked courses I’ve ever seen, including all 15 of my road marathons (not counting New York–they paint a continuous line on the street for ...

Halloween Horror

Check out EverydayFiction all month for some great Halloween horror. Look for the October 27 issue where you might see a little piece of my very own, “Ossuary.”