Race Report! Sometimes, you just pop a good one.

The original idea was to find a half-marathon I could sink my teeth into after the Boston Marathon – early June, which still (usually) offers good long-distance running weather in the Pacific Northwest. Then I realized I was definitely not excited about running 13.1 miles competitively so soon after a marathon. (“Competitively” = putting my…

Boston Marathon 2014: The lessons of the day.

Greetings from a Cambridge, Mass. hotel where I am currently nursing a very sore pair of legs. There is exactly one thing standing between me and my epsom salt bath. This post. So without further ado, here’s a first cut of my top 10 takeaways from the 118th Boston Marathon:

Boston Marathon 2014: We run today.

In honor of the 2014 Boston Marathon, today I’m posting the email I sent to friends and family on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the day after the 2013 Boston Marathon. I leave for the bus to Hopkinton in 90 minutes. The sun is shining. Run well, everyone. ***** Hello everyone, This email is going out…

Sometimes, you just have to conjure up your inner badass.

Anatomy of a weekend headed for workout disaster: Bowling with friends on Friday evening; no sleep on Friday night (I tossed and turned, no idea why); getting up at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday morning to lead two Weight Watchers meetings; trying to fit in a nap (unsuccessful); giving a talk on getting started with a…

Presenting…The triumphant capillary story!

It was a dark and stormy night. Well, no, it wasn’t, really. It was more of a cloudy and ever-so-slightly drizzly March morning on Mercer Island, which is just a mile due east of Seattle, sitting in the middle of Lake Washington. Lovely, spendy – and hilly. Really hilly. It was March 2011. I had…