There’s a toilet at the end of this race

On Monday I received a package. No, it wasn’t another jar of peanut butter (although for an update, I am already on jar four of the 15 I was given), but it was something that for me is just as good. The Hartford Marathon race packet: long sleeve T-shirt, racing bib number, directions on race…

Counting love in jars of peanut butter

During the olympics, super bowl, world cup and really all other major sporting events, advertisements about sports drinks, energy bars, milk, athletic clothing lines and random foods (like beef jerky and jelly beans) are impossible to avoid. Often they feature an athlete and the slogan “powered by” or “runs on” or some other combination of…

That point in marathon training

I’ve reached that point in marathon training. That point could be many things…like incredible amounts of soreness (my roommates could tell you I’m always complaining about it), or when runs start to take up not one but many hours of your day, or when you go to bed at 9pm on a Friday night because you decide waking…

I’m pro the 3-day weekend

In track the difference between the 800m and the mile is 800m. Well, technically it’s a little over 800m, that’s why the starting line is that awkward curved line several strides behind the start (something I didn’t understand for my first few meets as a sophomore in high school). Anyway…the difference is a little bit…