When I started long distance running - like longer than the 3.1 mile courses of high school cross country - I began to hear rumors about toenail loss. Gross, I thought. I can't imagine that happening to me. I'd made it through 15 years of dance and three years of track without so much as a ripped … Continue reading The runner’s world of toenails
I opened my eyes a crack. The light was streaming into my basement window and I could guess that even though my body felt like it needed at least another hour my alarm would be going off momentarily. I closed my eyes and thought about turning it off. I could have that extra hour of … Continue reading Having a buddy makes all the difference
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 … Continue reading That point in marathon training
And I've reached that point in marathon training where each week requires a multi-hour adventure and more than 36 hours of vast quantities of food consumption.