Category Archives: Uncategorized

Recapping the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

It began with a world record in the men’s shot put and ended with a world record in the women’s 400m hurdles. With those bookends, the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team trials once again made its case as one … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Gift

Posted in In Memoriam, My Back Pages, Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

The Length of a Llama

“I’ve heard you can judge six feet by the length of a llama; but I haven’t met many llamas in real life, so I’m not sure how much that will actually help!” – my daughter Joni passing along social distancing … Continue reading

Posted in Injuries & Health, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Seven Running Stunts for the New Year

Running is repetitive, and it can become tedious, especially in winter when you seem to run the same roads over and over again. If you are training seriously – perhaps for a spring marathon or a season of indoor track … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Remembering Jim Blackburn

Newton North Varsity XC at Franklin Park, November 10, 2001 “Once thinking I was destined to be mediocre at pretty much everything, the fact that [Coach Blackburn] believed in me made me more confident and driven than I’d ever been … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, In Memoriam, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In the Forecast: Stubbornness

It began to snow on Saturday afternoon, almost imperceptibly at first, and then with increasing intensity as the wind picked up and more and more flecks of white materialized out of the gray sky. I was six miles into an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Weather and Seasons | 2 Comments

The Long Habit

“If the nearnesse of our last necessity, brought a nearer conformity unto it, there were a happinesse in hoary hairs, and no calamity in half senses. But the long habit of living indisposeth us for dying…” – Sir Thomas Browne … Continue reading

Posted in Training, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Things that Make Me Cranky: Family Fun Run Edition

“Who says life is fair, where is that written?” – The Princess Bride It’s Saturday afternoon in Falmouth, and the skies are still fair. There are no signs yet of the dark thunderclouds that will roll in later, threatening the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Runners on Vacation

“At the height of summer, naps at the beach can be alluring, and many of us may find ourselves tempted to take prolonged vacations from exercise.” – Gretchen Reynolds, writing in the New York Times.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

More Fun Facts

            I’ve been posting regularly to for four years, now, and to my great surprise, the most popular post I’ve ever written, by far, has been the one about track dimensions. I guess a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment