On 31:56:12 and Enjoying the Journey

Last week, while on a run, my watch stopped. I finished the eight miles and the time was stopped at 31:56:12. I had just finished a relaxing, free run on one of my favorite trails and I was pissed. How fast had I run? How long did it really take me? How could I possibly … Continue reading

Thinking Out Loud: What would happen if the world were like a community half-marathon?

(NOTE: THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JULY, 2009. I RECENTLY REREAD IT AND WAS REMINDED OF THE MESSAGE IN LIGHT OF MY EXPERIENCES IN THE PARADE.) I recently ran in a half-marathon and was somewhat taken aback by the vocal support of hundreds of strangers. They cheered for me. They gave me high fives. They … Continue reading