A Thanksgiving Tree

'Tis the season to give thanks, and in an effort to bring my children into this frame of mind, I created a Thanksgiving Tree. The idea is to spend the next few weeks thinking about the people, places and things we are thankful for. We'll then take turns writing these…

Why I Deleted my Daily Mile Account

I was accepted into an honors program my freshman year of college. It was a four year program, partially modeled after Oxford's tutorial system. This means that through rigorous reading, discussion and writing guided by faculty, we focused our attention on wrestling with big questions found in the great books…

Confessions of "a Runner?"

Loving The Run. It’s a website about running. Written by a runner. Read by other runners who also love to run. Right?! Confession #1: I haven't been running much lately. Confession #2: I have been doing a lot of yoga lately. Confession #3: I haven’t been writing much…

The Gift Of Running

It’s been a week of giving. I’ve given to my kids like any good mama would. I’ve cooked, cleaned, driven to soccer practice, observed soccer team pictures, cheered at a soccer game, found lost socks, packed lunches, helped with third grade math homework… I supported my extended…

The Labels Of Running

Do not crowd your heart and mind by trying to make it fit into a label that someone else created. You are a runner. You don't have to be a trail runner, a long-distance runner, a marathoner, a middle-of-the-pack runner, a sprinter, a minimalist runner...You don't have to blog…

Where The Lessons Are Learned

Good luck jumping from point A to point B in the hopes of missing all the stuff in the middle. It can't be done. You'll never finish the marathon...hit your personal best...run your first 5K...or run 30 days in a row without a lot of grueling,"I-want-to-give-up…