Why do I run?

Recently my dad and I were running an 8k. At mile four, his brother was waiting to cheer us on. He jogged a long with us for a few minutes, recording an interview with his iPhone. Why do you run? He asked. Good question. For my dad! Was my response. It’s his birthday run. And…

A new clinic in town

I am so excited for the Orthology clinic that opened up near the West End. 1. Because my sister is a doctor at the clinic. 2. Because they are awesome. 3. Because you actually get better. 4. Because they treat athletes; and even though I am not one, they know how badly I want to…

We did it!

Originally posted on Candace Nelson:
This June marks 15 years (!) since my high school graduation. I didn’t go to my 10-year class reunion, but going to the 15-year doesn’t sound like total hell. I’ve got a good life I’d be happy to show off. If I could go back and give my class graduation…

Runner Problems: is that poo on you?

It was the Fourth of July. The 5k was at Lake Harriet. My friends were out of town so I was able to park at their house and use their bathroom before the race. It was a quick walk down 42nd to get to the band shell where the race began. Problem was, it was…

My first black eye

My first black eye was obtained at a triathlon. Not while swimming gracefully (which for me, doesn’t happen during the race) or during a collision of bikes. It happened the night before. We went to Annandale the night before the race, as we usually do, and met at the park where volunteers had just finished…