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…

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 5k

“Now that you’ve finished a 5k, you can sign up for a triathlon.” My dad glowed after I had finally caught my breath ten minutes after crossing the finish line. My first 5k time was 31:00 minutes. And somewhere, deep down inside, an interest wiggled. Ooooo. A triathlon. I neither swam, nor biked, but heck.…