I was a few years behind on the Hamilton craze, but once I caught up, the music played non-stop in my car for weeks. Then I discovered, and loved, The … Continue reading #RunPhD: Holding On
It was probably only 35 steps, but it felt like a million or maybe more. After four times around the loop, I had to catch my breath at the top … Continue reading #RunPhD: Stairs are stupid…but…
The pouches didn’t look like much. They were shaped somewhere between over-sized tea bags and birthday balloons that had deflated from last month’s party. But inside was a brand new … Continue reading #RunPhD: Baby Shark
I had a plan. Well, first I had a panic attack and then I had a plan. The panic was after stepping onto the scale in the middle of the … Continue reading #RunPhD: An Unexpected Journey
I’d been running for almost nine years before I made it to the Nike campus. I’d driven by it about a year before but other than slowing down and turning … Continue reading #RunPhD: What’s This
I started my exercise journey in February 2010 (my nine year anniversary is just two weeks away). My running journey started a few months later with my first 5K run, … Continue reading #RunPhD: The Running Community
What’s the distance to the starting line? Days of missed opportunities as the job / family / car / pet / neighbor / boss demands something more? Weeks of I … Continue reading #RunPhD: How Much Farther?
Sometimes in conversations with students, I had to help them figure out what Plan B was going to be. Our initial ideas for their schedule, their graduation timeline, or something … Continue reading #RunPhD: A Plan Q Week
When I first started going to the gym, there was a bonus opportunity for two free sessions with a trainer. Since then I’ve seen trainers a few more times, including … Continue reading #RunPhD: Plank This
According to the good folks at The Measure of Things, here are a few things that are the same distance as 1,200 miles: One-two-hundredth as long as the distance from … Continue reading #RunPhD: I would run 1,200 miles, and I would (not) run 1,200 more.