It’s Sad, and So Damn Pointless

Running is usually such a positive and uplifting sport that the occasional sad story gets, I think, an unusual amount of attention. Not just in the running community, but even in the national news. In the “sad” category I include runners who die during an event, or leave us too early due to disease (R.I.P., …

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My Goals for 2013, and Why I’m Not Setting Them

SETTING GOALS IS GOOD, RIGHT? We all grew up with the idea that setting goals is a great way to become better at something. It provides motivation and a reward for achievement, even if it's just personal satisfaction. I set a lot of goals last year for my fitness activities, had fun pursuing them, and …

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