Posts Tagged ‘Trail Running’

3 miles in, it was clear he was staying right where he was. On a “low to high” trail run, friends, Jack and Lindsay bracketed my son Drew between us. 12 years old, the 6.5-mile run was longer than he had ever gone before. A flat beginning along a creek, now transitioned to a series […]

“You can’t say that” I looked at him, my skepticism apparent. “If it were an article, fine. For primetime, no way.” There was one feature I cared about more than any other in Vancouver and it was this one. A Norwegian cross country skier that dominated his sport, competed with violence and routinely ran guys […]

Warning Light


My engine light came on Saturday night, just twelve hours away from having to drive 90 minutes to the starting line of the Nipmuck Trail Marathon. Lulu needed the other car for her full day of driving the kids between a lacrosse jamboree and dance recital. With a queezy stomach, I knew I had no […]

<!–[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]–><!–[if !mso]> <! st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } –> <!–[endif]–> <!–[endif]–> Eleven years ago, my wife made me move to the suburbs. I wasn’t crazy about the idea, in fact, I was quite content living in our Cambridge MA condo. More than anything I hated giving up the familiarity I had […]

2009 Goals


The swinefest is over. Last night, in front of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and my loving wife, I powered down one last bag of chips, a couple of cookies and declared the indulging season done. With several extra pounds of Jim to carry and way more days off than on over the past month, […]

And sometimes I get nervous When I see an open door Close your eyes Clear your heart Cut the cord — The Killers “Human” The other day I was listening to the newest release by my latest, favorite band and something about this verse really got under my skin. On the ride from Trumbull to […]

Before settling in to an episode of Survivorman last night, I saw that my Blackberry was blinking. An email from Jack Felling informed me that my young friend had just won the semi-annual Chelsea Piers open mile with a 5:20. His SO Lindsey Dean took the women’s division with a 6:00. Now, there’s never been […]