Addicted to Running
"There are a million reasons why you can't. Focus on the few reasons why you can." -- Kara Goucher
Somewhere around the halfway mark, 10 miles into a 20-mile trail race, the reality sunk in. This race was going to be a torture festival.
Weekly mileage had dipped for a few weeks. In the week leading up to the Coldwater Rumble event west of Phoenix, I had tallied runs on six straight days, incl...
February 01, 2015 - 9:43am
Sofia and I spent the weekend in St. Paul to celebrate our daughter Gabby's birthday and attend Red Bull's Crashed Ice downhill skating competition.
Since the weathermen were predicting a warm Saturday, I brought my bike along. So Gabby's fiance, Daven Kokkila, and I spent the afternoon seeing some of St. Paul and Minneapolis on two wheels.
Daven is an amateur racer who competes in a team s...
January 28, 2015 - 12:09am
She didn't want to be weighed in front of her entire gym class, so 13-year-old Ireland Hobart Hoch said no. But instead of respect for her decision, what she got was a visit to the principal's office.
Her response to all the tsk-tsking, as reported in the Des Moines (Iowa) Register: "I really wasn't comfortable with anybody but my mom and doctor knowing my weight. For another person to know - ...
December 10, 2014 - 9:50am
In Snowpiercer, the lone survivors of a post-apocalyptic world-freeze are confined to one train that circles the globe on a nonstop hell ride, depending on where youre sitting.
For 17 years, front and rear passengers have been segregated. Folks at the rear are fed maroon-ish, gelatinous protein blocks, theyre crammed into living spaces on par with Amistad and theyre brutalized by guards at the ...
November 26, 2014 - 5:51pm