I Would Walk 500 Miles

People who walk the entire French Route of the Camino de Santiago are used to jokes about the 1993 Proclaimers’ hit “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).” For me, these jokes usually come when I’m trying to explain why I took off the entire month of May (all my vacation time …

Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

  GREAT LAKES RELAY, July 14-16, 2017 The only downside to the GLR is that it is three days long and not thirty or three hundred. Last weekend three NYC friends and I joined our team of ten (Talkin’ Body [Glide]) to race 270 miles across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Much of the …

Stand Up to Sitting Down

  “Sitting is the new smoking” is a popular maxim these days. Google the phrase and you are confronted with all sorts of alarming information and confusing instruction. Wikipedia alone makes it sound fairly fatal: There is a significantly higher mortality rate among people who regularly sit for prolonged periods, and …