Powering Through

A recent Times article touts the reasons why exactly exercise is good for your ticker but my wintry discontented mood these days had me mainly focused on its mention of treadmills for mice. What would those look like? I wondered. So I asked the Internet and, yup, they exist, and would be pretty much …

Jog Slog

Running can be a boring chore—especially when you’re not jogging yourself but watching somebody else do it. In a Times op-ed piece, former White House pool reporter John Farrell captures the drudgery of his job in this poem he filed as part of a daily report during Bill Clinton’s presidency: The president …

Leapfrogging

So this bit of running awkwardness happened yesterday. I had dropped the boys off at school as I do every weekday and was wheeling the empty jogging stroller over to the Williamsburg Bridge for a half-hour hill workout. As I pushed the stroller up the steep pedestrian ramp on the …