The Flossing-Running Connection

Here’s a simple truth: My flossing game tells me everything I need to know about my weekly running routine. If I have managed to saw that thread between my teeth morning and night for seven days straight, I can tell you for certain without even checking my Strava that my …

Running with Henry

Last month I came home from a morning run to the shocking news that Henry, the 18-year-old son of my college friend Nathan and his wife, Sarah, had died the morning before in a car accident. Henry was a freshman at Bowdoin College—where his dad and I met decades ago—and …

Bad Race

A running friend of ours from the Left Coast telephoned the other day with a breakdown of a recent marathon that turned out to be not the event he was hoping for after dedicating himself to the toughest sixteen-week training plan he’d ever tackled and not missing one single workout. …