Getting Over Giving Up

The preemptive exit from a race. Nothing is more demoralizing than having to make the decision to miss a race due to injury, a breakdown in training, or an unexpected life event. It happened to me this past spring—our beloved yellow lab passed away about a week and a half …

Fifty

It’s my 50th birthday, and for some time now I’ve been telling people that I’d like to forego a party in favor of a simple existential crisis, which seems a whole lot simpler and less likely to make a mess of my house. In practice, that means that my plan …