Bridges to Somewhere

My Garmin spits out a verdict on “elevation gained” for every run. A rollicking 7-mile trail run in the woods of Kentucky last week? 776 feet. A 5k jaunt up the ski slopes last fall on Windham Mountain? 1550 feet. This morning’s 4-miler through the blizzard in the flats of …

Tips to Battle the Cold

1. Two words: Hot. Hands. Buy them in bulk so they don’t feel like a luxury, use them any time the temp dips below 35. I used to reserve them for long runs, but now I will bust them out for a chilly 3 miler then slip them into my coat pockets for …

In Praise of Streaking

I decided to do the Runner’s World streak this year entirely on a whim. I spotted a tweet about it in my feed on Thanksgiving after I’d already returned from a morning run and thought “why not?” If you think I wasn’t already questioning my logic by the time I returned from …