The Ghost of Races Past: Reconciling an Older, Less Fit Body With Expectations Based on Prior Performances

On July 4th I ran my first timed race in probably five years, and I’m pretty sure it was the first race I’ve run since I turned 40. I’ve done a few Ragnar relays with friends in the interim, but nothing where it was just me against the clock. The race was held in Bridgton, […]

Fun With the Family: Camping in Glen, NH

I’m needing to take a break from my recent flurry of shoe-related posts, so I decided to share a bit from my personal life – hope you’ll indulge me. If nothing else, this post will prove that I do in fact do other things than run, tweet, and write about shoes! One of the great […]

New Member of the Runblogger Family: Baby Ben has Arrived!

I wanted to take a quick break from running related posts to alert you to some great news in the Runblogger family – baby Ben has arrived! What follows is an excerpt from a post I just wrote (on a new blog called Daddy Duty) about the events of the past few days. “I didn’t […]

Runblogger’s Report: What Have I Done on My Summer Vacation?

Remember back when you were in elementary school and your teacher asked you to report on what you did with your summer vacation? Well, this post is my attempt at providing just such a (mid-summer) report. Image by Claudio.Ar (Out until Jul 27th) One of the perks of being a professor at a small college […]

Climbing Mt. Monadnock with the Kids

My wife and I love to camp, and until we had kids, we were avid hikers. We once spent six weeks driving across the country from campsite to campsite, and were able to visit 15+ national parks. We lived in the Great Smoky Mountains for a summer, working on field crews doing animal surveys (salamanders […]