I took the title for this blog from Murakami’s incomparable What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I am a 32 year old high school English teacher and live in Brooklyn with my partner of 13 years, our newborn daughter, and 2 year-old son (as well as a growing collection of muppets). Besides spending time with my family and students, these days the activity that brings balance and meaning to my life is running. While I’ve been running for a little over four years, recently it has taken a progressively more central role in my thoughts and existence, and I wanted a place to record some of my musings, especially since my goal for 2011 is to compete in my first ultramarthon. I’m really writing for myself at this point, but if you are reading this, I hope you enjoy it as well.