Category Archives: How I Became A Runner

(re)Born to Run: Teaching and Running, pt. II

I’ve spent the last day continuing to muse on the same issue – of identity, of changing your sense of self and what you are capable of — because I think in many ways it gets to the crux of … Continue reading

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Teaching, Running, and Indentity

I’m spending each day this week in an intensive workshop program for teacher’s who are new to the Expeditionary Learning (or “EL”) model of schools. I’ve actually been looking forward to it because I really do have a LOT to … Continue reading

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Before and After

I’ve been running a lot this week. I took Sunday off after my long run, but then have run every day since then. Monday I did 4 miles with Nat to pick up Star from the kennel; Tuesday I did … Continue reading

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Issue #0, Part 4: So I’m A Runner?

I wasn’t planning on finishing this story off today, but I’m up at 5:30 am bouncing a fussy baby on my knee and I’m getting really sick of playing “Sushi Cat 2” over at Armor Games, so I figured I … Continue reading

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Issue #0, Part 3: Not Born to Run

Previously on “When I Talk About Running:” Our hero weighs 220 pounds, smokes about a pack of cigarettes a week, but still doesn’t think he’s that out of shape.  But when he is called Old and Fat on the same day, … Continue reading

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Issue #0, Part 2: Old and Fat at 27

Previously on “When I Talk About Running:” A young man liked to read and hated to run.  He liked good beer and pizza and coffee and hand-rolled cigarettes and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and he hated to run.  When … Continue reading

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Issue #0, Part 1: Beer & Cigarettes

When I’m talking about running with a co-worker or recent acquaintance, they’ll often ask, “So have you always been a runner?”  At which point I laugh so hard I spit out my coffee.  Since today was a rest day (and … Continue reading

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