Category Archives: Routine

Running Home

A few days ago, I posted a picture of my “morning running buddy” — the blue-nosed pit who guards a car lot at the corner of Remsen and Kings Highway.  Right across Remsen is another lot, and my “evening running … Continue reading

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Morning Running Partner

Every morning I have to navigate the triple intersection of King’s Highway, Linden Boulevard, and Remsen Avenue — a messy configuration of three major thoroughfares, two of which are four lanes plus access roads. After I make it through the confusing … Continue reading

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Scenes From My Commute

After doing a 15 mile round trip to and from the Upper East Side monday, it was back to more regular commute to and from Kurt Hahn.  Tuesday my lefts were a bit sore by the end of the day, … Continue reading

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Soundtracking the Commute

Recently, I’ve been falling back on a crutch that I normally eschew for aesthetic reasons: the iPod.  I’ve written a few times about how I prefer to run without a soundtrack, to be in the moment with my breath and … Continue reading

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Being a Runner Means Always Having a “Plan B”

The start of the school year has wrecked havoc on my blogging.  I just checked, and its been almost two weeks since I’ve posted anything (though it feels like its been a lot longer than that).  Most of my “free” … Continue reading

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One Last Run Home from the Bronx

I think there needs to be a separate holiday: Single Mother’s Day.  Because after a week home with the kids, I would estimate that the thought “I have no idea how single moms do this!” has drifted through my head … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Long Run, Achiva, and a Head Cold

Since I’m a whole week behind in my running log, I’m going to hold off reviewing the Altra Instincts. Besides, I’ve only put a little over 7 miles on them, which isn’t quite enough to have an informed opinion yet. … Continue reading

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Temporary Markers (3.5 miles)

Right now, I’ve been unhappy with teaching.  I don’t know if it’s an early mid-life crisis or an existential crisis, but lately I’ve been feeling less and less satisfied with my job; not dissatisfied as in bored, but as in … Continue reading

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Recovery Running (3.25 miles)

A recovery run is a short, slow run (for me, that’s 3 or 4 miles, at around a ten minute mile) used to shake out your tight muscles more than build any speed or distance,   A “recovery run” is something … Continue reading

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Boston, and Miscellaneous Runs

Yesterday was the Boston Marathon, which is pretty much the Holy Grail for most amateur long distance runners.  Why?  Because not only is it an old and storied race, but it is the only ways to get in are invitation … Continue reading

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