A Collision of the Worlds (a book review.)

I want to start off by saying that I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time. Many, many weeks. In the first weeks of training, one of my coaches lent me a book that has had a big impact on this whole process: Master the Art of Running, by Malcolm Balk and…

A birthday and some pictures.

This weekend I went out to Cedarville, IL (birthplace of Jane Addams of Hull House) for my great uncle’s 90th birthday party. And it was quite the party. Seriously, I was exhausted afterwards. But 90 years of incredibly full life deserve a serious celebration. I saw family I hadn’t seen in years; I met some…

I’m in love.

Dear blogosphere, I’m in love. With a pair of shoes. And no, their not Manolos, or Jimmys, or Pradas, or (those are all the expensive shoe brands I know because I’ll never buy any of them). They’re Mizunos. And they’re covered in tiger stripes. You could say they’re GRRRREAT! (I’ve already said that many, many…