A Belated Valentine for A Motivational Award

As someone who’s signed up for a race based on the medal/charm/cool jacket/belt buckle, I have to laugh at this “instant gratification” cartoon. Basically, it’s poking fun at runners who are fixated on the swag. For some, participating in events can be all about the stuff:  wearing the race T-shirt, adding another medal to the collection, getting that M-dot… Continue reading A Belated Valentine for A Motivational Award

Looking Back (and Ahead) to Austin’s Freescale Marathon

The year was 1999, and my neighbor Sheree wanted to put together a five-person relay team to run the Austin Marathon (then the Motorola Marathon). She recruited four of us from the neighborhood and we met to determine which sections went to which runners. In the ekiden relay, there are two 5Ks, two 10Ks, and… Continue reading Looking Back (and Ahead) to Austin’s Freescale Marathon