47 Minutes in Hell & Heaven

The Setting On a recent trip to the great state of Colorado, I had the opportunity to get outside every day in pretty spectacular settings. Walking, running, hiking and skiing (and occasionally falling on my ass) in the slightly less oxygenated mountains of CO proved to be exactly what this doctor ordered. Superlatives came in the hundreds…

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They Created a Monster

From the Bottle Some people acquire tastes. I acquired a taste for sushi, however, I was born with a taste for alcohol. Growing up, starting from as far back as I can remember, age three or four, our parents gave us sips from their drinks. Wine, beer, Dewers on the rocks with a splash of soda (or…

A Legend in Little Cranberry

The Lay of the Land Off the shores of Maine, across from Northeast Harbor, lies Little Cranberry Island.  Little Cranberry Island houses the quintessential “small town New England” Village of Islesford (pronounced I-uls-ferd).  The island has a 3-mile diameter, which basically means when you run in the morning, you’re doing laps around the natural Islesford track…

Fastest 10 Miles You Will Ever Run

How to PR your next 10-miler Make the next 10-miler Philadelphia’s Broad Street Run. It’s entirely downhill! My dad lured me into this one after running just one 5K race years ago, and since then I’ve run it at least five times (by the t-shirt count).

Running Wild

I probably had it right back when I first started running: if I ran at just the right pace (and that means SLOW), I could probably run forever.  For a long time that’s how I rolled. I only wore a watch when I went out for a long one just to make sure I’d return before…

Natural Prozac

A lifetime ago, during my freshman year at Oberlin, I called my dad on a lonely Friday night feeling homesick, left out, like I needed my dad. Oberlin was a dry town, and the college did not have a Greek system. That night, like many other Friday nights that year, my friends were out smoking…