Category Archives: The Flat-Footed Fox

#runstreak Day 420: That Was the Week That Was

I’ve had to endure some tough weeks on the #runstreak. But they haven’t been much tougher than this one. Monday I faced snow, the traditional Northeast runners’ winter adversary. Sure, it was only four inches, and I was armed with … Continue reading

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#runstreak recap: Boilermaker or Bust (Days 148-189)

This part of the #runstreak story began at the moment I crossed the 10K timing mat at the Boilermaker. It’s usually a great moment. Two-thirds of the race is over, the really hard parts of the course are done, and all … Continue reading

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#runstreak Day 366

I celebrated the New Year this morning with a quick two-mile run around the neighborhood. I was slow, bloated by bad food and one-too-many glasses of champagne, but I got out there on a dank, windy day and kept the … Continue reading

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#runstreak Day 147: Bringing it to Burlington

You learn to expect the unexpected in a marathon. From bonking at mile 18 on your first attempt to searching for a portapotty at mile 25 to avoiding spectators who leap out in front of you without warning, after a … Continue reading

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#runstreak Days 104-146: The Great Experiment

Last year, before running the Flower City Half and abandoning the idea of running a spring marathon completely, I had narrowed my choices for a May 26.2 to three possibilities: Ottawa if there was extra money in the budget, Buffalo … Continue reading

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#runstreak Days 100-103: Walt Disney World and West Palm Beach (Photoessay)

In the end, moving into triple digits (and moving past 500 miles for the year) on the #runstreak was a bit of an anticlimax. It happened on April 10, for those of you keeping score at home, toward the end … Continue reading

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#runstreak Days 76-78: The New York City Half Marathon

I was even more of a nervous nelly than usual before the United Airlines NYC Half, my first race of 2018.

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