Running Fiesta

Writing and running in Austin, TX.

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Is There a Place in Running for Politics?

UPDATE: The day after I originally posted this, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation reversed their decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood clinics. Thank you to the … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 10 Comments

A Little Failure Can Be Healthy Sometimes

For those of you that race, think back to your most memorable races. I don’t mean the ones where you just have flashes — the crowd in the start corral, … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Things that Suck to Have Pass You

As an undeniably slow runner, I have a wealth of experience with getting passed. Usually it doesn’t bother me, but on a recent run I had an unfortunate experience with … Continue reading

July 10, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Test of Travel

It’s late Wednesday night, and I just spent an hour and a half on a completely different and infinitely more frightening kind of writing. I wrote a toast for my … Continue reading

June 24, 2010 · 4 Comments


Today, I am in pain. In fact, I think I’d go so far as to say that if you want to be a distance runner, you must have a high threshold … Continue reading

June 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

A Healthy Addiction?

Pretty much anyone who has met me can tell you: I have an addictive personality. A lot of kids read The Black Stallion and decided they wanted a pony for … Continue reading

June 15, 2010 · 3 Comments

A New Look

I’ve made a resolution. I’m determined to be as dedicated to this blog as I am to my running. (Minus the whole waking up at 5am thing.) The Goal: Have the … Continue reading

June 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

If I’ve Learned Only One Thing: Lock the Bezel!

As many already know, I have a love/hate relationship with my Garmin. When I mention it, non-runners often go off on rants about their dash-mounted GPS devices. They don’t realize … Continue reading

May 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

On Groups

I originally thought to title this post “Going Rogue”, but the parallels with the Sarah Palin book were just too much for me to stomach. Well fine, Sarah. You can … Continue reading

May 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Still Running…

Okay, so clearly I fell off the face of the earth–or at least out of the blogosphere–for a while there. You know how it is: things get busy, you take … Continue reading

February 2, 2010 · Leave a comment