What You Probably Do Not Know About Running And Puberty

I took an informal survey on Twitter: #Runners: Did your middle or high school coach talk to you about puberty? #amwriting #ondeadline #haro — Elizabeth W. Carey (@elizabethwcarey) August 29, 2018 The overwhelming response? No. Given the silence around puberty and the taboo of periods, this isn't surprising. But it's not helpful. That's why I …

Shoes For Running

New Balance FuelCell Impulse Running Shoes

My first shoes for running came from G.I. Joe's, a sporting goods store in Oregon. They were Nike cross-training shoes and likely contributed to painful shin splints when I started running high school track. They didn't last long. (Especially after I visited a running specialty store to be properly fitted.) But I still remember slowly …

The Waiting Room

There's something about a deadline. In 2010, one inspired me to finish a piece I titled "The Waiting Room." I entered it in Upstate Medical University's contest and, surprisingly, won the Bruce Dearing Writing Award. Originally published in The Healing Muse, "The Waiting Room" is a personal essay about my dad dying. I've included it below, …