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 …

Post-50k

After a weekend like last, I hesitate to wash out the smell of campfire. It mingles with dirt smudges, smidgens of blood, bits of pine needles, salty sweat deposits, tufts of moss, and big drops of Oregon rain. In between trees in the Tillamook State Forest, we ran, crewed, cowbelled, and fire-gazed, out of cell …