I tried. I really did. I did my best to still stay on top of child-rearing, maintain a healthy relationship and keeping up with friends and family while also holding down a job. Despite my best efforts, I’ve come to the realization that I’m kind of a flake.
Genzebe Dibaba's breathtaking world record performance and to a lesser extent, Shannon Rowbury's American record last week in Monaco were landmark events. Since Dibaba has been training to focus on the 5000, there is a lot of speculation on how fast she can ultimately run the distance.
It’s a sunny, cool day. After a grueling vertical climb, an eleven-year-old finally reaches the top of the rock wall and rings the bell proudly. I cheer. The group’s teacher cheers. I look over my shoulder at the other students on the ground, who are strangely silent, and find them huddled around cell phones.
With temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s it’s important to take extra precautions in the heat and sun, especially for children. Here are a few tips to help you and your kiddies stay safe.
For both devoted Track And Field geeks and casual fans, part of the fun is attempting to predict the outcomes. Some make it a science, gathering all the data they can on previous performances, reports on workouts and predicted weather. Others just go by their gut.
I read to her when she was a newborn and I felt silly talking to a baby who didn’t understand me. I read to her when she was a few months older and got bored a few sentences in. I continued to read to her when she thought books were only good for eating.
A coaching legend passes away, others clash in competition, while us mere mortals look for better ways to fuel our runs, deal with summer heat, and attempt to become strong like, if not ox, then an Olympic medalist boxer.
There is an immense pressure from the world to know what you want to be when you “grow up”. I remember being that college freshman scrambling to choose a major. Boy was it tough! I ended up taking the list of majors and marking off what I DIDN’T want to do.
Legendary University of Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman started a tradition 50 years ago by reaching out to the community and teaching classes to first-time joggers and walkers to introduce them to aerobic exercise. Vin Lanana is now continuing that tradition.
Grains, especially wheat, have gotten a bad rap the past few years.