At first it was just a tickle in my throat. It was a minor annoyance, like clearing my throat wasn’t possible. That turned into a persistent cough that I couldn’t shake for a few days. Other than that, I felt fine.
I went out for a 12-mile run despite the cough. Wisconsin had unseasonably warm and record-breaking 70-degree days in early November, and I didn’t want to waste them by sitting indoors. I ran in the low 7-minute miles.
The next day, I ran 12 miles again. Ran 7-minute miles again. Felt great.
Meanwhile, my wife started to feel sick…
Like any good Twitter meme, I stole it.
I saw my friend Rochelle tweet this link during the height of the Kanye in the White House mania. Because she doesn’t normally tweet celebrity gossip, I was curious — so I clicked.
You got me! Rick Rolled for a purpose. Commentary on our celebrity-obsessed culture. Clickbait for good.
It can be hard for runners to let go of a bad race.
We beat ourselves up, question where in our training or on the course it went wrong, and sulk as we either avoid returning to running or jump back way too quickly.
A few years ago, my response to a disappointing marathon was to immediately sign up for another one taking place three weeks later.
I convinced myself I just had an “off day,” the weather was too hot, and all I needed was the perfect conditions on another race day to redeem myself. Whatever that means. …
Wendy’s is testing a new plant-based bean burger. They’re rolling it out in three cities that may not be the first to come to mind when you think of vegetarian options: Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio.
“Wrong cities to test!” responded one internet commentator. “I think those cities especially Jacksonville are going to be a tough sell. It has to be cities that do well with vegan options like LA, San Francisco, Seattle, NY, Austin. ”
So did Wendy’s blow it by choosing a tough sell for a bean burger?
Right now I’m reading Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath…
I quit my agency job of almost 19 years to pursue my dream of being a full-time freelance photographer. I was an art director at a marketing company where my role flexed between design work and photography. I have been shooting for about 15 years, so it definitely wasn’t a huge step into the unknown for me. I’m shooting mostly commercial portraits and product photography with my new business. I’ve always enjoyed shooting moody portraits, and pushed that style into my…
In 2021 I’m featuring people on a Creative Journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is №7 in the series, featuring Brian Anderson, co-founder of Fathering Together and the Dads with Daughters Facebook group.
My current creative venture is called Fathering Together, a 501c3 non-profit building virtual communities of support for dads around the globe.
I co-founded this organization with a fellow dad, Chris Lewis. He had started a Facebook community called Dads with Daughters and as that community grew, we saw so many dads asking basic questions about fatherhood, parenting, and human development but also reaching out with cries for…
This is the first book I could finish since COVID. It’s not the first book I thought I wanted to read, especially after our family got COVID. It’s a painful topic I’d rather quickly forget and move on from, like the rest of us.
But veteran science writer Debora Mackenzie’s book isn’t about the illness as much as it addresses the systems that allow outbreaks to flourish unchecked.
I found it fascinating and ultimately empowering to understand the “why” behind pandemics — especially since we’re likely to have another one soon unless we address the underlying factors.
According to the…
I’ll start by saying this: If you stick with a creative venture long enough and that venture addresses a gap in the market, your creative venture can eventually turn into a business. That’s what happened with Manufacturing Happy Hour, the interview podcast where we take on the biggest trends and technologies impacting modern manufacturers in a current, cool, and approachable fashion.
I originally started Manufacturing Happy Hour as a short-form YouTube series while…
Emails from one year ago are a time capsule, like the March 2020 calendar that still hangs in my office. Here are 10 quotes from emails I sent a year ago, when we hoped this would be over by the end of March… or April.. or maybe summer or fall?
March 1: Your inbox is already filled with updates from everywhere about coronavirus protocol (tl;dr wash your hands for >20 seconds + don’t touch your face).
If only it was that easy!
It seems like winter is one long stretch punctuated by sudden fronts that bring snow, sleet and cold.
Winter running can bring dangers from hidden ice patches to decreased visibility to cars in the dark early evening hours. But running in winter is also necessary if you plan on competing in spring races. It just requires extra planning ahead and being flexible in your training days.
Here are some ways to maximize running outside in cold climates as we make our way mile by mile toward spring.