What a difference a (good) night makes

After a string of unproductive, disjointed days, I had an incredibly fun and productive morning. I filled a notebook page with to-dos and ideas — something that can sometimes take me a week. I reread key chapters in a favorite business book. And running in 55 degrees and a steady …

Hogwarts Running Club launches world’s biggest virtual race

900 runners and their supporters assembled at noon today in a Harry Potter Facebook group called “The HRC Great Hall” for the start of the world’s biggest virtual race — The HRC Quidditch Cup. The two-week 3,342.3 mile virtual challenge brings together 12 teams of 75 people, all members of the …

Use hashtags to track your runs, swims, rides (and whatever else!)

I’ve been enjoying watching the hashtags that runners are using in our March virtual race across Ireland, things like #sidewalk and #carolinanorth. Now, our newest code update means each of us will be able use hashtags to track our own habits. For example, the hashtags I use in any virtual challenge …

Some notes on the passing of Blogads 1.0

This is being posted here because some of the staff and energy that powered Blogads.com 2002-2016 is rolling into Racery. If you care about Blogads.com or are a social media geek, read on! As you may have heard, DIY ad service Blogads.com is currently closed for business. It is being …

Happiness on the layaway plan: running versus Adderall

A lot of runners I know say they came to running for the weight loss, then stayed for the sanity. This morning, trying to keep my legs turning over as I ran up a half-mile hill, I plugged into thinking (for the hundredth time?) about how important running is for …