Boston Marathon 2018

by Erin Woodrow

I stood there in awe, teeth chattering, legs plastered in mud like paper maché. Moments before, we had been ushered off yellow school buses, herded like cattle and directed to wait in large fields until our “waves” were called. People wrapped themselves in garbage bags and lay on the ground huddled close together, trying to stay warm. There were no cell phones to be found, little laughter filled the air and friendly exchanges were few. The freezing temperatures, torrential rains and heavy winds made warmth hard to find and spirits even harder to lift. There was, however, a smell of excitement in the air and an energy that even the strong winds couldn’t tame. Continue reading “Boston Marathon 2018”

Book Review: When Running Made History by Roger Robinson

by Margaret Buttner

Fans of running commentator and historian Roger Robinson will not be disappointed with his latest book, When Running Made History (Syracuse University Press, 2018). Part memoir, part chronicle of running events over the past 70 years, Robinson’s account of memorable events such as the 1960 Rome Olympics or the 100thanniversary of the Boston Marathon are brought to life in an extraordinary way. Continue reading “Book Review: When Running Made History by Roger Robinson”

Hydration Orientation

by John Stanton

Now that summer has finally arrived, you’ll need to start paying closer attention to your hydration needs, especially in hot weather conditions.

Water is essential in all seasons for regulating your body temperature, transporting glucose and other nutrients to your cells, and removing waste products. All these processes suffer when water intake is inadequate, and dehydration can occur. Left unchecked, dehydration will hinder your physical performance and can be dangerous to your overall health. Allow me to clear up a few questions about fluid intake, to save you from any hydration frustration. Continue reading “Hydration Orientation”

Medical Information on the Run

by John Stanton

 If you’re a runner with a medical condition, it’s important that you carry the appropriate ID and medical information with you every time you’re on the road. Obviously the hope is that no problems will arise, but if you require immediate medical attention for some reason, the details of your condition should be readily available to the paramedics, first responders or hospital staff. In 95% of cases, first responders look for a medical ID when assessing a patient during an emergency. Continue reading “Medical Information on the Run”