Archive for August 2012

Transitioning to Vibram running shoes: Part 5

Transitioning to Vibram running shoes: Part 5
Ran my first mile (actually 1.1) in the Vibrams! That’s the good news. The bad news is I woke up in the middle of the night with a stabbing pain in my right heel and that BWEEE BWEEE BWEEE music from Psycho playing in my head. My right heel is my plantar fasciitis heel. That... Read more »

Is it a positive thing to be negative?

Is it a positive thing to be negative?
I think I’m in love with Oliver Burkeman. Or maybe I hate him. I don’t know; I can’t decide. I’ve never met him. I’ve only read one article he wrote for the New York Times Sunday Review, The Positive Power of Negative Thinking, and it flies in the face of everything I believe. As a... Read more »

Dead Body Pose knocks me into the moment. Finally.

Dead Body Pose knocks me into the moment. Finally.
The right side of my face was smashed into my towel. I was breathing hard, sweating like a pig and my heart was racing. My mind was racing, too, already dreading the yoga pose coming up next, Floor Bow. I was in Savasana, Dead Body pose. The resting pose. It was then my inner personal... Read more »
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Transitioning to Vibram running shoes: Part IV

Transitioning to Vibram running shoes: Part IV
Part IV of my series: Transitioning to Vibram running shoes Yesterday I ran .7 in the Vibrams. I really do love them—it just feels like my running stride is more graceful when I wear them. For the first time, I started my run wearing them (in the past, I waited ‘til the end of my... Read more »

Transitioning to Vibrams III

Transitioning to Vibrams III
Part III of my series: Transitioning to Vibram running shoes Worked my way up to running a half-mile comfortably in the Vibrams, then disaster struck. Okay, not actually a disaster. Just a blister. During one of my longer runs in my Pumas (wrong socks—too thick, I think—I hadn’t intended to run long that day, but... Read more »

Can this Cubs fan promote the White Sox?

Can this Cubs fan promote the White Sox?
So there are these really nice PR ladies who keeps sending me really nice (read: flattering) emails asking me to blog about and attend their events. I’m tempted to help them out, just because they are so nice and actually do make an effort to read my blog—unlike a lot of the PR people who... Read more »
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Guest poster, Patrick O'Hara: Too much Gordon Ramsay

I do not watch a ton of TV, but one of my addictions is anything with Gordon Ramsay.  If you are not familiar he is a celebrity chef who is brilliant and he likes to yell.  He is currently the star of such shows as “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Masterchef”.  He apparently also knows a thing... Read more »