Tag Archive | zooma

3.29: A Day to Celebrate Christopher Lambert

Mandatory Music: you must test your might while reading this post. Go on, press the button. Today is French actor Christopher Lambert’s birthday. He’s been going strong since 1957, but for me the highlight of his career is his depiction of Lord Raiden, the thunder god, in the movie version of Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat is […]

3.23: The Dogs of Zooma

Today I ran the Zooma Half Marathon, which started/ended at the Hyatt Lost Pines Hotel/Resort east of Austin. At the start of the race, I saw two huge, fluffy dogs wearing race shirts. I thought to myself, “Look at those huge, fluffy dogs wearing race shirts!” Then when I was wandering around the hotel grounds […]

26.2 at 82

Mandatory Music: listen to this while reading this post if your superfine mind has come undone. Go on, press the button: My preparation for the Zooma Half Marathon has been somewhat slapdash recently, even though I’m working with the delightful and effective Rogue Running. However, they can’t be effective if I stay home and eat […]

On the 7th Day, God Did an Easy 3

There’s an old Runners World column by John “The Penguin” Bingham (my kind of runner) in which he chats about messages on running shirts. For a photo shoot for a NYT story on running, he wore a shirt that proclaimed “I’m slow. I know. Get over it.” (See, REALLY my kind of runner.) He describes […]