Why So Many Marathon Deaths?

The tragic news last week about Claire Squires, a 30-year-old woman who collapsed and died at mile 25 during the London Marathon, rocked even strangers to their core. Squires was taking part in the event to raise money for a charity organization and donations have soared in her honor. Hearing the news compelled Tina, from For the Love of the Run, to share details of her second marathon - a race in which she came close to death as well....more
Thanks for sharing my entry, Jane.  It's hard for any runner to realize that the very thing they ... more

Making the Leap - How Do I Get There?

People often say to me - Wow! You made the leap to being your own boss... how did you even know where to start? The answer is - I didn't! In fact I never had any dreams about being my own boss. I was not one of those kids who sold lemonade. I was not the teenager who did small jobs or tried to create a fledgling business. I did not spend my college years drinking from the entrepreneurial cup. So, how did I end up here? ...more
I feel "stuck" at my job because it is can help me (as boring as it is and as trapped as I feel) ... more

How do you choose your New Year's resolution?

How do you choose your New Year's resolution? ...more
I don't- I'm against waiting for a specific date to make a promise to myself. However, I ... more

What Your Mother Never Told You About Marathon Running

(Editor's Note: Wanna know what's going on behind that black toenail? Well, there's a blood blister under it. AND possibly, a regular blister too or even more lovely: a combination of both. Questions about running bras, going potty during a race, or racing with your period? Look no further. For the Love of the Run covers everything your momma didn't tell you about marathon running. ~js)courtesy of author...more
@@jschonb ...actually, if you wish, you can just pull one from the most recent post on the blog. ... more

What Your Mother Never Told You About Marathon Running

(Editor's Note: Wanna know what's going on behind that black toenail? Well, there's a blood blister under it. AND possibly, a regular blister too or even more lovely: a combination of both. Questions about running bras, going potty during a race, or racing with your period? Look no further. For the Love of the Run covers everything your momma didn't tell you about marathon running. ~js)courtesy of author...more
@@jschonb i have yet to photograph my feet. all of the other topics in this blog post are ... more

Co-Parenting After a Divorce: Gleaning Advice from Bloggers

What do Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, John and Elizabeth Edwards, and Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have in common beyond the fact that the men are all cheaters (oops! Did I say that aloud?) They are all engaging in some form of co-parenting, making it work as parents even if they couldn't make it work as a couple. ...more
My ex husband and I always tell our kids that our style of parenting is quite abnormal as we (he ... more

Why I Gave My 9-Year-Old a Cell Phone

I swore I wouldn't give my daughter Franny a cell phone until she was thirteen. And whenever my nine-year-old asked, as she had been doing more frequently, "Mom, when can I have a cell phone?" this is what I told her. There were a few reasons why I thought 13 was the magic cell phone number. She'd be responsible enough not to lose it. She'd be old enough to coordinate her own social plans. Her dad got her brother an iPhone when he was thirteen and I wanted to be fair....more
My nine year old has a cell phone also. It is the most genius idea for divorced parents. It ... more

What Your Mother Never Told You About Marathon Running

(Editor's Note: Wanna know what's going on behind that black toenail? Well, there's a blood blister under it. AND possibly, a regular blister too or even more lovely: a combination of both. Questions about running bras, going potty during a race, or racing with your period? Look no further. For the Love of the Run covers everything your momma didn't tell you about marathon running. ~js)courtesy of author...more
that photo isn't on my blog! i have yet to be bold enough to post ANY pictures of my feet. ... more