The Girl in the Mirror is Back on the Mountain

Last month The Chef's Widow got to accompany her husband to Aspen on a business trip and while there she did something she hadn't done in almost 15 years. She went snowboarding.By herself. It wasn't as easy to get back on the board as she thought it would be, but she rode with a smile and a renewed sense of something that life seemed to push aside. ~js...more

Nothing’s Better Than Maryland vs Duke Weekend

If you're a fan of college basketball, then you know how intense some of the rivalries can be. Jess, from Jess Runs, had a great time Saturday night watching her beloved Terps upset the #2 team in the country. ~js...more

Danica Patrick First Woman to Win Daytona 500 Pole

By winning the Daytona 500 pole today, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the top spot for any race in NASCAR’s premier circuit. Clocking in  at 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph, today’s achievement is the biggest of Patrick’s stock-car career....more
saw Labor Day Darlington in 1965more

Olympics Say Goodbye to Wrestling

When my newsfeed blew up earlier this week with the announcement that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had cut wrestling from the Games, I couldn't believe it. The same group charged with preserving the Olympic spirit voted by secret ballot to eliminate a sport that has been part of the Games from the very beginning.The surprise recommendation, made Tuesday at an executive meeting in Switzerland, has rocked the wrestling world as well as fans of the Olympic Games....more
Is that a question? Because I believe the answer is "Seriously out of touch"more

Olympian Oscar Pistorius Charged With Murdering Girlfriend

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius (aka the Blade Runner) who made history last year as the first double amputee runner to compete in the Olympics using prosthetic blades, has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend at his house....more
@BlogHerSports My point was disappointment that your women-focused organisation used sexist ...more

Hottest Sports Couples: Valentine's Day 2013 Edition

The locker room may not reek of romance but that doesn't stop some of the fittest human specimens in the world from falling in love with each other. In honor of  Valentine’s Day, we're breaking down the hottest couples in sports - those who have enjoyed long-lasting relationships as well as new sweethearts....more

Winter Motivation: Taking the Run Indoors

If you live in a cold climate, it is about this time of year that running outside loses some of its appeal. If you're training for an event, you don't have the option of slacking off so what's the best plan of attack? Health on the Run takes a look at the pros and cons of training indoors. ~js...more
Only when there is a blizzard outside, or -40, which happens in these parts!more

Castrating an Unwitting Softball Commissioner

Editor's Note: I clearly remember the intense negotiations prior to the start of each sports season. And I'm not talking major leagues - I'm talking youth sports.  Coaches, meeting behind closed doors, rate, draft and trade players (most of whom are prepubescents). Waiting to find out what team your child is placed on can be an agonizing experience. And there are bound to be disappointments. Shannon (The Woman Formerly Known as Beautiful) was faced with that disappointment and discovered that team-building is not just about the individual player but about, well, the team....more
Hi Sharon -- Crap, could their be an inner circle we're not invited to?  This would mean that ...more

F*CK Running...I Think...Maybe

Me and running are like…yea, not so much. I’ve wanted to be a Runner for about as long as I can remember but it doesn’t seem to be my thing—perhaps I should just accept that? I mean, in elementary school, I was that kid: always, without fail, DEAD LAST on the mile runi—by several (or more) minutes. I would start out running with all the other kids but always, always stopped first....more
"I’ve wanted to be a Runner for about as long as I can remember but it doesn’t seem to be my ...more

How About Them Skins and RG3?

As a DC Native, born in Freedman Hospital (Howard University Hospital for DC newbie Washingtonians) and grew up in Mount Pleasant now currently a Petworth resident, I know DC and I know the Skins history.  What I don’t know is football....more
Interesting perspective. In am in New York. We have three football teams, which is...crazy. I ...more