Pick Me up at Target, Please

Pick me up at Target, please. It’s what I should have said to someone as I was heading out for my morning 10.5 mile run. But honestly, I did not think it was going to be a problem. It was my final run of my 52nd year. All I expected was a lot of introspection, retrospection, and celebration of the end of another year. That is so NOT what happened. Read more

Wasabi’s Boston Training Log: Week 9, 3.2.2014

Aloha, Salty readers! Week 9 of ye old Boston Marathon training cycle marked my biggest weekly mileage total in I don’t know when and the first 20 miler of the season! I’m knocking on wood as I type this, but so far my training has been more or less right on track, and I’m pretty pleased with how my body is holding up, especially considering that it turned another year more » Read more

What Is Your Running Age?

Today, I turn 30. This means that a lot of my friends are turning 30 this year too, and most of them are freaking out. It would seem that turning 30 is a huge, negative deal – signifying the end of our twenties and everything that goes along with them, like youth and beauty. But I’m not feeling the panic. Or the depression. Or even the fear that my best more » Read more

For My Birthday I’m Running My Own Race

In life, there are no mile markers. Nobody is timing you. Nobody is forcing you to run any pace. There are sprinters and there are long distance runners, and we all have different goals and different plans and different roads to travel. I have a very different life from most of the other SR writers:  I am chronically single and live in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York, with two more » Read more

5 Dream Birthday Gifts

It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday! Woo! The big 3-7. And in honor of this monumental occasion (getting more monumental every year), I thought how fun would it be to come up with my dream gift wish-list. So at the huge party in my dreams with all 7 Salties together with the rest of my family and friends, here’s what I’d like to find underneath the wrapping more » Read more