Does unsportsmanlike conduct exist in running?
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
There are two types of people in this world: those who find an excuse and those who find a way. Through running, I have been lucky enough to meet and surround myself with people who find a way.
It’s always refreshing to run in a new place, or run in a familiar place you’ve never looked upon with your “running goggles.”
“Encouragement is like oxygen to the human spirit. Don’t forget you’re carrying someone else’s air. Encourage them; help them breathe.”
I failed a cross-training challenge last month — or so I thought.
Some runners won’t head out the door without headphones blaring their music playlist. Some prefer silence or the sounds of nature, their breathing and their footsteps.
“Why are races so expensive? It doesn’t cost $30 for a T-shirt and a banana, but that’s all I’m getting.”