That old adage, “Never ask a woman her age,” gets thrown out the window when you hang around with a bunch of runners.
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.
I know a few runners, who shall remain nameless, who run solely for the bling.
Two years ago, Madera teacher Lovina Arter couldn’t walk the short trek from her third grade classroom to Sherman Thomas Charter School’s office without ending up in tears.
When I asked dozens of runners why they run, I expected to receive generic answers such as, “it keeps me healthy,” and “it clears my mind.” Then I read an email that brought me to tears.
Happy new year! A few weeks ago I thought I’d be filling this entire column with suggestions about running resolutions.
A couple of weeks ago my coach told me he runs “because I can, and for those who can’t… I think of a kid diagnosed with some incurable disease who will never get a chance to experience what we take for grant
“You could not step twice into the same river,” Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said.
Well, Heraclitus, you can’t run the same path twice either.