I ran my first race on Saturday, the Hot Chocolate 15k in Chicago. As I dragged myself out of bed at 6:30 in the morning, several hours earlier than my normal Saturday waking time, I swore if I had not shelled out a hefty fee, I would be on my way back to bed, and […]
Badass Ladies of History: Kathrine Switzer
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first woman to run the Boston marathon as a registered entrant. In previous years, women had run the race unofficially, presumably following the course without earning the same recognition as their male counterparts. It took Switzer’s race entry to change this.
Burning Tires: Palestine’s Speed Sisters
Life in the West Bank can be harrowing during the best of times. In between settlements, sanctions, violence, and shortages, joy is neither quick nor easy to come by. Some are fast to point out that some of the West Bank’s newer developments are prosperous and thriving.
It Used to be a Haven
It used to be a haven. When I was little, I was always in the water. Eventually, I fled to the sanctity of the lanes to avoid high-school drama. Nothing like a good workout, body screaming down the pool, to take your mind off chemistry tests and French homework. There, I knew what to expect, […]