Say hello to Dan Cumming in Negril...

The picture caught my eye.  A couple standing in the shallow water along a stretch of pristine white sand Negril beach.  It was taken in 1969.  I swear I remember being there at the same time. Negril was and is a very special place. Especially now that the Reggae Marathon is a fixture on my running...

“Top Tips for Choosing the Best Runnin...

1. Choose a solid shoe Take a trip to a local specialty running store so that they can analyze your feet and determine the perfect fit to help you choose the right shoe.  Be sure to bring your current pair of running shoes so the sales associates can see the current wear on the shoe.  It’s also...

Feeding the piggy bank…under 6 mon...

We awoke the beast last week.  Bob Moore of Capital Running Company/Washington Running Report loved his picture proudly wearing the Bolt Wings so much that he sent us an email enthusing about the Reggae Marathon.  He calls it his favourite and with his day job working on numerous running events in...

Friends I’ve met along the way at Regg...

The Reggae Marathon is about the running but the memories are of people.  I’ve made some great friends since running my first Reggae Marathon in 2009.  But that’s what happens when you combine a beach vacation in Negril with running in the Reggae Marathon. Bob Moore doing 'The Bolt'...

How to eat well, drink right and choose ...

I love salty snacks, drink too much or too little while running and until recently gave very little thought to my running shoes.  I paid very little attention to healthy nutrition, proper hydration and how to get shoes that fit properly.  I ignored these at my peril…and paid the price. Eating well,...

Larry Savitch and the Dirty Girls conque...

Recently I participated in the Spartan Race. The Spartan Race is a 3 mile obstacle course run and is all about endurance, perseverance, pain and a ton of fun. The one I participated in recently took place in New York at a ski area…yes, hills were involved! I had never planned on doing such a race thinking...

Olympian Carrie Tollefson Blooper Video!...

Olympian Carrie Tollefson’s weekly video series covering her daily life, training and running experiences are great fun to watch.  Even better is this blooper video. “Her husband”, aka Mr. Tollefson aka Charlie Peterson hosts Carrie’s 25th episode of bloopers.  I especially love her ‘dance...

Partying and running…the best way to b...

I’m in the doldrums.  6 months!  It’s been 6 months since Reggae Marathon 2010 and the memories have faded.  It’s just less than 6 months to Reggae Marathon 2011 and the excitement hasn’t started to build yet.   What to do to get through the lazy, hazy days of summer? While driving in the...

Where in the world have you run?...

Along with running the Reggae Marathon in Negril, running in other cities and countries around the world is high on my bucket list.  It always gets the butterflies churning in my stomach when I go out for my first run in a new city.  Here are some of my favorites: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.  Running...