The 8-Mile Rule

I’ve been watching a team underperform for months. When the team assembled in the preseason, the manager proclaimed “championship or bust.” The pundits marveled at their skill and the depth of the talent.  And the players looked around at how awesome they all...

Opening Day 2013

Happy Monday. It’s spring, it’s Opening Day, and it really should be a national holiday. It’s also the rare day that I block off on my calendar each year. (Well, I have all of October tentatively blocked off too–but that’s more...

I Am Not an Athlete

I overheard a woman at the gym the other day telling her friends that she’d once run a marathon. While they were oohing and aahing over her accomplishment, she added some caveat that I didn’t catch. Then she said, “I’m not an athlete.”...