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Getting Your Kicks

Whether You’re Fast Or Slow, A Veteran Or A Beginner, Running-Shoe Stores Can Be Inspiring. By John Bingham   I suppose in the 12 years or so that I’ve been running, I’ve bought more than 100 pairs of running shoes. That may sound like a lot, and it is. But you must understand that I […]

The More And The Merrier

Learn Why Today’s Marathoners Revel In Participation. By John Bingham While I travel to about 15 marathons per year, I don’t run all of them (some faster folks would argue I don’t run any of them). Sometimes I like to hang out near the finish line and watch all the racers bring it on home. […]

The Chosen Path

Where You Are Is Where You Want To Be By John Bingham   It’s a safe bet that I talk to more runners than just about anyone else on the planet. With traveling 300 days a year, my overflowing e-mail inbox, and my own curiosity, I communicate with thousands of runners a year. It’s interesting […]

A League Of Their Own

One Man’s Experience At An All-Women’s Marathon. By John Bingham Even though I’m an xy-chromosome-carrying member of our species, I ran the inaugural Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco in 2004 because: (a) I like running in San Francisco; (b) it sounded like a cool event; and (c) I am a man and, therefore, fairly […]

Correct and Redirect

Starting Out Without Starting Over. By John Bingham   You never know when some tidbit of wisdom is going to drop into your life. Often the most salient advice comes when you least expect it. Like when getting a haircut. I’ve always had issues with my hair. As a kid, when I went to the […]

Come Together

You Might Be Surprised What Nietzsche And Your Running Buddies Have In Common.  By John Bingham The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche really got a bad rap. Either that or he needed a better publicist. There was that whole “God is dead” business that upset so many people and then there’s the “That which doesn’t kill […]

Personal Record

Still Waddling After All These Years. By John Bingham   This month I’m going to ask for a point of personal privilege. For those of you who don’t have Robert’s Rules of Order handy, a point of personal privilege is when, in the middle of a formal debate, someone feels the need to speak passionately […]

Keeping Up With Jonesy

We Can’t All Be World Record Holders, But We Can Certainly Think Like One. By John Bingham   One of the fringe benefits of writing this column is that I get to meet so many great people. Some are ordinary people who are changing their lives, or the lives of those they care about, through […]

The Inner Penguin

You Have To Start Somewhere, So Why Not Join A Group Whose Motto Is: “It’s Not About Being Slow. Really…”? By John Bingham   I’m a ’90s guy. Or at least I was. That all seems so 20th century now. I’m not ready to call myself a “zero” guy, but I’ll bet there are others […]

Aged To Perfection

Two Veteran Runners Continue To Prove That It’s Never Too Late To Excel-And Inspire. By John Bingham   The late, great baseball pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige is often quoted as having said, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” He also said, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining […]