running

A Very Chinglish Shanghai Marathon

When you sign up for the Toray Shanghai Marathon, you are asked to provide a cell phone contact number. This year, that meant being the recipient of a series of well-intentioned, but inadvertently hilarious text messages full of “tips.” The last 3 … Read More

Tips and Hints for Running the Shanghai Marathon

Like most international events that are held in China, the Shanghai Marathon 2010 was something of a unique experience. We’ll just call it an international marathon with Chinese characteristics. All in all it was a great experience,  even filled with … Read More

Exercise Early for Maximum Benefits

According to a recent study detailed in the New York Times, researchers in Belgium found that those who exercise before eating breakfast, even if they absolutely gorged on food later in the day, ultimately reaped the most health benefits from … Read More

I Survived the 2010 Shanghai Marathon

It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning when somewhere around 20,000 runners and I took to the streets for a form of self-punishment most will never fully understand. I even found myself wondering for a large portion of the 42 … Read More