Amy L. Marxkors

Don't Be John Calipari

Why can’t I just say, “It was a great race!” Why can’t I just smile and say, “I ran as hard as I could, so I’m happy!” A simple, satisfying summary. T… Read More

Comparatively Speaking

She stood to my left, not more than two feet away. She looked fitter than me. She looked faster. Tougher. More prepared. She was, in every way, my superior. So was the girl to my right. And th… Read More

It's Not Recommended

So, what’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done before a race? And I don’t mean signing up for a marathon at the last minute or maxing out your training with an eight-mile long… Read More

My Big McDonald’s Workout

It’s all a bit of a haze, but French fries were involved. Lots of them. And Big Macs. I vaguely remember getting hit in the head by a stray Chicken McNugget while I was reaching for a va… Read More

The Saturday Morning Club

He was in shorts and I was in shorts and it was 27 degrees. We ran past each other near the planetarium. He wore a beard and lightweight trainers, and he looked fast. It wasn’t that he w… Read More

Pu Pu Platter

A collection of running thoughts, quotes, advice, and observances… and a “Runner’s Alphabet.” I even threw in a poem, just for the heck of it. Eat hearty! There are tw… Read More

Keep Going

Let’s pretend you’re sitting across from me at a coffee shop, and you’re still a little sweaty from your run. Or maybe you’re not, because you can’t run right now… Read More

Put It On Paper

Steve lost the magic.  I don’t know how he lost it. I don’t know how I know he lost it. In fact, I don’t even know who Steve is. But I know he lost the magic in 2008, a… Read More

The Runner’s Not-So High

For all the chatter and hullaballoo about the “runner’s high,” it certainly is an elusive son of a nutcracker. I’d like to say that every time I run I am the incarnatio… Read More

The Secret to Racing

Great news, folks! I’ve discovered the secret to racing. It took only twelve marathons, two ultramarathons, and countless half marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks, but I’ve finally cracked th… Read More