Amy L. Marxkors

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

How the Grinch Got Fit

Every Who down in Whoville liked Running a lot...But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!The Grinch hated Running! The whole Running season!Would you like to know why? Well… Read More

Wedgies Are Human

I didn’t give it a second thought until after the run. After all, what else are you supposed to do with a wedgie?  I was standing at the intersection of Clayton and Hanley on a fes… Read More

Running is for Lovers

I have a hat that simply states, “Running is for Lovers.” I bought it because, well, I liked it. I have something of an obsession with trucker hats, and this one was emblazoned wit… Read More

...and Our Hearts Remain Soft

She always stood on the corner of 16th and Clark, as permanent and unremarkable as the chain-link fence and concrete barriers surrounding the parking lot behind her. Her clothes were reveali… Read More

All About That Base

One month ago today, I raced the hills of south St. Louis on a marathon course that blew the wheels of my wagon. Today, I am pleased to announce I have finally recovered!  [insert applau… Read More