Category Archive: diary of a newbie runner

Diary of a Newbie Runner: The Dead iPod Crisis

{By Ellery Sadler} I always run with music. Always. Except for today. I picked up my iPod and it told me low battery. I have an iPod shuffle, and it only tells me… Continue reading

Diary of a Newbie Runner: Restarting My Running Life

{By Ellery Sadler} After a lengthy 10 week vacation from running (because of knee injuries, not just laziness!) I have begun to run again and by ‘begun’ I mean start over. Take this… Continue reading

Diary of a Newbie Runner: Life of Leisure Gone Awry

{By Ellery Sadler} I never thought of myself as a devoted runner, or a very willing one. I always ran because it was something I just did. People in my family run, and… Continue reading

Diary of a Newbie Runner: Crazy Resolutions and Lost in a Strange City

{by Ellery Sadler} Smart people stick to conservative New Year’s resolutions, ones they know they can keep, or refuse to make them at all. Me? I like to go for the daring, the… Continue reading

Diary of a Newbie Runner: A 10K Worth Dying For… Or, 6 Miles of Scenic Misery

{by Ellery Sadler} I just ran a 10k. Yes, much to my great surprise, I am still alive. I now have an even greater respect, bordering on hero-worship, of anyone who runs 6… Continue reading

Diary of a Newbie Runner: It Used To Be Torture

{by Ellery Sadler} I’m scared of long runs. They scare me because they are long. And the farther you go the farther you have to come back. My sisters tell me that everyone… Continue reading

Diary of a Newbie Runner: New Shoes and Mystic M&Ms

{by Ellery Sadler} I have to confess, I fell in love on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Dark, mysterious, new, and intriguing – love at first sight.  No it wasn’t a guy. It was… Continue reading

Diary of a Newbie Runner: Run Like a Snake is Chasing You… Because One Just Might Be

{By Ellery Sadler} I was in pain. Serious pain. Like knife-stabbing-into-my-side kind of pain; the pain that usually grips my side sometime during my runs. But I, like the amazing Amazon girl that… Continue reading