Reflections from the 2010 NYC Marathon

The New York City Marathon is truly a multicultural and awe-inspiring experience. From the multilingual banners at the pre-race expo to the spectators’ signs along the course (“¡Si se puede!” and “Vive Le France” to name just two), it is clear that NY dra

What’s YOUR Religion?

On this eve of Yom Kippur, I began to think about whether running is a religion. No, seriously. It all started when I thought about whether I was going to fast tomorrow. On one hand, even for secular Jews, Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year, to be respected and observed. On the

2010 NYC Half Marathon

Last Sunday, I ran the official NYC Half Marathon. It was already a great weekend – I went wine tasting with my fiancee on the North Fork of Long Island for my 30th birthday, and New York had its most perfect weather – sunny and in the 70s – since the fall. My previo