Runner with cardio mask causes post office shutdown - Word to the wise runners: Maybe it is not the smartest thing to jog in what looks like a gas mask and body armor, and then jam a package in a post office box. It could touch off what happened at the busy San Jose post office: a full-scale police response, complete with the bomb squad and a robot.
This never happens! - As I approached an intersection, I ran in front of a white van stopped waiting to turning right. I jumped and yelled as he missed me, close enough that I felt a rush of air as he cornered just behind me. I've almost been hit by right-turning drivers dozens of times but never has one ever said a word to me that didn't start with "F".
The world's greatest walker - There was a time in the Victorian era when long distance races were staged in front of paying crowds of tens of thousands of people. That was when "professional pedestrianism" was in its heyday. And the greatest walker of that heyday – certainly the most flamboyant – was an American called Edward Payson Weston.
Running mate - The divorce was a messy one. Along with her newfound social freedom, Carrie was freeing herself of those few extra pounds... Well, okay... more than a few pounds. Anyway, that's why she started running.
Jogging in Jerusalem - I went jogging, and as I turned the corner, I saw that it appeared to be an unkept access road behind a large complex of some sort, possibly a school. About three hundred feet in front of me was a group of kids, maybe six or seven total. I was listening to music on my iPod and didn't think much of the kids until I got closer.