Carmel Half Marathon: On the American Super-Suburb and a Return to Running Normalcy

Carmel, IN: April, 2021 I had a difficult time describing Carmel, Indiana over the phone. I sat on a bench made to look like a book open to the first page of Little Orphan Annie in front of a Free Library housed in a fire red London phone booth talking to Lauren as she deplanedContinue reading “Carmel Half Marathon: On the American Super-Suburb and a Return to Running Normalcy”

Making Peace with the Marathon: Indianapolis Monumental

Indianapolis, Indiana: November, 2017 For the first time, the course left the streets of Indiana’s capitol, and instead led us through a park near the city’s art museum.  Residential Indianapolis was temporarily replaced by glowing deciduous trees, caught in that few day interlude between peak autumn foliage and drooping, empty branches. The surroundings became aContinue reading “Making Peace with the Marathon: Indianapolis Monumental”