“I Don’t Run” Club

I’ve tried running for exercise, for the ease of being able to do it anywhere, for the health benefits and mostly in search of the elusive runner’s high. The only problem is the brick wall blocking the running ability in my brain. I’m not an unfit person. I can walk 20 miles. I can rollerblade many miles. I have stamina and agility but my body … Continue reading “I Don’t Run” Club

“I Weep at Track Meets” Club

Emma finished the mile in 5.4 minutes in the 85-degree heat. She did so with the ease I do nothing, not even write these words. No panting or hunching over in exhaustion; if she was sweating, I couldn’t tell. This was a private school track meet in New York City. At the onset of 7th grade, my son had the opportunity to choose a sport … Continue reading “I Weep at Track Meets” Club

“I Avoid Traditional Exercise” Club

  I’ve had a lifelong, hate-hate relationship with exercise. I feel exactly the same way about  it as I did about breastfeeding: no matter how many scientific studies I read, my body didn’t get the memo it was supposed to feel good. The first time I dipped into exercise was in high school. My best friend and I decided we would get up early in … Continue reading “I Avoid Traditional Exercise” Club