An expensive hobby?

Or a cheap passion?

I recently discovered, thanks to Quicken, that we spend around 1.5% of our gross income on running annually. Is that high? Low?

It’s more than what we spend on liquor. That’s saying something, right?

High drama on the streets of Boston

Kastor ran a very smart trials race on Sunday to take spot #1 in Beijing. Hopefully this will teach the commentators that you can’t ever call a marathon at mile 16.

And the Boston Marathon was an amazing spectacle, especially the nailbiter women’s race finish — the closest finish in the race’s history. Good analysis of the men’s and women’s races here.

Finally, Joan Samuelson smashed the 50 and over age group records for both the women’s trials and the national record.