My hate/hate relationship with running began in High School when I realized that I was never going to be fast and that my playlists would never be good enough to make me fast. At first, I tried my best putting on a brave face while being lapped by six-year olds and paraplegics. Then I hung up my running shoes for good, and began getting my daily intake of endorphins from thinking about exercising and actually eating cupcakes. After all, running is supremely boring. The only thing more boring than running a mile is running two miles, which gets me to perhaps the most dull pursuit of all: running a half marathon.
I started out by running 1/26th marathons in high school gym class. As fulfilling as those 3.5 laps around the track were as I overlapped an old woman doing walking arm workouts, saying “I just ran a 1/26th marathon” didn’t have the right ring to it. I wanted to run something that sounded impressive.
The cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's upcoming issue, which features a photographic portrait of Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has provoked strong reactions since the magazine posted it online on Tuesday.
CVS and Out of Town News will not shelve the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, which has sparked controversy for its cover photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Coop, citing concerns about "bad precedent," plans to sell the issue.
A 30-count federal indictment against Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev charged him with killing four people and using weapons of mass destruction, among other counts, officials said Thursday.
Four Harvard University Police Department officers and a Securitas manager were honored at a ceremony Monday afternoon for their service during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent search for the suspects.
University President Drew G. Faust (center) congratulates Harvard University Police Department officer Michael Rea for distinguished service during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings at a ceremony on Monday. Another honoree, HUPD officer Ryan J. Stanton (second from right), reacts after receiving a medal of valor.
After explosions at the Boston Marathon and during a lockdown that paralyzed Greater Boston, administrators mobilized to keep the campus running.
Former and current UC representatives say that Council president Tara Raghuveer and vice president Jen Zhu are more assertive than their immediate predecessors, but that they are no more effective in convincing administrators to take action.
National Guard members of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts conduct random bag searches at the Harvard Square MBTA Station Tuesday morning.
A shocked onlooker of the bombings in Copley Square on Monday April 15 is comforted by an officer of the Boston Police Department that afternoon.
Students watch from Cabot House as Governor Deval Patrick gives a statement early Friday morning. The Boston area remained on lockdown all day.
College students and area residents floods the Boston Common on Friday evening following the capture of suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.