Shameless Off-Topic Self-Promotion

In keeping with the timeless tradition of bending gender expectations, this past fall I ran the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco. I have recorded a new radio commentary, which will air on KQED-FM this Wednesday, about the freakish mindset required to run a marathon. If you happen to live in the Bay Area, you can hear it on 88.5FM at 6:07AM, and again at 7:37AM, Pacific Standard Time. If you don’t live in the Bay Area, you can hear it live on KQED’s web site, or just wait until I put it up on the listening page of

Or you can just ignore the whole thing. It’s not like it has anything to do with knitting anyway.


  • Amy says:

    Another Bay Area marathon running knitter! I had never thought of myself as having a freakish mindset. Maybe that’s why I gave up on marathons. I’ll try to tune in tomorrow morning. Nice finishing time by the way.

  • Yarn Boy says:

    Thanks Amy!

    Maybe it’s just me with the freakish mindset, but you’ll see what I mean after you hear the piece.

  • rachel says:

    Welcome to the knitting blog ring!
    It will be fun to visit and see the things you knit.

  • john says:

    Gravatar Congrats on the marathon. We have a lot in common, you know. Being boys, marathon runners (I’ve done 2, Marine Corps and NYC) –training for my third soon, knitting, anyway. Congrats, again.

  • Amy says:

    I caught the KQED piece. I understand what you mean completely. I guess I never thought of that pushing the line between agony and shear will as sadistic. One thing I can say is the suffering is very addictive. Be careful or you might find yourself training for Western States or Ironman.

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  • Angela says:

    I ran that same marathon! Will definitely have to listen to the clip later. Now howcome you got such a nice race picture and all mine look like crap? =)

  • John M says:

    Congrats on the marathon! Another male, marathon runner/knitter here ;o) Next step for you and your “freakish mindset”…Ironman! Did my first in Nov. 2004, nothing like it ;o)

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