I am (allegedly) running a half-marathon in a week and a half. My training has been a wee bit underwhelming and haphazard. I aimed to run 1000 miles this year, and I know that won’t be happening. But I don’t even know how badly I’m off, because I’ve stopped logging my miles.
Unlike a full marathon, a half-marathon is a fairly forgiving distance for a regu… read more »
On Friday last week, I went to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. On Tuesday, I went to the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women. Going to both conferences back to back (I was speaking at the second one, and there as press for the first) gave me a chance to think about conferences, and what the value proposition of a conference can be. Obviously, the bi… read more »
I love biking. I like that you’re outside — like running — but you’re moving faster. We’ve been diligently trying to turn biking into a family activity these past few months.
But boy, has it been an expensive hobby, both in terms of money and time.
First, we had to buy bikes. That’s fine — I’m happy to have one. But we also needed gea… read more »
Over at Fast Company this week I had a post on “The Compelling Case for Being More Accessible.” I mentioned a comment from an entrepreneur who discussed regional differences in accessibility. She found that in Silicon Valley, it was pretty easy to get meetings with people based on a pitch. In Philadelphia, not so much — you needed to be int… read more »
The phrase “having it all” is a loaded one.
Usually, it’s used in a negative sense — that people can’t have it all, or at least can’t have it all at once. It’s also more likely to be used about women than men, most famously in the Atlantic’s story by Anne-Marie Slaughter last year about Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.
But what does it mean… read more »