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Mike Antonucci

California
Running Is Funny is your one stop for humorous, odd and silly stories about our favorite athletic endeavor. Running isn't all hill repeats and overpronating. Sometimes it's pancakes, zombies, beer miles and wombats. There are thousands of web sites and publications devoted to the serious -... Full Bio
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A Crappy 5K by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The Urgent Run 5K race is being held in cities around the world to bring attention to UN World Toilet Day. The World Toilet Organization advocates for better sanitation t ... Read on »
Veterans Day: Remembering the Computer Age by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last year I introduced you to how I spend Veterans Day – pulling out the old cardboard box and digging through the materials I saved from my time in the Air Force. In orde ... Read on »
Thus Favre by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A profile of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel contains this anecdote: The first May after the final retirement, Bre ... Read on »
I Hate Hills by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is my personal running nightmare . Read on »
Extremes of Footwear by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The barefoot running rage has seemed to peter out, but runners are still looking for just the right footwear for getting those miles in as fast and comfortably as possible ... Read on »
Scariest Thing Ever: “Chaos at Hello Kitty Run” by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dateline – Sentosa, Singapore : Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday celebrations kicked off with a rousing start early yesterday morning in Sentosa – with a 33-inch cupcake ... Read on »
Cross Country Gets the Disney Treatment by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Disney just released the trailer for McFarland, USA – a film about a ragtag high school cross country team that overcomes adversity and becomes a single unit before leadi ... Read on »
Marathon Tall Tales by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We spent much of yesterday on Twitter tracking celebrity runners in the New York City Marathon. There was also a charity marathon relay featuring former National Basketba ... Read on »
Why Halloween Is Great for Runners by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Need a rationale for why you’re eating all the leftover Halloween candy? Thank dietitian Nancy Clark from Boston (where else?) for the assist, on the pages of U.S. Ne ... Read on »
Running From the Pole Position by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hat tip to Colo Chive Runner for alerting us to the following video . We’ve featured pole dancing before, but it was a little different . Read on »
Why Oh Why Oh Wires? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In its ad for its Reflect BT Wireless Headphones , JBL captures a specific frustration for runners seeking musical inspiration. Of course, a little less boun ... Read on »
Ladies: Now You Can “Undress” in Public by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Two California inventors/entrepreneurs have come up with something ingenious for women who need to change out of their funky running gear but don’t have a clean, private o ... Read on »
Superman Runs Up Gibraltar by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Actor Henry Cavill is best known for portraying Superman in Man of Steel, but he displayed a real-life feat of strength when he participated in the Gibraltar Rock Run . ... Read on »
A Good Cause… But a Little Creepy by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Firefighter Paudi Thompson will run the Dublin Marathon with an unusual accoutrement – an 88-pound lifelike child mannequin across his shoulders . Thompson is raising ... Read on »
Team Wang by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The Armory Track in New York City has hosted a multitude of events for many years, but nothing like the presentation of fashion designer Alexander Wang’s collection of per ... Read on »
Dead Celebrity 5K by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yep, that’s the name of the second annual race in Fort Collins, Colorado , this Friday night – not that they’re unique. Long-time Running Is Funny readers may recall the D ... Read on »
You Can Be Replaced By a Special Effect by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is the coolest-looking CGI I’ve seen in a while, and there is probably a race director somewhere who thinks this would make a good obstacle for a novelty 5k. Take a l ... Read on »
Mom Was Right: Always Carry Cab Fare by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dateline – Bangalore, India : Indrajeet Patel and two other runners were making good time and ahead of the thousands of participants in the marathon in India’s tech ... Read on »
Friday Five: Savoy Brown Running Playlist by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thanks to my new Armpocket , I am now able to do my long runs accompanied by my favorite music, which is an eclectic and eccentric mix of old TV tunes, old blues, old spa ... Read on »
Product Review: Armpocket by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Before you can understand how excited I was when the good folks at Armpocket offered a sample for me to review, you have to see how I normally carry my stuff while running ... Read on »