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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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Holy… Holy by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Doug Erickson, a religion reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal , wrote about an unusual 5k sponsored by a church in Johnson Creek: The concept was irresistible ... Read on »
Friday Five: Unusual Things to Take on a Run by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1) A 187-pound log . 2) Weights strapped to your ankles . 3) Leo, Rabbit and Sonic . 4) Flip-flops . 5) Strings of lights and glow sticks . ... Read on »
Coming Soon: Chariots of Fire Sequel by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This one won’t have much to do with running . Just as well, since Rowan Atkinson probably ruined the idea forever . Read on »
Another Episode of Runner Panic by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You would think people would have enough real threats to be terrified about, but no. They’re calling police about chalk marks in the road and runners with ratty clothes . ... Read on »
Can Bros Sell Bras? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Zensah, a sports apparel company, thinks sales to women athletes suffer because male store clerks are uncomfortable selling ladies’ apparel to ladies. The solution? ... Read on »
Finisher’s Medal Is a Beast by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We previously reported on the Bloodrunner 2015 werewolf-themed race . It’s set for the full-mooned night of July 31 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. That’s too far away for most of ... Read on »
Friday Five: Linky Love or Die Hard by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s been a long time since I’ve dispensed some linky love, so here are five sites deserving of your attention, in no particular order: 1) Taking the Long Way Home . W ... Read on »
The World’s Slowest Kenyan by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here’s a bit from Jimmy Kimmel Live featuring Anthony Anderson titled “ The World’s Slowest Kenyan .” Best line: “What’s 60 Minutes?” Read on »
What Happened to “Shoot the Hipster?” by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The route of the Franklin Half Marathon works its way through Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. And that’s right where a group of good ol’ boys, led by one Red Duck Cantrell, deci ... Read on »
“I Have You Now!” by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Guess what I’ll be doing the weekend of January 16-17 ? Read on »
Running Etiquette: Elk Always Have the Right-of-Way by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Elk are a symbol of my town, though I’ve never seen one while out running. Chickens, wild turkeys, cows, horses, sheep and goats, yes. Elk, no. And after seeing this video ... Read on »
My Skepticism Grows by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few days ago we reported on comedian Kevin Hart inviting Bostonians out for a morning 5k . And we mildly reprimanded a columnist for being cynical about the enterprise. ... Read on »
Beaver Exposed on Running Trail by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running CBC News even provided video . Read on »
Knit, Run, Purl Two by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The Run Under the Stars race in Kentucky challenges runners to circle a 1/2 mile track over and over for 10 hours, beginning at 8 pm. The winner is the person who covers t ... Read on »
Running as Publicity Stunt? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Comedian Kevin Hart stirred up the social media world in Boston by announcing on Twitter that he would run a spontaneous 5k in the city and inviting local runners to join ... Read on »
Be Very Afraid by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dateline – Southwell, UK : Police have reassured Portland residents that suspicious chalk markings found near their homes are not code for burglars and were put the ... Read on »
Bulls Hit by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Scottish jogger Holly King explains why it is better to be a runner than a 72-year-old pedestrian : I was just jogging along and I stopped and looked up and thought ... Read on »
Bad News for Hipsters by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running With barefoot and minimalist running deflating recently , the air was let out of another fad inspired by the Tarahumara Indians – chia seeds. Researchers at the Appal ... Read on »
Egad. It’s National Running Day by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yes, I’m grumpy, but my feelings about National Running Day have evolved from mild amusement to something akin to how demons view Halloween on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ru ... Read on »
Race Report: No Excuses 5K by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday I ran the No Excuses 5k for the sixth time, a race in which your finish time is adjusted for age and sex. I’m getting up there in years, but the age-grading has ... Read on »