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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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From the Vault: Zen and the Art of Vacuuming by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A couple of months ago we took in a feral kitten we had been feeding (along with her sibs and mom) since she was a few weeks old. It was an unusual decision for us, since ... Read on »
Slacker Day by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’ll be honoring the least productive week of the year with posts from the Running Is Funny vault. Will return with new material on Monday, January 5. Read on »
Merry Christmas! by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Season’s Greetings to all Running Is Funny readers! Read on »
Who Needs the Olympics? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sure, you’re crazy busy now, but what happens after Christmas? Things wind down and you’re looking for something entertaining to do. Here comes Japan’s Marimo Marshmal ... Read on »
Now Your Own Shoes Can Nag You About Your Stride by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There’s a Kickstarter campaign to fund the Stridalyzer , which is a pair of insoles that receive input from your footfalls and determine imperfections in your running form ... Read on »
Meet Derby, The 3D Running Dog by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here’s a heartwarming story to head into the weekend. Derby the dog was born with deformed front paws. The usual wheelchair type devices were not ideal, but fortunately De ... Read on »
How to Reduce Wear on Your Running Shoes by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I don’t know how good of a running shoe Nike Zoom Talarias  are, but if the box they come in is any indication, they don’t really want you to spend much time running in th ... Read on »
May the Horse Be With You by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Leave it to the Brits to combine three naturally complementary things – running, Star Wars and pantomime horses – into a single mindblowing event, the London Pantomime Hor ... Read on »
Underground Racing by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Racing against a bus or a train  is old news for Running Is Funny readers, but here’s a stunt that’s starting to build momentum worldwide. You take the local metro, get of ... Read on »
Today’s Running Is Funny Nutrition Tip by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running “Eating a variety of colorful food provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish your body that can’t be replicated in a supplement.” ... Read on »
Run in the Sun With Tennis Stars by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here in Northern California it rained without a break for 23 consecutive hours. That’s what we get for complaining about a drought. Most of you are enduring frigid tempera ... Read on »
Because You Demanded It by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We’ve had turkeys . And we’ve had treadmills . Here, for the first time anywhere, is a turkey on a treadmill . You’re welcome. Read on »
Gratuitous Bra Photo by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I honestly couldn’t think of a good reason to mention the Victoria’s Secret Incredible Sport Bra with built-in heart rate sensors, particularly since it doesn’t come with ... Read on »
Even My Running Shoes Are Funny by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What do you think, folks? Time to get a new pair of running shoes or should I wait until I can see my socks through them? YOU DECIDE. Read on »
Winter Runderland by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year for all sorts of holiday-themed and winter-related races. Here are just a few that appeared on our radar: * The Ugly Sweater Run is li ... Read on »
Turkey Trot, or Gallop? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dateline – Montrose, Colorado : Last Saturday’s article about the Turkey Trot at Oak Grove School accurately reported the record-setting number of people who ran or ... Read on »
Are You “The” Runner? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was reading this column by a young man in Guam who mentions that people often refer to him as “the” runner. I’ve had this experience and I’m sure you have, too. Non- ... Read on »
Cincinnati’s Thanksgrabbing Day Race by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Cincinnati’s Thanksgiving Day 10K race spawned some controversy this year. Runner Liz Harvey described the scene at the finish : After finishing the race with my hus ... Read on »
I’m Befuddled by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Are PR firms out of ideas? Today I received a press release regarding a film I suppose has something to do with running, and could conceivably be funny, if the video clip ... Read on »