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Mike Antonucci

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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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Beware of Irritated Dog by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We have featured the police blotter from Flathead County, Montana , on our pages before, but the latest edition was a treasure trove. First up is the one running-related i ... Read on »
Catastrophe Averted: Runners Will Get Jelly Babies by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Fiona Warren of the U.K. supported the first Ealing Half Marathon by standing outside her home at about mile 12 with a bowl of jelly babies for the runners. They were ... Read on »
Two’s a Coincidence? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Just a few weeks after our first incident of a runner falling into a hole in the earth , we have our second occurrence. This time it was in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada ... Read on »
Out! by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki will be running the New York City Marathon in November. It’s especially unusual because she’s still competing at the highest levels of her o ... Read on »
Race Report: Rock the ’80s 8-Mile Relay by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When you have run somewhere in the vicinity of 150 races, it’s hard to find something you have never done before. I managed it on Sunday when I ran my first road race rela ... Read on »
Gerrymander Meander by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I much prefer keeping political causes away from running, but I thought this was a clever event. Common Cause in Maryland is sponsoring a “ Gerrymander Meander ” more or l ... Read on »
Running Is a Good Investment, Literally by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A study from the Social Science Research Network concludes that “ companies with CEOs who had completed a marathon in a particular year had higher market value than others ... Read on »
The Last Men’s Race? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The Men’s 10K in Scotland was canceled due to lack of corporate sponsors. Women’s races, on the other hand, are thriving. There are some who might consider this un ... Read on »
Photos from the Origin of the Amazon Marathon by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday was the third running of the Origin of the Amazon Marathon . The starting line was atop the mountain peak of Quehuisha in Peru, at more than 17,000 feet elevation ... Read on »
Stingers by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was not a good week in the “runners vs. flying, stinging insects” wars. In Michigan, 10 members of a middle school cross country team were stung by bees while on a ... Read on »
Friday Five: Things You Should Know Before You Date An Athletic Guy by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The inspiration for this list was a piece written for Thought Catalog by Ella Cerón titled, “ 17 Things You Should Know Before You Date An Athletic Girl .” 1) Go ahead ... Read on »
Jet Lag by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So students at Arizona State University have come up with a jetpack to make you run faster . Skip ahead to the 2:50 mark to see it in action. Running Is Funn ... Read on »
Paramedics Drive Injured Runner Across Finish Line in Ambulance by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dateline – Saskatoon, Canada : Saskatoon paramedics went above and beyond to help an injured runner finish the ‘Color Me Rad’ run in Diefenbaker Park on Saturday. ... Read on »
Rolfing After a Run by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had never heard of rolfing before this morning, but The Guardian has a decent explanation of this connective tissue realignment technique . Even better, a little researc ... Read on »
Real-Life “CropFit” Race Cancelled by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You may have seen this humorous Subway commercial for a training regimen called CropFit. We’re disappointed to hear that a real-life event mirroring the ad w ... Read on »
The Essence of Comedy by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A woman in Conyers, Georgia, was injured after falling into an open manhole while jogging . That isn’t funny. But what could we do to make it funny? For the answe ... Read on »
Get Hammered and Then Hammer It by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A study in the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine found that – as the title explains -“ Exercise capacity is not impaired after acute alcohol ingestion .” The abstract ... Read on »
Crime Tip: Don’t “Pants” the U.S. Marshal by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Robert Flynn must have thought the diminutive female running on the River Trail near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was an easy mark. He groped her and pantsed her, but retribut ... Read on »
Blow Me Down by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A positive mental image can aid in your running, like imagining you are running as fast as a jungle animal. But your mental image might be so powerful it could affect ... Read on »