The Great Rivalry of Boston 2010: The Kenyans v. REM Runner

Like all great rivalries, this one goes way back. I don’t remember why or when it started. Oh ...
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Anatomy 101

I’ve just learned a new word: “piriformis.” It’s my new favorite word, I can’t stop saying it -- ...
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Decisions Decisions.

“What if you don’t finish?” My brow furrowed and my eyes squinted, as I mulled the question over ...
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This just in from Boston…

Today in the mail I received official notice from the Boston Athletic Association confirming my acceptance into the ...
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Dangerous Laughter

I was already dressed for my run: my favorite mint-green running shorts, baggy white t-shirt, and sneakers double-knotted. ...
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REM Runner’s New Year’s Resolution

I hate stretching.  Always have.  Always will.  Some runners never stretch – I used to be one of ...
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12 miles in Paradise

Today I ran the farthest I've ever run in my life -- 12 miles. I'd like to report ...
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R.E.M. — the dream sleep, not the band.

Although I am very fond of the song, “Night Swimming,” the title of my blog is by no ...
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Born to run? Not me.

“You don’t strike me as the marathon type.” There is a prolonged silence on the phone… I’m totally ...
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Narcolepsy… What’s that?

When I tell people I have narcolepsy, I generally get the same response: “So you can fall asleep in ...
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Photo taken for my VIA Award in Excellence at City of Hope

I am a narcolepsy advocate, speaker, and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Living in Los Angeles and serving as President & CEO of Project Sleep, I love opening people's hearts and minds to the real narcolepsy, a neurological disorder affecting 3 million people worldwide. Thanks for stopping by!

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