Running in the 'Meda: Handling an injury

Photo by Marty Beene.

Practicing what we preach isn't always easy. Sure, I tell people to be patient when something hurts: rest, maybe walk or ride a bike instead for a week or two. But would I do that myself?

I thought I would give it a try last week.

The Friday before the Midway Shelter 5k, I incurred a housecleaning injury. Yes, I know. I was on my knees wiping a floor or a bathtub or something, and I felt pain in my right knee. When I got up, it continued to hurt. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Handling an injury

Transit notes: Ferry terminal closed this weekend

Ferry terminal closure: San Francisco Bay Ferry is shutting down its Main Street terminal this weekend to relocate the terminal’s ferry dock and install new passenger gangways. The terminal will be shut down Saturday and Sunday and is set to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. The ferry service is encouraging passengers to board at the Jack London Square terminal at 10 Clay Street in Oakland; free validated parking is available at the Washington Street Garage in Jack London Square, at 101 Washington Street. Read more >> about Transit notes: Ferry terminal closed this weekend

Amblin' Alameda: Rite of passage

This was the year I had to prove to the State of California that I was still capable of driving a car. Despite the fact that automobile use is a requirement of California living due to the dearth of public transportation, it is still treated as a privilege rather than the right it so clearly is. Caveats aside, I drove to the DMV in Oakland for my appointment. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Rite of passage