Sports, Health & Wellness Stories

I have had hundreds of my stories published in RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE, which are not available online, as well as many stories about hiking, cycling, kayaking and other outdoor sports for major magazines, newspapers and websites.

Here are some links to stories that do live online:

Most Surprising March Madness Winners of All Time for (Feb. 14, 2024).

Debunking 10 Myths About Strength Training for (July 26, 2023).

Five Questions for Tom Hale for Diablo Magazine (July 2023).

Seeing Yellow: The Data Behind Penalties in the NFL for (Jan. 6, 2023).

Highest-Paid Players in the NBA for (Nov. 22, 2022).

English Clubs Send the Most Players to the World Cup for (Nov. 1, 2022).

Top 15 College Football Rivalries for (Sept. 10, 2022).

15 notable farewell tours in sports history for (August 19, 2022).

Top-earning men’s tennis players of all time for (August 16, 2022).

The Past, Present, and Future of Sports Cards for (July 14, 2022).

10 Scenic Running Paths from Around the World for (June 29, 2022).

From Fenway to Lambeau: The Oldest Sports Venue in Each State for (July 5, 2022).

Pro Athletes Who Are Also Great Golfers for (June 21, 2022).

States that have hosted the most U.S. Opens in golf history for (June 9, 2022).

10 of the greatest performances in an entire NBA finals for (May 29, 2022).

10 times taxpayers footed big bills for new stadiums and arenas for (May 27, 2022).

25 athletes who competed well into their 40s for (May 17, 2022).

10 Athletes who have promised to donate their brains for research for (April 11, 2022) and

Biggest Blown Leads in Every NFL Team’s History for (March 1, 2022).

Worst Performing Heisman Trophy Winners in NFL History for (Nov. 17, 2021).

4 Can’t-Miss Mendocino Beach Hikes and Coastal Trails for (Sept. 8, 2021).

My story on the Golden Rules of Running for Runner’s World magazine (republished in May 2021).

What to Eat Before a Run for the Road Runner Sports website (Oct. 18, 2019).

7 Ways to Run a Faster 5K for the Road Runner Sports website (Oct. 11, 2019).

Workout Motivation: 5 Ways to Get Moving for the Road Runner Sports website (Oct. 1, 2019).

How to Run Longer for the Road Runner Sports website (Sept. 10, 2019).

Bloated from Running? for the Road Runner Sports website (Aug. 30, 2019).

Different Kinds of Bike Routes story for the Sierra Club website (April 15, 2019).

Athletes on a Mission feature article for the Nob Hill Gazette (pp. 56-61, February 2019) and web version here.

Packing School Lunches That Kids Love for (December 2018).

Story on Mountain Biking Couple Charlie & Jacquie for the print and online versions of Marin Magazine (June 2018).

Story on Rob Pope: Transcontinental Runners for American Way Magazine (April 2018).

Print and online story on Marin County kayaking for Marin Magazine and (Nov. 2017).

My story on the Barkley 100-Mile for The National (Aug./Sept. 2017)–the year’s most trafficked story on its website.

My story on tennis getaways appeared on the Starwood travel site (July 2017).

I wrote 21 stories published in 2016 at, a hiking/outdoors site, before its demise.

Topics of the 38 stories I wrote for the Asics running site (2015) touched on training, motivation, gear and nutrition.

My story on how runners can stay fit on vacation for RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE (June 2014).

My story on coping with a bad race for RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE (Jan. 2014).

My story on using money for motivation for RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE (Nov. 2012).

My story on running hotspots in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Travel section (May 2012).

My story on running workouts from other sports for RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE (April 2011).

My story on running warmups in RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE (Nov. 2009).

My story on guided running tours for INC. MAGAZINE (Oct. 2009).

My story on martial arts for EXPERIENCE LIFE MAGAZINE (Oct. 2009).

I published a story on Northern Arizona active adventures in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE (Nov. 2008).

My story on barefoot training for EXPERIENCE LIFE MAGAZINE (June 2007).

My story of plyometrics for RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE (Nov. 2004).

My story on marathon tapering for RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE (January 2004).


I have also published numerous stories on health-related topics for MEN’S FITNESS, EXPERIENCE LIFE, VIM & VIGOR, RUNNER’S WORLD, JOHNS HOPKINS HEALTH, and other magazines and websites that are not accessible on the Web. I can provide those on request as a PDF.

A few that do live online:

My story on visiting the E.R. for VIM & VIGOR (Fall 2013).

My story about medicine storage safety for VIM & VIGOR (Fall 2010).

My story about exercise for seniors for VIM & VIGOR (Summer 2009).

My story on repetitive-stress pain for EXPERIENCE LIFE MAGAZINE  (March 2009).