Still Running Long

running until i can't


My name is Todd Curtis. I am here to chronicle my aspiration to run an ultra-marathon before my forty-third birthday in September of 2015. That’s a long way off, but it’s been a much longer journey.

I live in Central Massachusetts with my lovely wife, our three children, and a small flock of chickens. I write about fatherhood through the lens of my Zen practice at When I am not running or writing, I stand in my barn, where I built an office so that I could curate organizational knowledge and design educational experiences at

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Cheers, Todd–
    while my “real” name is John Alexander Panian, you can still call me Johnny Crabcakes.
    Everyone else does. Even in the “real” world.


  2. What a goal! I personally have always hated running. . . could never run the phys ed mile in elementary gym class b/c of asthma that was undiagnosed until my twenties. . . I used to be a dancer, and had stamina for all kinds of things before parenthood. Maybe reading this blog will trigger some inspiration for me to move! Honestly, I am curious how you have time for work, meditation, two blogs, running, parenthood and marriage! That is inspiring in and of itself… Be well. . .


    • I’m not sure about the time element either, Charlotte! But changing my job (and really, my career) to one where I work from home has been a tremendous blessing. I do think that, like zazen, running helps me with my parenting by making me feel…more whole, for lack of a better word to describe it. Might make a good blog post for both blogs… Glad you stopped by here! Be well~

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