July 11, 2012
Safari Charles of Owings Mills learned a few important lessons after running her first half-marathon last year. Wear shoes that fit, or your toenails may turn black. Run with a group for motivation (and for those days your husband would rather sleep in). Carry water on your long runs. This year as Charles prepares to run her first full marathon at the Baltimore Running Festival in October, she hopes to have learned from last year's experience. She has bigger shoes and trains with the group Black Girls Run, which she says gets her on the pavement consistently.
March 18, 2013
The final stage direction in Samuel Beckett's “Play” is “repeat.” The Acme Corporation, one of Baltimore's experimental theater companies, is taking that instruction very seriously. Last Friday, the one-act, three-character, roughly one-hour work was performed on a kind of continual loop from noon until midnight in a high-ceilinged, balconied hall at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. But that's just a warm-up. This week, the production's length will double, running continually from one noon to the next.
September 5, 1994
Three marathons, one telethon, and still it seems like nothingthon.* "Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon" (continues 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Channel 2) -- Jerry Lewis, still at the helm of the TV fund-raising phenomenon he turned into an annual event and media institution, is planning to go the distance again, with help during this 29th annual telecast from Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Elayne Boosler, Larry King and others.* "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (8-10 p.m., Channel 45) -- This 1991 telemovie, starring Christina Applegate of "Married . . . With Children," is echoed, in a way, in another Fox series, the family drama "Party of Five," which premieres a week from tonight.
February 25, 2005
I'm running the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach in mid-March. What do I need to pack? I'm worried that I'll forget something. Don't feel too frazzled. If you forget anything, most of what you'll need for the race can be bought there when you arrive. Here's what not to forget: your running shoes and socks, one comfortable running outfit and your race confirmation packet. If you have nothing else, make sure these are safely packed and ready to go, and if you fly, carry them on. As for the rest of your gear, here is our Top 10 list: 1. Warm-up suit.
June 12, 2012
Boys' Latin is gearing up for round-the-clock lacrosse starting Thursday morning to raise money for wounded American soldiers through the Wounded Warrior Project. Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game set to take place from 9 a.m. Thursday through 9 a.m. Friday. The 24-hour game, for males 10 years old and up, will be divided into 24 one-hour sections. A number of professional and college players have signed up to play and support the benefit. Through lacrosse, the goal is to raise significant funds for wounded American soldiers as well as establish a stronger connection with local veterans.
January 1, 1994
New Year's Day is a day of college football bowl games -- and of TV marathons. Regarding the latter, you can turn to Comedy Central at any point today (and until 10 p.m. tomorrow) and watch reruns of "Soap."Or, beginning at noon today, you can watch a marathon of 18 back-to-back USA Network telemovies -- though I wouldn't recommend it. This sounds like a joke, but isn't: All 18 of those movies are bad. Nickelodeon has its always-tapeable "Classic TV Countdown" (beginning at noon and running past midnight)