The accidental athlete is a place to discover, encourage and celebrate our inner athlete regardless how old we are or how long we've been active or if we have won any age group awards. It's a place to share experience and stories filled with laughter (and tears) as we inspire each other on our unique athletic journeys.
I'm Amy Moritz -- a sportswriter who fell into being an endurance athlete. Originally a way to get and stay healthy, I've found running (and cycling and swimming) the way in which I make sense of the world. It's helped me discover people and places both in my native 716 (a.k.a. Western New York) and around the world. Follow along with my journey and share your own. Because we all have the ability to create our own story.
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I don’t remember how the topic of distance running came up, but suddenly I was sitting in Alaska with a bunch of women I had just met talking about half marathons. And before I knew it, I was… Read More