Daily Shouts,

Variations of the Trolley Problem
It’s a decades-old thought experiment, now with several new versions! Read more...

Fox News 9-1-1
If this is not an emergency, please hang up and stop being such a snowflake. Read more...

Alexander and the V Bad, FML Day
There was quinoa for dinner and I hate quinoa. Read more...

Remy's World Column, Runner's World

Yes, Running Is a Trivial Pursuit, But Not in the Way You Think
I’ve learned so many fun, quirky, useless facts from training partners through the years. Read more...

Running Through Injuries: Tough or Stupid?
For runners taught to embrace pain, the line often blurs. Read more...

When Is It Okay to Give Running Advice?
Know when to offer an opinion—and when to keep it to yourself. Read more...

The Benefits of “Running” Errands
Doing them on foot is surprisingly satisfying—if you plan accordingly. Read more...

Drill, Baby, Drill!
Speedwork, like dental work, is necessary—and not even all that evil. Read more...

Midday Runs With My Wife
They’re short and slow—and some of the best “quality” mileage I’ve ever logged. Read more...

The Dreaded J-Word
Why do people still use that word—you know, the one that rhymes with “yogging”? Read more... 

All the World’s a Race
Well, it seemed that way to one participant at a made-for-TV marathon. Read more...

Hey, Sugar!
My name is Mark, and sometimes I consume things that are “bad” for me. It’s okay if you do, too. Read more...

Hills. Fartleks. Beer.
Is it possible to be one's own marathon coach? Well, why not? Read more...

Off the Clock
My running watch weighs two ounces. So how did it come to feel so heavy? Read more...

Feature-Length Articles, Runner's World

Did Running Save My Life?
When I was 25, I ran away from a small town in Ohio. At age 46, I ran back to see how it—and I—had changed. Read more...

Twenty Years, Twenty Lessons
Just starting out on your own running adventure? Here’s a little wisdom from someone who’s been there. Read more...

Standing Ovation
They scream, they cheer, they keep us going. And in Boston, they bore the brunt of the harm. Let's hear it for spectators. Read more...

In 2015 Mark launched, "an online destination for runners who enjoy laughter and pie." It is ad free and 100% reader supported. Mark publishes original content on Dumb Runner three times each week in addition to producing a popular weekly newsletter, The Dumb Dozen

Go check it out. You might like it.


The Dumb Runner Reader: Choice Bits & Tasty Morsels, 2015-2017

A "greatest hits" collection of's first two years. 


Runners of North America: A Definitive Guide to the Species (2016)

This guide examines the 23 subspecies of runners (ranging from The Newbie to The Gear Addict) and offers the reader sage advice on observing and communicating with these strange creatures in their natural habitat. Competitor magazine calls it "downright hilarious" and "probably the best gift book for runners ever written."


The Runner's Rule Book: Everything a Runner Needs to Know—And Then Some (2009)

Every sport has rules. Running is no exception. If you're curious, just visit the Web site of USA Track & Field, the sport's governing body, where you'll find detailed dictates on everything from disqualification to bib-number placement to the caliber of the starter's pistol.

But what about the everyday rules of running? The unspoken ones that pertain to the lingo, behavior, and etiquette that every seasoned runner seems to know and every newbie needs to learn? Mark Remy provides answers to these very questions and many more in The Runner's Rule Book.


C is for Chafing (2011)

Whether you're a child, a child at heart, or just childish, you'll enjoy C is for Chafing—a kid-friendly running book that covers the good (E is for Endorphins) the bad (B is for Blister), and the ugly (O is for "Oh, No...").

With 26 gorgeous color illustrations, C is for Chafing offers a fun and funny look at the sport, from A to Z, as only a longtime runner could provide. 


Oh, yeah—and this one time, he was an extra on Portlandia. So there's that.