Monthly Archives: September 2013

On the run with The Pretender

By Christopher Cudworth The Pretender (click link to video) “I’m gonna rent myself a house in the shade of the freeway, Gonna pack my lunch in the morning and go to work each day And when the evening rolls around I’ll … Continue reading

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Marathon Monopoly is the game of the season

By Christopher Cudworth Marathon Monopoly is a game involving a lot of real estate covered by streets, houses and the occasional railroad along the way to running 26.2 miles. It might start with a roll of the dice to see … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Tell If Your Next Workout is Really “Worth It”

By Christopher Cudworth  People who are not professional athletes still have legitimate goals for their workouts. In the face of pressing work schedules or family obligations, it can be difficult to determine how much time to put into your workout … Continue reading

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What to do when your fitness program isn’t twerking

 By Christopher Cudworth As we all bear witness to the phenomenon called twerking so famously demonstrated by the precociously sexual Miley Cyrus in a performance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs), it is important for all of us to consider … Continue reading

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Life is better when you love to run or ride

By Christopher Cudworth She told me “Baby, when you race today Just take along my love with you And if you knew how much I loved you Baby nothing could go wrong with you” –The Beach Boys Have you ever … Continue reading

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A belief in the power of footprints

By Christopher Cudworth Walking in from the patio where a few potted plants looked dry if not already dying from September fade, I chanced to place a wet foot on the patio step and was struck by the iconic look … Continue reading

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And now, a biblically scary message for our times about tarsnakes and running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth “All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.” –Theodor Adorno “You can’t make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you’re … Continue reading

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The harsh beauty of empiric data on running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth Cyclists and runners spend so much time covering the landscape in their endurance pursuits that it can be easy to bypass the empiric data generated by their travels. These days that empiric data landscape is easier than … Continue reading

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It all seems to come together

By Christopher Cudworth Somewhere in the ancient history of the area now known as Southwest Wisconsin, oceans once covered the earth. The seas that covered much of central North America left deep layers of silica and shells that hardened into … Continue reading

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Coming full circle with The Wright Stuff

By Christopher Cudworth From the top of a ridge in Governor Dodge State Park 45 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin, you can see the Milky Way quite clear on a cloudless summer night. The stars that cover the rest of … Continue reading

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