Monthly Archives: January 2015

What it’s like to live with anxiety and depression. How running and riding can help.

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Ooops I forgot about February

The weather forecast here in Illinois this week is not encouraging. Temps are predicted to drop to the low single digits. Winds will be ripping the makeup right off the faces of women commuting through the streets of Chicago. That’s … Continue reading

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What it means to really LOVE our running and riding

More than one person I know has made this similar observation about their love of running or cycling. “I don’t know what I’d do without it.” Of course (and unfortunately) we all typically do get to experience life without our favorite activities. Injury … Continue reading

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YOU’VE AGED. NO KIDDING.

This past weekend was hectic. Saturday morning saw an hour run on the river trail in Naperville. Thanks to all the weight work the last two weeks the left knee injury I sustained by hurdling an orange cone during a race … Continue reading

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Trent Richards is a coach for life

At Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Il., and as a track standout at Illinois State University, Trent Richards was known for exceeding the apparent limits of his stature. At only 5’7″ he jumped 6’7″ in college high jump, twelve full … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Grey in Cycling

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Never too early. Never too late. To get fit or race.

The North Central College All-Comers meets are an annual tradition in May. The meets offer an opportunity for many runners to get in one more race using their hard-won fitness before summer rolls around. The meets are also important opportunities … Continue reading

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No time left for you

Back in 7th grade my best friend and I were deep in the business of discovering girls. We dove into the social maelstrom that was the late 1960s lovefest with our eyes on being liked and liking back. Part of … Continue reading

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Beware the opposite of insanity. It can kill you.

Last spring and summer was a weird training period. Every time I ramped up something stupid would happen to provide a setback. Of course the worst of the lot was crashing face first into a tree. That was kind of … Continue reading

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Greetings from Angola, where all my newest readers apparently live

Yes today marked a big new milestone in the annals of We Run and Ride. We just topped 5000 views in a single day. According to the stats on WordPress, those views came from the nearby country of Angola. Here’s a … Continue reading

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