Monthly Archives: January 2017

These dark and trusty streets

This morning’s run began just before 6:00 a.m. At that hour, the sun has not risen and the streets are dark but for the shine of the next streetlight up the block. The sheen of early morning rain made it … Continue reading

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Oil and water and chemical beings

    This time of year, when sudden snows or rains come falling on otherwise dry pavement, oil from parked vehicles drops on the wet surface and turns into brilliant patterns. While running or cycling I’ll sometimes stop to take … Continue reading

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In pr(ouch)aise of massage

Yesterday I lay on the massage table with the front of head buried in that circular cowl where the snot builds up inside your nose until you finally have to sit up or risk drowning in your own personal version … Continue reading

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How much is too much?

Recently I heard about a devoted ultra-runner who tore her Achilles tendon during a 300-mile race. She wasn’t running when it happened. She was reaching over to grab something out of a car. People who know the woman speculated that … Continue reading

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Life is always changing at Starbucks

As an independent contractor for my clients, I work in a variety of settings. Sometimes it’s onsite with the client. Other times I’ll work from my studio space at Water Street Studios. Many times I’ll set up at Starbucks to … Continue reading

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On wise women and very young men

At the tender age of 23, I stumbled into a relationship with a 33-year-old woman. We met in a bar and started hanging out together. She smoked a lot of pot. A lot. She owned collection of Turkish pipes purchased … Continue reading

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A liberal dose of Old School training wisdom

Flipping through the recent issue of Runner’s World magazine featuring Kevin Hart on the cover in full retro mode with short shorts and 70s afro, I was interested to see what the publication would have to say about training during … Continue reading

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Today I’m pissed but not about what you might think

Drinking tons of water is a lot of work. Not the drinking part. That’s easy. It’s the pissing part that takes so much time. The human body loves water. My new scale says every day that I’m something like 66.6% … Continue reading

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Respect the toughest endurance sport of all: teaching.

As an endurance athlete since the age of 12, I’ve had the¬†opportunity to do some difficult things. That three-hour run we did in the cold rain at forty-five degrees comes to mind. So does the Horribly Hill Ride, a cycling … Continue reading

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Kidney beings

Perhaps you’ve never given much consideration to the importance of your kidneys. But that’s why I’m here. This weekend our youngest cat named Benny came down with a wicked blockage of his pee passages. His little body backed up and … Continue reading

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