Monthly Archives: January 2017

The tale of an overachieving Behr and an underachieving Bear

Last Saturday before run club for E2 Multisport, we gathered in the lobby of USA Gym to chitchat and take stock of who came to run. We were pleased to see a friend named Mike Behr show up. He’s a … Continue reading

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Under a coyote moon

Running at twilight in the wintertime is a beautiful thing. Snowbanks slowly turn blue.¬†The last burst of sunlight leaks out on the landscape before true dusk falls. In January, when the night is clear, a¬†starlike planet or two appears in … Continue reading

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The graphic truth of strength training

The past couple weeks at the gym I got a bit more serious about lifting. The effects on my running were immediate. There was more snap in my stride and less feeling that I was on unstable. I literally felt … Continue reading

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Pay attention to your cannibal instincts

I was checking out at Home Depot the other day when a package of Turkey Jerky caught my eye. Thinking it might be interesting to try something different, I tossed it into the cart. The checkout lady commented, “Have you … Continue reading

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Toilet seat training and what it means to triathletes

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Whump. Growing up in a family of four boys, there was not much call to put the toilet seat down after going to the bathroom. Had we the pleasure of a middle sister…

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Toilet seat training and what it means to triathletes

Whump. Growing up in a family of four boys, there was not much call to put the toilet seat down after going to the bathroom. Had we the pleasure of a middle sister or so, the complaints might have seeped … Continue reading

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The solemnity of a dirt nap

A few weeks ago while running at night, I cut across a plowed cornfield to avoid having to turn back through a cul de sac. Having made many such decisions in life, I knew there was a risk of falling, … Continue reading

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It’s all there in black and white

I’m the first to admit that I love wearing a touch of bright colored clothing while working out. At the pool, one of our Masters coaches loves to tease that I’m always showing up dressed in fluorescent gear. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Five funny things I’ve experienced in triathlons and duathlons

It’s healthy to be able to laugh at ourselves. In a sport such as triathlon, the opportunities are manifold. Here are five of the funniest (and perhaps embarrassing) things that have happened so far in my duathlon/triathlon experience. Keep Going, … Continue reading

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On track for a good year

The temperature outside this morning was eleven degrees. The Weather Channel app said it felt like minus nine. My running gear was laid out next to the bed as I rose to put in my contact lenses at 6:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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