Monthly Archives: January 2018

Come with me on a little run in the morning light and falling snow

A near silent hiss of granular snow had fallen overnight. This was a surprise to see as I opened the blinds to peek into the pre-morning gloom. “Huh, snow,” I muttered to myself. Sue was already down in the exercise room … Continue reading

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Best efforts

Thirty years ago sportswriter Kenny Moore published a compilation of his best writing about runners for Sports Illustrated. His stories included profiles of people such as David Moorcroft, the British runner who ran 13:01 for 5000 meters, breaking the world … Continue reading

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Super balls and Red Ball Jets

I grew up in a four-square house south of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  I loved that home for a million reasons, but mostly because our family was all together when I was 5-12 years old. Flawed as we were, there were many … Continue reading

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Nude selfies and other truth-telling

Don’t worry. You’ll find no nude selfies of me in today’s blog. But let’s be honest here. We all take them once in a while. If not nude, then at least partially clothed to check on our bodies. How do … Continue reading

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Changes in latitude, changes in attitude

That young man in the photo is my son, Evan Cudworth. He lives in southern California. When he moved there a year ago, he mentioned that he wanted a change in latitude. If I recall correctly, he described it this … Continue reading

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It isn’t rocket science

As kids, my brothers and I would make rockets by wrapping aluminum foil around pencils to create the fuselage, which we’d fill by cutting match heads off paper matches. These would fill the cylinder from front to back. Then we’d … Continue reading

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Cold, hard facts

We’ve been spending some good time on the indoor track, seeing results in our efforts. As a specific result, my wife Sue is learning the beauty of speed training and how it makes your base pace and even your race … Continue reading

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Coyotes and poodles

Our home backs up to a wetland. There is a pack of coyotes that frequent the wilds back there. They feed on rabbits and other furry edibles. Recently, they also snatched a neighbor’s poodle. I met the owners that morning, a … Continue reading

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Miles of asking why…

This morning’s run was conducted in deep fog. The sub-zero siege that had hold of the American Midwest has let up long enough to allow a surge of warmer air to flow over Illinois. The snow on the ground and … Continue reading

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“At least I’m not as fat as that person…”

What you’re about to read may not be perceived as kind. But rest assured, the intention is self-directed in some sense. If we can’t reveal some of what goes on inside our heads on a daily basis, then the world … Continue reading

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