Monthly Archives: February 2018

No grumping allowed

Last night around 2:00 am I awoke thinking about yesterday’s blog and a passage to which I referred to the feeling of loss one can accumulate with age. This is what I wrote the feelings I had while lining up … Continue reading

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Vacation racin’ in the human salad

The starting pen at the Gasparilla 8K was low on competitors lined up in the 6:30-7:30 per mile pace. I’d started far at the back of the pack lined up for the race, which numbered more than 5,000. It was … Continue reading

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Explosive evidence

Heading into my senior year in college, I was desperate for a summer job when my best friend’s father offered me summer work as a janitor at a building called International Towers. It sat at the junction of CumberlandĀ  Road … Continue reading

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When have you felt truly happy?

For those of us that have dealt all our lives with the double drain of anxiety and depression, the thought of being “happy” can seem more like a phenomenon than a true state of mind. Yet there have been many … Continue reading

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How do you deal with guilt?

This morning at 4:45 my wife rose from bed to gather her gear and go swim. She is disciplined about her workouts. And frankly, she loves to swim. That goes back a ways, and she is good in the water. … Continue reading

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Getting Felt up and still riding

Two years ago in October I drove into the garage of my house with my Felt 4C bike still perched on the roof of my Subaru. It bent the front fork but as it turned out, the main frame of … Continue reading

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Fireball rally

In the never-ending battle to tame my gut at both the appetite and girth level, I’ve lately engaged in a test on the ingestion front. Thanks to my brother-in-law Paul, who likes what he likes and that’s that, I am … Continue reading

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Clockwise and counterclockwise

Originally posted on We Run and Ride:
? Photo of a running track taken while approaching Midway Airport southwest of Chicago. When you think about it, there’s no real reason the hands of a clock rotate ‘clockwise.’ The same result…

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Clockwise and counterclockwise

  When you think about it, there’s no real reason the hands of a clock rotate ‘clockwise.’ The same result could be achieved if the hands were to move in the other direction, known as ‘counterclockwise.’ But it’s tradition. So … Continue reading

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Not exactly razor sharp

I recall a workout during my peak competitive years in which the plan was to do a track session of 8 X 400M at a pace of 60-63 seconds each. I was sharpening for a track race in which my … Continue reading

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