Category Archives: Christopher Cudworth

Appreciating service and a gift to self

I know there were plenty of people out there who rode more miles than we did this weekend. The social media feed of any triathlete usually fills quite quickly with the efforts posted by others about their training and racing. … Continue reading

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Frogs on the highway

Last night a low-slung rainstorm raced across northern Illinois. It dropped the temperature slightly. But it raised the humidity tremendously. As I stepped out for a morning run, a small green frog bounded through the grass and hid under the … Continue reading

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With respect to civility in Kentucky

We’ve been riding the roads east of Louisville, Kentucky for a couple days now. This has been a treat in terms of terrain. The hills are both beautiful and challenging. But the stunning aspect of cycling the roads here is … Continue reading

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Let yourself be happy

“Maybe the hardest thing I’ve ever done…was to walk away from you…leaving behind the life that we’d begun, I split myself in two…”   ––Jackson Browne There are many ways to be unhappy. A lost love. An anxious mind. The list … Continue reading

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Annual brush with disaster

Every summer something comes along to make life more interesting on the bike, the run or in the pool. I even had a sense yesterday things were not quite right in the universe with me. There are days when the … Continue reading

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Living off the fat of the land

“And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye: lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you … Continue reading

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What to do when you feel discouraged.

By their nature, endurance sports are not easy. That’s because the algorithm is limitless. The fitter you get, the harder you go. So it never really feels like any of this gets easier. But it can look easier for others. … Continue reading

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Out and back and all points in between

We rode familiar roads this weekend. The exact same route back as out. One could call that boring or engaging. It’s all about the company. Five triathletes. Two on road bikes. At one point during the return trip, a rider in … Continue reading

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The eyes have it

I lost a contact lens last week. That sent me to the eye doctor for an exam, because it’s been three years (I guess…) since the last prescription. That doesn’t mean I have not been to an eye doctor since. … Continue reading

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I try to be nice

Last night it was cold enough to deter me from an outdoor run. So I bundled up the Tyr bag and headed down to the Vaughn Center with the idea to run a series of 400s on the track. So … Continue reading

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