Category Archives: Christopher Cudworth

The anatomy of a grandiose fail

Following an epic countryside ride in which I joined up with much younger cyclists to whip across the Illinois landscape, I was feeling frisky and proud. I got back home and wanted to take a photo for Instagram with my … Continue reading

Posted in bike accidents, bike crash, Christopher Cudworth, cycling the midwest | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Scandal on the Great Western Trail

I did the unthinkable today. I wore shorts that exposed the white skin on my upper thighs. It didn’t used to work this way. As a young runner, back when running short fashions were high, my legs were tan from … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, cross country, running | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No basket of regrets. Just buckets of fun.

The summer before my senior year in high school, I worked as a coach for the St. Charles Track Club, an organization originally managed by my coach cross country and track coach Trent Richards. When he stepped down a dedicated … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, competition, cross country, running | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Country roads are calling you

Country roads beckon In the era of Covid-19, there aren’t as many group rides happening. But even if there were, one of my favorite things to do in early summer is to go for twilight rides on the country roads … Continue reading

Posted in bike accidents, bike crash, Christopher Cudworth, climbing, cycling, cycling the midwest, doing pulls in cycling, it never gets easier you just go faster, training, tri-bikes, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A true-to-life tale about legs and other parts

I’ve always tried to be honest about everything written on this blog. Admittedly, a fair share of it is legitimately a form of therapy. My way of processing reality and dealing with challenges. And of course, pondering the aging process. … Continue reading

Posted in aging, aging is not for the weak of heart, Christopher Cudworth, Depression, healthy aging, healthy senior, mental health, triathlete, triathlon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blasts from the past

Perhaps you’ve experienced a few encounters online the past year or so in which people openly defy practical truth in favor of their closely embraced ideology. Much of the world, it seems, is quite busy manufacturing their own version of … Continue reading

Posted in 10K, Christopher Cudworth, competition, death, Depression, evangelical Christianity, running | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

There’s always someone faster than you, and often it’s a woman

Yesterday afternoon was hot. Ninety-plus degrees hot. But my planned run on the Great Western Trail promised shade for much of the way. So I parked the car and wandered over to the trailhead and stretched a bit. A mother … Continue reading

Posted in 5K, aging, Christopher Cudworth, college, competition, cross country, healthy aging, running | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Iris it could be like this all year outside

I get why people move to moderate climates. It’s easy to get sick of cold weather. That’s especially true when you like to spend time outdoors. These last weeks of May and early weeks of June are special here in … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, healthy aging, healthy senior, running, swimming, triathlete, triathlon, triathlons | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Are each of us irrelevant on a global stage? Not at all.

This weekend while perusing Facebook I commented on an MSN story and the observation drew more than 270 replies, including one that stated, “Christopher Cudworth you are irrelevant on the world political stage.” On the surface, that made me chuckle … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, evangelical Christianity, internet trolls, mental health, mental illness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How much do you value your college experience?

I’m leading off today’s original thoughts on running, riding and swimming by asking readers to consider a question: How much do you value your college experience? And then I’ll follow up with a confession. Perhaps I’m one of those people … Continue reading

Posted in aging, Christopher Cudworth, college, competition, cross country, healthy aging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments