Category Archives: training

Shedding the shoe condoms

Earlier this week I got up to run and realized that my full-length orthotics were still in a pair of shoes perched in the back of the car my wife drove to early morning swimming. I thought about that for … Continue reading

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When things are looking up, don’t look down

I once had a boss who told me, “I like you a lot more when you’re smiling.” Now, the circumstances surrounding my resting dour face were not exactly common. So let’s set the stage. I’d just started a job as … Continue reading

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The glory and humility of choosing new running shoes

I like to spread my business around to local running stores. But my longest relationship is with Dick Pond Athletics, whose founder I first met in the late 1970s when he was selling running and wrestling shoes out of his … Continue reading

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Run and ride doodles keep me sane

Sometimes meetings drag on. That’s when I let the pen do the side thinking for me. The result is plenty of run and ride doodles. These were all pinned to a cork board in my office but I got to … Continue reading

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Coffee clutching

A true confession: I don’t drink coffee. Never have. Never will. Don’t like the taste. Didn’t like it forty years ago in college. Still don’t like it today. Yet last week while driving home from a gym workout, I picked … Continue reading

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Weak-ass logic from the supposed strongman at the gym

For some people, the gym is a social atmosphere. They make friends, share the workouts and joke around between sets. At our local gym, a park district facility that serves a major city in Illinois, there are all kinds of … Continue reading

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There are some real asses out there

I’ve never really been an ass man, per see. But in this day and age, there are so many more asses on display thanks to changes in the fashion spectrum, it’s getting difficult not to be an ass man of … Continue reading

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High on grass(es)

To all of you: I thank you for reading. Poured my heart into this one. Hope you enjoy.  Last night after work I returned home with an hour or two to use before an evening meeting. With a set of … Continue reading

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Why you can’t stop learning about yourself even if you try

In the early goings of a hike in the North Carolina mountains, I looked down to find a mushroom sprouting from a root right in the middle of the path. I bent down to behold the shining surface of its … Continue reading

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Red light, green light

When my children were little and there was nothing to do in the house, we’d sometimes play a game called Red Light, Green Light. It was a simple game but one that also required concentration and reaction. One person would … Continue reading

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