Category Archives: triathlete

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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Ahead of the times

  The apartment my best buddy and I shared (way back when) on 1764 N. Clark Street had a view overlooking the south end of Lincoln Park in Chicago. Three seasons of the year it was the best place in … Continue reading

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We’re all adrift in one way or another, until one day, we’re not

This morning we awoke to a layer of snow on the ground that was four inches deep. It was three-below-zero outside, so the snow was light and fluffy. “Low moisture content snow,” I heard the weatherman say. In it’s fluffiest … Continue reading

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Sock drawer politics

This weekend a band of twenty-something children moved out from our house into their own apartment 15 miles away. The move was a delightful mix of chaos and organization. I’ve packed moving vans so many times over the years the … Continue reading

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Have you any dreams you’d like to share?

Like so many people, there are periods when the dreams I have at night are so vivid they almost make my head spin when I wake up in the morning. Some of the dreams are clear and direct. You can … Continue reading

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You know you’re married to a triathlete when…

You know you’re married to a triathlete when… The alarm goes off at 5:00 and you realize your partner has already been up training for half an hour… The laundry basket is a colorful yet highly fragrant core sample of … Continue reading

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If I could hold you tonight, I might never let go

We celebrated New Year’s Eve with an amazing 11-course treat of a dinner at a restaurant called Gaetano’s in Batavia, Illinois. The Italian fare¬†was strikingly flavorful and fine. Then we hopped over to the house of a friend where our … Continue reading

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Jubilation all around us

Sue and I trained at the Vaughn Center this morning. Her workout was rotating set of 2 X 200s and 1 X 400 times three circuits with 30 seconds rest. she rocked it. After the initial 200s, the first 400 … Continue reading

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We all need something to build upon

Yesterday was a strength day at the gym. I can feel when I have not been there enough. Things get loose at the joints and my hips ache from weak connections. It is amazing how much better I feel running … Continue reading

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Fighting fires with unarmed truth

This morning a short headline appeared in my feed describing the fact that a firefighter had been killed battling forest fires in California. Perhaps you’ve seen video of that entire hillside in California pulsing with flames. Someone filmed it while … Continue reading

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