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The world on steroids

I’m going to tell you two quick stories and then explain why they’re pertinent at this precise moment in time. During college cross country in a season where we’d go on to place second in the NCAA cross country championships, … Continue reading

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Is there anybody out there?

I guess I’m Old School in more ways than one. Not only do I train with relatively little hydration, preferring to stop for sips rather than haul water around with me, I also avoid wearing earbuds while out running or … Continue reading

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Do I Need a Sugar Detox?

Originally posted on Life…Take 2:
I have been finding myself increasingly craving sugar throughout my days as of late. This is more than a little odd for me because I am┬áDEFINITELY┬áTeam Salt. I have, for as long as I can…

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Life as a semi-sponsored runner

I was never a national class runner. My best times at 5000 meters were about a minute behind those competing at the top levels of Division 1 track and field. My best place at cross country nationals as a senior … Continue reading

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The fine art of leaving old friends behind

As a kid growing up in Pennsylvania from the age of five through twelve, I had the best friend ever. We did everything together. Ran around and played everyday. Learned about girls as we grew older, and joined the same … Continue reading

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Self-medicating is not the way to go

There are plenty of habits than can turn into addictions. For example, food is meant to be a form of sustenance, but in many ways it is also a source of comfort. That’s why it is possible to fall into … Continue reading

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There’s a place on the hill for you too

This morning I drove out to a trail through a forest preserve not to go for a run, but to climb a hill next to the trail and take in the morning sunshine. I’ve run and cycled past this hill … Continue reading

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Things used to be quieter around here

Driving back from taking our pup to doggy day care, the streets were much quieter than usual. Having lived in the area called the Tri-Cities in Illinois for more than forty years, it isn’t hard to recall a time when … Continue reading

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Another Rain Man moment in life

Raining interest The worms were everywhere on my run this morning. Last night’s rain brought them out of the ground onto the roads and sidewalks. It doesn’t bother me to step on a worm, but I don’t do it on … Continue reading

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You’ve heard of TED Talks. Here’s your first FRED talk.

I’ve been seriously riding and racing bicycles since 2007. That when I bought the carbon fiber Felt 4C road bike. I showed up to the group ride that first day wearing a bike helmet with the visor still attached. My … Continue reading

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