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The devolution of the Clif Bar (and other things we eat)

Obviously I use the term “devolution” loosely in today’s blog title. Technically the word has political roots. As in: “the transfer or delegation of power to a lower level, especially by central government to local or regional administration.” Well, the … Continue reading

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We must cultivate our garden

This spring in making preparations for expansion of our butterfly garden, I dug into the soil of our back yard and created a berm that follows the course of the raised bed flower garden. As I stood last night studying … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why You Should Go Out and Buy New Running Shoes

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10 Stone Cold Good Reasons to go Outside and Run Today.

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Why entering a race sometimes just doesn’t register

The Horribly Hilly is an immensely popular ride in southern Wisconsin. Event demand is so strong organizers hold a lottery each year to determine who gets in. A few years back it cost $10 just to enter this lottery. Back … Continue reading

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YOU’VE AGED. NO KIDDING.

This past weekend was hectic. Saturday morning saw an hour run on the river trail in Naperville.┬áThanks to all the weight work the last two weeks the left knee injury I sustained by hurdling an orange cone during a race … Continue reading

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Never too early. Never too late. To get fit or race.

The North Central College All-Comers meets are an annual tradition in May. The meets offer an opportunity for many runners to get in one more race using their hard-won fitness before summer rolls around. The meets are also important opportunities … Continue reading

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The important difference between “get through it” and “let’s do it”

So do yourself a favor. Before your workout do a review of your daily status in terms of relationships, work obligations and creative endeavors. If you feel conflicted or over-obligated in any of these categories, you’re likely going to feel pulled apart and wind up just “getting through” your workout rather than being fully engaged. Continue reading

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The Run of His Life (A Short Story)

His reaction was swift then. He pulled out his running gear from the drawers and closet. He tossed on two pair of gloves and the balaclava used for really cold conditions. Laced up his shoes and lurched out the door into the cold night air. Perhaps he could run it off. Continue reading

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Why endurance athletes should be the greatest salespeople in the world.

It’s one of the tarsnakes of existence that we must learn from our pain. It teaches us by correcting our wrongs. But it also teaches us that by working through the pain we can achieve great things. Continue reading

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