Tag Archives: acceptance

Sweet Season: Bringing it all home

Volume one •  Volume two •  Volume three • Volume Four • Volume five  Volume six   Volume seven Going into the last meet of the 1978 season, we felt as if we were still capable of doing big things at nationals. Our highest team … Continue reading

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The zen of running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it?”   The teacher’s reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, … Continue reading

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If your fitness isn’t everything you want it to be, so be it.

It used to matter so much what other people thought of my fitness. Friends were competitors. Strangers had to be convinced I was somehow better than them for being in great running shape. Later it even mattered how fast I … Continue reading

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Running and riding through grief, both real and imagined

Mental health experts and grief counselors have long advised that grief is an emotional phenomenon with several stages. The classic and operative model is one proposed by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross that states there are 5 stages of grief.  Denial: Helps us … Continue reading

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