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Assessing the damage

In a long and athletic life so far, I’ve had my share of injuries and done some interesting damage to my body. The most recent is a dodgy knee that requires serious medical attention. That’s an injury I’ve been hoping … Continue reading

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Doctor, doctor, gimme the news…

I admit it. For the most part I’ve always liked going to the doctor. You step on that scale and find out how much you weigh. The nurse takes your blood pressure like some fifth-grade prank where they make your … Continue reading

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Problems are almost always underfoot

I met a friend at a local Starbucks yesterday. He told me his running was completely curtailed due to a knee injury. This is a guy that already has completed an Ironman. I’ve cycled with him and he’s got an engine … Continue reading

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Loss is what we’re ultimately founded upon

Tomorrow night I’ll be speaking at our church on the topic of loss. The foundation of the talk will come from the book I’ve written titled The Right Kind of Pride. The book addresses dealing with loss in a positive … Continue reading

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With respect to age

If you’re seventeen and sick of your parents ragging on you about homework and staying out too late, it’s not likely you’ll spend much time worrying about what it will be like when you’re older. Especially much, much older. We … Continue reading

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It’s Sunday and time to give a little thanks for being able to run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth Yesterday afternoon I arrived home to a quiet house because my dog was on a visit to the neighbor across the street. She watches him on occasion because she does not like to think of him being … Continue reading

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How running and riding help you adapt to changes in life

By Christopher Cudworth It is so easy to fall into routines in life that we resist change when it inevitably comes along. People get comfortable and they want everything to stay the same. It happens all the time, and in … Continue reading

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Thinking on your bare feet

Of course we know there is a whole movement toward barefoot running, about which some of us are completely convinced and others, completely equivocal. One has reason to ruminate on such subjects while walking barefoot with the dog on on … 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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