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You probably didn’t know you’re an expert in crisis management

Learning to deal with inevitable mistakes or events that throw off your planning is a critical aspect of being an endurance athlete. The challenges just keep coming. Sideaches. Tight hamstrings. Lungs full of water. You either learn to deal with small crises or you wind up DNF. Continue reading

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Navigating the tarsnakes of conservatism

There’s a debate going on in America right now about the right path to prosperity and healthy government. As you’ve noticed, I consistently snark on the current (an oxymoron I know) breed of conservatives through this blog. Some of my … Continue reading

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The Three Bitches and Twenty Bastards meet at the Horribly Hilly 100

“Isn’t this pretty?” I asked my companion Sue at the 30-mile point of the Horribly Hilly 100 ride. “It’s a valley,” she responded. “So it’s not that pretty. It means we have to go back up again.” And that, my … Continue reading

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Bloodroot and other ephemeral things

One of the difficult decisions those of us who love both nature and exercise must make each spring day is whether to use the early morning hours to wander in the woods and fields or to run and ride and get … 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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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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Getting stoned is not what it used to be

None of us gets through life unscathed by health issues or other calamities. Having had my own share of bump-ups the past few years; broken collar bone, infected finger, dim-witted bike crash with stitches in my chin and a bruised … Continue reading

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You really can judge a book by its cover, also known as keep your eyes on the trail or you’ll crash

By Christopher Cudworth Having not hidden much of my life while writing this blog, which now totals more than 500 entries, this is probably not the time to start hiding things now. So I will immediately confess that I did … Continue reading

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The tarsnake of being thankful for things that didn’t happen

Thanksgiving is about saying thanks for everything you have in life. Food. Family. Love. Relationships. Your road bike. A favorite pair of shoes. See, if you run and ride, your perspective gets a little skewed toward your favorite activities. Nothing wrong … Continue reading

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Should you be afraid of tarsnakes? Oh, yes. And here’s why…

By Christopher Cudworth Seriously. We tried to warn you. When this blog began in August we introduced you to the danger of tarsnakes, both the literal and allegorical form, that are waiting on the open road to take you down … Continue reading

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