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Even flat turtles have their day in the sun

This morning I ran what might possibly be the slowest three miles I’ve done in a long time. Along the way, I chanced to look down and see a flattened turtle on the gravel shoulder of the road. It bugs … Continue reading

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Frog legs

Last night the spring temperatures moderated here in Illinois. The air was calm and the collective voice of chorus frogs singing in the wetland behind our house could be heard inside even with the windows closed. So we grabbed our … Continue reading

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The irony of a stress test

Perhaps you’ve had a stress test done to check the condition and performance of your heart. I’m having one this morning. Precautionary, mind you. Given a family history of heart issues, it is important to keep track of how everything … Continue reading

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Understanding 1 Corinthians 9:24 and what it means to “run the race and win the prize”

There have been many blessings in my life. Yet I’ve also had a share of being down on my knees praying to God for answers. And I can tell you in earnest: all those prayers have been answered in one … Continue reading

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Why your training (and thinking) must evolve

The notion of fitness is a key element of the theory of evolution. In nature, being fit for life means having the ability to survive. There are trillions of examples of this principle in operation every day. Evolution through time has … Continue reading

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The Ebola virus is about to run rampant

By Christopher Cudworth I have this friend that gets sick fairly often. When he gets sick, he gets very sick. Coughing, hacking, spitting blood even. For years he has jokingly called these episodes for what they are. “I have Ebola,” … Continue reading

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Attack of the wetsuit strippers and other triathlon chaos

By Christopher Cudworth Ever since I started associating with this triathlon crowd, I’ve had a sense that there is something more to the sport than meets the eye. Thanks to intensive research at the recent Racine 70.3 Half Ironman Triathlon, … Continue reading

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Why the Boston Marathon is a vital symbol for social order

By Christopher Cudworth While doing some digging in the back yard to move some sidewalk pavers I tipped up a 2’ X 2’ stone and found a colony of orange ants scurrying around. Technically they were probably a species of red … Continue reading

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We Run and Ride for sex and a few other things.

By Christopher Cudworth Wake up people, because we’re about to deal with the topic of why you really run and ride. Which is sex. Getting it. Giving it. Round and round we go. We run and ride to get fit, … Continue reading

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Proof that you are part of an amazing, wonderful creation is under your wheels, and your feet, and in the water in which you swim

By Christopher Cudworth As motorists, we tend to think of potholes as really bad things. They threaten our tires. Jolt our suspensions. Kick off hubcaps and throw water up on our windshields. But actually, potholes are a keen reflection of … Continue reading

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