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50 Years of Running: Rough surfaces and deep dives

The winter of 1977 was, like so many winters in the late 1970s and early 80s, as cold as hell and frozen over. We trained through the cold by running on snow-packed roads. We’d often leave in the near-dark and … Continue reading

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This is what heaven feels like

This morning was heavenly here in Illinois. It was warm and humid with the smell of phlox and honeysuckle in the air. I ran the first downhill mile of a trail that I’ve been training on since 1981 when the … Continue reading

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The Real Secret

A few years back I read that cryptic little book called The Secret. It supposedly unlocked powers or energies from the universe based on intentional thinking. But this morning while headed out for a run through a fog-shrouded world, it … Continue reading

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A run-in with some snowmen

Some of us have weird relationships in this world. Like being friends with snowmen. And snowgals. And all points in between. I even imagined a world where snowmen can run in races of their own. Scroll down when you get … Continue reading

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