Tag Archives: health

Are you ready for some knee porn?

When the orthopedic surgeon showed me photos from my recent meniscus repair surgery, I was a little shocked. The images looked like something you might find on a porn site dedicated to prurient naughty part closeups. Every image was salacious … Continue reading

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Understanding Cold Comfort when you run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth Those of us who run and ride tend to spend quite a bit of money and effort trying to keep warm during cold weather. Fortunately, the evolution of cold weather running and cycling gear has led to … Continue reading

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Insane x insane=perfect for a Reality Show

By Christopher Cudworth So the sliver that tried to kill me may be gone, but its entry point into my system brought with it some funky microbe that remains unidentified and must be treated with utmost caution. The doctors only … Continue reading

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The harsh beauty of empiric data on running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth Cyclists and runners spend so much time covering the landscape in their endurance pursuits that it can be easy to bypass the empiric data generated by their travels. These days that empiric data landscape is easier than … Continue reading

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Screaming serenity

As it crept into the vernacular as an enticing notion of mind control, the idea of zen thought has been twisted and turned into just about anything a person wants to call it. The Urban Dictionary defines zen this way:¬†One … Continue reading

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The antithesis of fitness

By Christopher Cudworth Having spent all of my life exercising my brains and guts out, running so far and so long that my body almost evaporated several times in the heat, it can be hard at times to pause and … Continue reading

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Running and riding acquaintances never grow old

Friendships made through running and riding have a timeless quality. Though times and efforts may change and even the ability to run and ride at all may diminish with time, the common bond of shared time on the road, track … Continue reading

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The tarsnake of self indulgence can help or hinder our running and riding

Whether you run or ride as your principal form of exercise or add swimming to do triathlons, the time involved to engage in training and racing can be considerable. If truth be told, there is a streak of selfishness that … Continue reading

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Can we ever really run or ride in someone’s else’s shoes?

During an¬†Anniversary Event this past weekend at the Eckheart Gallery in Decorah, Iowa where I show my paintings, I grew tired from talking to people and retreated to the studio where my former teacher and now friend Douglas Eckheart does … Continue reading

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The philosophy of staying upright when you run and ride on ice

By Christopher Cudworth In case no one has told you before, the goal when you go out to run and ride is to stay vertical. On your feet. Perched on your bike. Most of us do a pretty good job … Continue reading

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