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50 Years of Running: Competition’s Son, Part 4

The hardest part in raising any child is achieving a balance between providing challenges that help them grow and providing the encouragement necessary to keep them trying. The positive effects of challenging a child come down to the manner in … Continue reading

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50 years of running: winter track transitions

Following a freshman basketball season in which the team’s emphasis on court fitness tailed off toward the end, I took a weekend off before turning out for track that following Monday. Their was a ritual in receiving cotton sweats and … Continue reading

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50 years of running: An introduction to pain

This is the first in a series of articles chronicling fifty years of running since I went out for cross country as a freshman in high school. Some point in the middle of August 1971, my father drove me from … Continue reading

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Step on the gas and wipe that tear away

The famous closing suite of songs on The Beatles album Abbey Road offers a ton of quotable lyrics. As spring leans toward summer here in Illinois, I’ve been thinking about a few of the transitions I’ve endured over the years. … Continue reading

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Commuting through time

I first accepted a job in the City of Chicago when I was twenty-one years old. I’d already worked a year as an admissions counselor traveling all over the state of Illinois, and that was rough. So when a man … Continue reading

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We’re all Amish when it comes to sharing the roads

By Christopher Cudworth I spent 8 years of childhood where the Amish lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish children attended the elementary schools and Amish buggies traveled the roads. A Reuters story in the Chicago Tribune (12/08/2013) documents the fact … Continue reading

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