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50 Years of Running: Eighth-grade realities

Despite my love of laughter and being considered funny if I could make that happen, my anxious nature also meant grappling with a conflicted mind. I loved making friends but worried about what they thought of me. I worked hard … Continue reading

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On the day your father dies

Three years ago today I visited my father in the hospital for the last time. He’d lived with the effects of a profound stroke for more than 15 years. My mother died in 2005 and that left me in charge … Continue reading

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Thought bubbles from the pool edge

The perfect lane I think I’ve found the perfect window for getting a lane at the Vaughn Center pool. It pays to get there after the Early Morning Diehards leave and just before the Slow Paddlers arrive. That means arriving … Continue reading

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Mortal fears and changing gears

One of the problems never solved on my former road bike, the Felt 4C, was a difficulty in getting the chain to move from the small ring to the big ring. The derailleur was Dura-Ace and the setup was quality … Continue reading

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Metaphysical observations over a beer in July

By Christopher Cudworth While waiting for a birthday party to begin at an eatery in downtown Naperville, Illinois, I ordered a beer at the outdoor bar. My vantage point was pleasant, sitting at the corner of a marble-topped bar with … 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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