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We’re all adrift in one way or another, until one day, we’re not

This morning we awoke to a layer of snow on the ground that was four inches deep. It was three-below-zero outside, so the snow was light and fluffy. “Low moisture content snow,” I heard the weatherman say. In it’s fluffiest … Continue reading

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The graphic truth of strength training

The past couple weeks at the gym I got a bit more serious about lifting. The effects on my running were immediate. There was more snap in my stride and less feeling that I was on unstable. I literally felt … Continue reading

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Trading places in the operating room and beyond

By Christopher Cudworth Last summer while riding with my significant gal friend we took a trail through a beautiful section of forest preserve about 10 miles from home. The trail follows a ridge of glacial kame through a woods with … Continue reading

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Ever been really lost on the run or ride? Or in life?

By Christopher Cudworth If you’re a runner or a cyclist, or even a swimmer who gets out into open water, you have likely experienced the awful feeling of getting lost. Out in the woods It doesn’t happen that often for … Continue reading

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Is riding or running at a “respectable pace” your worst enemy?

The first year I got my road bike was the best year of training and racing ever. And that’s not a good thing. Because in the 8 years since I bought a Felt 4C carbon fiber road bike, I’ve developed … Continue reading

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Revel in personal triumph while realizing you never do it all alone

Yesterday I took a day to say “Hooray!” that rehabilitation from the bike accident is going well. That is a personal triumph. But being honest with yourself about any personal triumph means you must place it in its proper context. … Continue reading

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Racing through time at a walker’s pace

By Christopher Cudworth Dr. Joe is the ER physician who referred me to the amazing collarbone surgeon at OAD Orthopedics, and Joe sent a text this past Sunday afternoon just before my wife and I were going out for a … Continue reading

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Riding head-on into the medicine zone with no control

When you crash your bike and injure yourself you pretty much give up control of your life. From the moment you hit the ground and hear that crunching sound in your shoulder when you try to get up, you know … Continue reading

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