Tag Archives: tarsnake

Still a jogger and a Fred in the pool

To whit, terminology can be harsh. Calling someone a “jogger” when they consider themselves a runner is a cold, hard, reality check. In this day and age, you hardly hear the term jogger at all. It’s considered impolite. No matter … Continue reading

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A singular New Year’s resolution

Winter wonderland Last January the snow was thick and wet during the first week of the year. Yet in a fit of cabin fever and thanks to some serious Manhattans on a Friday night, my companion Sue and I were … Continue reading

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The long running take on tarsnakes

Walking up to the door of the Starbucks in a neighboring town, I looked down to see a clearly marked footprint on the street. You don’t often see footprints made from tar on many streets. That’s a pretty remarkable fact … Continue reading

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Making sense of things down the road

By Christopher Cudworth Roads are very symbolic objects. We use terms such as “somewhere down the road” and “on the road to success” because roads take us places we want to go. We tend to take our roads so much … Continue reading

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Bicycling Magazine and the hard road of naiveté

By Christopher Cudworth The City of Chicago is a beautiful place to live and train in the summer months. I lived with a running friend and best buddy at 1764 N. Clark, right in the heart of Old Town facing … Continue reading

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It’s Oscars time. Here are the Academy Awards for the best running and riding movies never made

By Christopher Cudworth A few years back, I organized and hosted a giant Academy Awards party at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. More than 900 people attended. Catering was provided by Panera Bread. People were excited to be … Continue reading

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Pills

By Christopher Cudworth We run and ride to get healthy. But sometimes that’s not enough. We get sick. We go to the doctor. Or the pharmacy. Then we take pills. They heal us sometimes. Cure a fever. Stop a cold. … Continue reading

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To Answer the Growl or not, that is the question

By Christopher Cudworth Three miles into a nine-mile Saturday morning run, my companion announced it was time for a bathroom break. Fortunately she knew there was a Mobil station along the trail. We’ve had a number of such lucky strokes … Continue reading

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What gets you up and training at 6:00 a.m. or earlier?

By Christopher Cudworth  I feel fortunate to have always been an early riser. Between my penchant for studying birds, which is best done in the early hours of day, and my love of running and riding, getting up before 6:00 … Continue reading

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Paying attention to the Three A’s of Safety while running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth I recently got slammed by Friends on Facebook for posting a short video of a run along a freeway bustling with traffic. The morning was cold and wet with remnants of snow melt whooshing under the tires … Continue reading

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