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I keep smiling. It’s the only way to live.

At the age of five years old, I was in the backyard of another kid that would become my best friend through the age of twelve. Our mothers were in the front yard talking about how we might get along … Continue reading

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Living with unfinished business

After ten years of coaching soccer with my two children, I was invited to join a men’s team playing indoor at several arenas. The first few games were an absolute shock, as my body was not accustomed to the full-out … Continue reading

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“Doesn’t running hurt your knees?”

In a lifetime of running the question most often asked by people who don’t run is “Doesn’t running hurt your knees? Typically they’ll follow up with a story about how trying to run hurt their knees. The logic seems to … Continue reading

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As to injury and healing, it often comes down to “What fur?”

Two weeks ago I was mowed down by a 100-lb yellow lab at the dog park. The large pup nailed the outside of my left knee, possibly the worst place I could have been struck. That knee went through an … Continue reading

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All you kneed is strength

It happened again this weekend. After months of running without my knee acting weird, the “knob” came back. It happens when I hit a section of downhill ground at the wrong angle. The knee buckles a little and a knob … Continue reading

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Thinking on your bare feet

Of course we know there is a whole movement toward barefoot running, about which some of us are completely convinced and others, completely equivocal. One has reason to ruminate on such subjects while walking barefoot with the dog on on … Continue reading

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