Treadmill Weather

Or Do You Say DreadMill?   Well, it’s that time of year again.  The time of year all of us who LOVE running outside DREAD.  Time to take our running inside and deal with the treadmill. Now, I know what you’re thinking…if ...

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10
Feb

Recently, I lost my running partner

    Sometimes It’s hard to let go…   Running is a great activity.  It is, of course, a sport so it checks one box for me in that it helps keep me in shape.  Something I didn’t even think about when I started, is ...

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11
Dec

Turkey Trot!?

    What am I thankful for this holiday season?   Sometimes things happen to you that turn out better for you than the original thing you had planned.  Does that make sense?  I didn’t think so.  I’ll have to ...

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30
Nov

The Joy of Race Day Registration

    No Plan?   As a seasoned athlete, you know the preparation, the planning, the worrying that goes into running a race. Logistics is a concern. How are you going to make it to the event? Will you be driving, flying? What’s ...

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19
Oct

Eating Vegan While not a Vegan

  Got Meat?   A few weeks ago, while driving through Lockport, IL, my wife asked if I would like to stop and get something to eat. I said sure! I’m always ready for a meal! The place we stopped at was The Vegan Cafe.   As we ...

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21
Sep

Litter Bug!

  Where do you put your garbage?   I know I’ve only been writing this for a short time, but I think it’s time I say it…I can’t stand litter bugs! You know the type…  You’re running behind them and ...

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1
Sep

American runners: slowing down

  What’s your time?   As seasoned athletes, we are always looking at our watches to see how we’re doing.  After all, when we compete, we are usually competing against ourselves.  AND as a seasoned athlete you’ve ...

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25
Aug

Right of Way?

    Traffic.   Specifically, automobile traffic.   We have all dealt with cars when we are out on the streets getting our miles in.  When I started running on my own, it was almost all street running.  I was actually ...

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16
Aug

Train with a Watch but Race Without

Run a race WITHOUT your watch?  Crazy, Right? I have been running for a while now.  One thing I have learned is that training and racing are two different animals.  They have to be treated differently.  When I am training for a race, I have ...

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23
Jul

Passing the Torch

Do you remember a time when you felt like you were becoming obsolete? This is it…the moment I stopped being the coach…mentor…, and became antiquated.  It was the end of a half marathon – the second one we ran together. ...

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21
Jul
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