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Recently, I lost my running partner

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 now a crucial advantage.  I sometimes enjoyed bringing my dog,…

Turkey Trot!?

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 explain…   I was all ready to run my usual Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot.  This…

The Joy of Race Day Registration

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 the best route? Proper clothes for the weather, and on and on…

Eating Vegan While not a Vegan

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 walked in, I said to her “hey,…

Litter Bug!

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 they seem to be acting like they’re in an Olympic time trial. Throwing their water…

American runners: slowing down

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 probably noticed that things are slowing down a bit.  Well, according to a recent article published in the Chicago…

Right of Way?

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 running with the flow of traffic then.  A lot has changed over the years.  One of…

Train with a Watch but Race Without

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 to tell my body what to do.  I have a certain time that I am attempting…

Passing the Torch

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.  John was only 14yrs old but showing promise as a long distance runner.  Until this…

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