Does This Phone Make Me Look Fat?

I WAS TEASED YET AGAIN recently about when I'm going to get a smartphone. And yet again I supplied one of my stock reasons (*) for continuing to use my Stone-Age flip phone. I don't deny smartphones are useful. On a recent trip to Colorado, my wife and daughter used their phones to navigate to …

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Recovery Rewards, and the Spartan Penalty

"Jeff, you look five years younger," Skip said to me as I walked onto the mat at Body Specs. "Your vacation must have agreed with you." It was my first day back from up north, and while I'd done some running and cycling, I'd also made myself get plenty of rest. Sleep does sometimes get shortchanged …

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Those Four Little Words

Being a man can be tough. Now this is not some chauvinist rant about how women under-appreciate all that men do, or get mad when we don't share our innermost feelings, or fail to understand our need for fire, football, and grilling dead animals. While all that may be true, this is more a case …

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It Changed My Life! Or Did It?

On a recent Saturday run I caught up to someone I hadn't met before, and to pass the time I struck  up a conversation. Turned out she'd run the Western States 100 just two weeks prior. "I messed up my leg less than two miles into the race," she told me, "and it bothered me the …

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