Ten Years of Racing!: A Celebration, and a Lesson Learned

Last Saturday’s Holiday Hustle in Dexter – a fun and otherwise ordinary end-of-season 5K – was memorable for me. Ten years ago, the 2008 Holiday Hustle was my first-ever official race. That’s right! A dedicated non-runner until my mid-forties, I’d begun with just a few short runs here and there to supplement bike rides and …

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Fail at Hightail, and This Must Be Love

What one thing did I do last Friday night that caused these reactions? See if you can guess. Race director: "Oh, shit." Wife: "Do you want some company?" Daughter: "Oh, Daaaaad!!!" Daughter's fiancee: "Do you have any pictures?" ========================================== Give up? Here's a hint: For the next week or so, y'all can just call me …

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DXA2 and Me: Five Years and Still an Item!

Recently I celebrated a special anniversary. Five years ago I ran my first half marathon - the 2010 Dexter-Ann Arbor Run. I've run many more since then, on roads and trails, but that first one will always be memorable to me. Dark, heavy clouds were overhead that day and a storm had knocked a tree …

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