My Ultrarunning Secret, and Other Pithy Wisdom from the VM150

I slouched in a comfy chair at this year’s Veterans Memorial 150, sipping a Coke and chatting with some Victory Gym staff. One of them heard I’d run the race last year. “150 miles,” he said. “What’s your secret?” I thought for a moment. These were highly trained veterans who’d seen active service and more …

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Super-worthy Causes, and Super Offers For My Readers

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ME - I'M FEELING GENEROUS! One of the great things about running is its power to bring lots of people together for a good cause. Running events routinely donate at least part of their proceeds to one or more charities. Not only is money raised for people in need, the participants engage …

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Not So Selfish? And a Perspective on Gratitude

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm sure all my running friends put the gear on and went out for a few miles before dinner to get in some healthy exercise and free up some calories for that second piece of pie. I was in downtown Ann Arbor Thursday morning for the Turkey Trot, …

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