Thinking on Our Feet

One recent Wednesday morning I wrapped up a hot, long early run feeling like indulging myself. I walked to the nearby coffee shop and gazed with longing upon the chocolate pistachio croissant on display there. But there was a problem. “Sorry,” the manager said. “Our system is down.” She spent the next few minutes trying …

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Plan for 2018: Keep Moving, Keep Improving

It’s 2018, and as usual, I have no New Year’s resolutions. More accurately, I’m not changing anything I’m doing just because it’s a new year. Yet while I’m not a fan of artificial “resolutions,” I am a strong believer in continually improving myself and the world around me. I try to live in that spirit …

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A V.I.P. What? You’re Sh**ting Me

IT ALL STARTED WHEN I broke one of my cardinal rules on race day. And now just look where it's taken me. I suppose I should be honored to receive a V.I.P. of anything. But this? Well, read on and judge for yourself. The Scrumpy Skeddadle is the final event of the Thirsty Three, a …

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Green Swamp, Red Can, Black Goodness

I'm in not-so-sunny Florida today, resting up for my first ultra of the year - Saturday's Dances with Dirt Green Swamp 50K in Dade City. This morning I was out at Withlacoochee Park to help set up. I love volunteering at Running Fit races; the events crew is laid back and the pace is unhurried, …

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