The Write Stuff

IT'S TIME TO MAKE one of those "put up or shut up" moves. And 'tis the season to do so, after all. I began this 2011 with the goal of sharing my journey to my first marathon and from there to my “year of being 50” celebrations, including a 600-mile bike trip and my first …

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When the Runner is Ready

IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE FATIGUE. I’d just finished the Potawatomi 50 and was seated at one of the base camp picnic tables, removing my soaking, mud-caked shoes and examining my feet. To my surprise I had no blisters, just a raw spot on one toe. Pretty amazing given what they’d been through. Next to …

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This is Not About Pickles

I HAVE THESE URGES, YOU SEE. They started years ago when I began regular fitness training, and especially once I started running races. They are what get me out of bed and onto the road on a winter morning, into the gym on a hot afternoon, or on the bike for a “quick 25 miles” …

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