Not for Granted

This afternoon I went for my first run since the Grandmaster 100K just over two weeks ago. In over ten years of distance running I don’t think I’ve ever gone that long between runs. Evan after the Veterans Memorial 150-miler in 2018, I was back running with the club just over a week later. This …

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God Bless Less Stress

So this year’s Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone. It was quiet in our house. For the first time ever, I think, it was just my wife and me having dinner together. And you know, it wasn’t all bad. As fun as the big family holiday dinners are, they can include a lot of stress. …

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Being Gratefully Miserable

I sat in the passenger seat of someone’s car, depressed and feeling very sorry for myself. A few minutes before, I had reluctantly handed over my timing chip and withdrawn from the 2015 Glacier Ridge 50-miler. Only ten miles remained but I was dehydrated and lightheaded. The aid station captain and medics had agreed it …

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Learning a &@$#%! Lesson

Dr. Wayne Dyer believed that everyone he met had something to teach him. All he had to do was open himself to the possibility that in every encounter with other people, be they family, friends, or complete strangers, there was an opportunity to learn. I find this remarkable coming from one of the most influential …

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