Ten Years of Distance Running: A Brief Reflection

I was at a recycling station earlier this week, dropping off stuff from working Zero Waste at the Ann Arbor Marathon. A woman there noticed the stickers on my Jeep’s hatch and beckoned to me. “Excuse me,” she said. “Did you really run a hundred miles?” I confirmed I had – several, in fact – …

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Spring 2018 Races: A Season of Firsts

I’M DEEP IN IT NOW. In my first post of 2018 I hinted about my planned races for the year. Since then I’ve discussed options with my coach, made my selections, and signed up. I’m committed for the next several months! (Many of you think I should have been committed years ago, but here we …

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Running On: Lessons from My Ultra DNF

Runners are funny people. They encourage the efforts of others, and when someone crashes and burns, they always know the right thing to say. Except when it comes to their own performance - then that stuff goes right out the window. So it came as no surprise to me that everyone - 100% - of …

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