This is Fun? Damn Right!

A COUPLE OF MILES into last Sunday’s trail marathon, as I wound my way along the Potawatomi Trail, a low roar of excited babble came from across the lake to the right. The guy in front of me glanced in that direction. “Sounds like the five-milers over there,” he said, referring to the shorter race …

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Gearing Up – Ultras Ahead! And a Trashy Update

My first ultra of 2015 is just a week away, and it's time to start putting things in order for the big day. Actually, the big weekend, as I'll be doing the Running Fit Trail Marathon "No Wimps" challenge again - half marathon Saturday, 50K Sunday. No guarantees that I'll jump into the lake again after …

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Over Hill, Over Dale, As We Hit the Poto Trail

Last year, I was working the finish line food tables at the 2013 Trail Marathon Weekend when a runner walked up. Shuffled, really. He looked like crap - tired, stiff, pale, and haggard. I could have killed him with a sneeze. But he was wearing TWO medals. "What's that all about?" I asked, pointing to …

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More Than Living

Last Friday I was working the registration table for the Trail Marathon Weekend, and a runner came up to get his bib whose last name matched a friend of mine I'll call Alan. I hadn't seen him in several years, but I'd been receiving annual Christmas greetings which included his latest adventures. This runner was not Alan …

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