Volunteering: Pride Goeth Before

Philosophical question for you all: If a guy falls off his bike in the woods, and there’s no one around to see it, does it still hurt? The answer in my case is, yes. I’ve been enjoying my new role this year as a volunteer Ambassador for the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT), which runs …

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Putting the Fun in February

All right, this isn't going to be easy. February is like November, only bleaker, colder, and without Thanksgiving. And it's peak training month for those with spring marathons, which includes yours truly. And yet, it's been a pretty good month so far. Bear with me. For the first time in a month, I didn't have …

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How Runners Have Fun

WARNING: This post contains material of an "adult" nature. If it offends your sensibilities in any way, then I've done my job. And thanks for reading. YOU NON-RUNNERS OUT THERE may wonder what runners do for fun. Well, the first answer of any runner would be, "running, of course."  But contrary to what you may …

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‘Tis Better to Do than to Receive

At the start of my Monday evening yoga class, we lie flat on our mats, lights dimmed, and our instructor tells us to "go to a favorite place." This is necessary preparation; we must relax and think happy thoughts while attempting to turn ourselves into pretzels. I take myself to hanging out at our campground …

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