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A Drop in the bucket

A Drop in the bucket

The year was 2007 and I was 29. I know you’re waiting for some epic statement to follow like “It was also the year that my life changed for good.”  Or “I’ll never forget what happened to me in that pivotal moment.” Sorry.  I don’t have that kind of story for you today.  2007 was simply the year that the movie The Bucket List was released. I still haven’t seen the movie. If it’s worth watching, let … Read entire article »

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Calling all Running Stories!

Yowza!  What a crazy summer I’m having!  It’s been almost a year that I’ve been writing for Digital Running, and through it all I’ve gained a modest following of readers who’ve been with me through marathons, half marathons, PR’s, family victories and footwear woes. This summer there’s no slowing down… thanks to the fantastic training plans Coach Brian has developed for me, I’m looking at a potential breakthrough in my half marathon time (Can I really hit 1:45? Can I? Stay tuned!). I’m heading out for my first 50k (how many ultra-marathoners do you know? Well, hopefully you can soon add another one to that list!). I’m taking a page from my Coach’s book, and I’m training my son to run his first half marathon! And, believe it or not, there is … Read entire article »

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A reason for running

A reason for running

Last night I went for a late night run with my son. It makes me smile to say that.  In all the years I’ve been running I never thought I’d be able to say that. To look at my son, you’d think there’s no reason why he wouldn’t be able to go running with me. Justin is a slender, fit, active 13 year old. He runs up and down the stairs and through the hallways of our … Read entire article »

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Born this way

Born this way

This year the running community lost a legend: Micah True, otherwise known as Caballo Blanco. I never met him, nor did many of us, but if you’ve read Christopher McDougall’s Born To Run then you know who he is. If you haven’t read it, pick up a copy. It’s good.  Better than my column even. Through McDougall, Caballo taught me how to run the way I was meant to, and how to love it. As a community, … Read entire article »

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What your running shoes wish you knew

What your running shoes wish you knew

I love to write about funny, quirky, odd or interesting things that happen to me when I’m running or racing. It combines two of my favorite hobbies: running and writing. Sometimes, however, it’s necessary to bring the dreaded nine-to-five into the mix. Not that I mind… there aren’t many careers in the running industry available to runners (such as myself) who aren’t fast enough to get paid to run professionally. So we make do with … Read entire article »

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Winter 2010: I’m not a runner. I hate running. I love working out, and I love cardio exercise, but I hate running. Running is boring and time consuming and painful. No one in their right mind would make a conscious decision to go outside in this kind of weather and run on purpose. I see people run and I don’t get it. Roads are for driving… these people need to get off the road so … Read entire article »

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These Legs were Made for Running

These Legs were Made for Running

On a recent flight to Los Angeles, I got into a conversation with my seatmate.  We talked about our dislike of long flights and bad movies.  Finally, she glanced down at my legs.  “Ah, you must be a runner,” she said. I followed her gaze down to my legs and cutoff shorts, and pride swelled in my chest.  A runner.  And she could tell just from by the way my legs looked.  It was the ultimate … Read entire article »

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