Monthly Archives: January 2013

Janathon Day 31: Final run of the month

Final run of the month sounds so, well, final. I have no intention of not running again. I ran Thursday afternoon in 24-degree F weather. With the wind chill, it’s probably a lot colder. I ran 3 miles. I took … Continue reading

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Janathon Days 28, 29 and 30: More springlike days

As January winds down, and the Janathon challenge, spring has returned to northern Indiana, if temporarily. After sleet and freezing rain fell Sunday night, Monday brought a warmup that melted the snow, the ice and anything else that freezes. I … Continue reading

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Janathon Day 27: Freedom Riders

I’ll admit right up front, I know little about the Freedom Riders and their quest to desegregate the American South and put an end to Jim Crow law. I was a child when Martin Luther King Jr. was leading peaceful … Continue reading

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Janathon Day 26: Mom’s birthday or biking on snow and ice

Saturday was my mom’s birthday. Four of my sisters, my oldest niece, her husband, my wife, son and I took Mom out for lunch. We went to a Mexican restaurant. I ate veggie fajitas. They were good. Saturday also marked … Continue reading

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Janathon Day 25: The snowy day

In the 1962 children’s book, The Snow Day by Ezra Jack Keats, a young boy, Peter, wakes up to find the world outside his apartment building is covered in snow. He puts on his red snowsuit and goes outside to … Continue reading

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Janathon Day 23: Light dusting of snow

A light dusting of snow did not deter me from getting the dogs outside and for a walk. I headed over to the Greenway trail and followed that for about 2 miles. The total walk with the dogs was about … Continue reading

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Janathon Day 23: Return to walking

It was still bitterly cold outside on Wednesday. Temps in the teens F. No bus rides Wednesday. Instead this car-free family walked downtown for my son’s theater class (in addition to being car free, we also home school) then back … Continue reading

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