Monthly Archives: December 2013

Four days until Janathon

2014 begins on Wednesday and with it the annual Janathon challenge. It’s simple idea: Exercise every day during January then blog about it. I participated a year ago, and I think I exercised about 25 days. Of course being car … Continue reading

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Whatever the weather

Whether the Weather Whether the weather be fine Or whether the weather be not Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot We’ll weather the weather Whatever the weather Whether we like it or not — Anonymous … Continue reading

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Weather turns

A week ago, we were bracing for a snowstorm. We got 8 inches of snow last Saturday. By Friday night, the snow is gone (OK, the mountains that were created by snowplows clearing parking lots are still there). A week … Continue reading

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More ultra thoughts

As I ran Wednesday, I was thinking more about Ed Ayres’ book, The Longest Race. He frequently mentioned an article the late President John F. Kennedy wrote for Sports Illustrated titled “The Soft American.” Kennedy wrote it after he was … Continue reading

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Dreaming of an ultramarathon

Yes, I, a 55-year-old man who has not yet run a marathon, would like to go off road and attempt an ultramarathon (any race longer than 26.2 miles). Shortly after I read Scott Jurek’s book Eat & Run, ultramarathoning has … Continue reading

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Active transportation: Walking, bicycling & running

I don’t know that I had ever heard the phrase “active transportation” until I read Todd Litman’s online blog “Mythbusting: Exposing Half-Truths That Support Automobile Dependency.” He exposes the idea that bicyclists have inferior rights when using roadways. Elly Blue … Continue reading

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Is it disrespectful to run in a cemetery?

Originally posted on 90in9:
I love looking at these old tombstones. This person was born in Switzerland in the early 1800s. This question had never really occurred to me before, as one of my favorite races takes place in probably…

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