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There and gone

Like the seconds-long view of the sun today, I had an equally ephemeral moment where I felt my Sunday morning long run could go on forever. Then as quickly as our star appeared, it was gone for the day. And just as quick was that floating feeling as I nearly wiped out slipping on the […]

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Visceral Running

Today’s run was rich in texture. Yesterday gave us a whack of winter with wet, sticky, and heavy snow blasted around by constant winds. It stuck to everything then froze in place. It bent trees, caused power outages, and left a beautifully decorated world of white today. My run to Blue Rocks today was a […]

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Growing on me

I thought I would find the marathon training to be a real grind. And it is. I thought I would be waking up in the morning all tired and aching. And I am. I thought I would have quit by now if I’m being honest. And I haven’t. Once out there running, my day melts […]

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The Trouble with Night

The trouble with night running is that I am always heading out right when my body wants to shut down and stay in. Once out there, I am slow to get going but quickly find some flow in the quietude of empty streets and the orange glow of the streetlights. Last night’s moon was incredible […]

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At the end of pain

So that stabbing pain in the neck I accrued several days ago? Gone. During Saturday’s run, my first run in daylight hours in some time, I felt what I can best describe as a “click” followed by warm tingling in my right shoulder. Since that moment, the icicle of agony that had been jammed into […]

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A run thwarted

Thwart is a funny word. Anyway, I had planned to run this morning for 2 hours on the nice clear and dry roads I got to run on yesterday. Saturday was a perfect run day. It was the first run in a long while where I was able to get out during daylight hours. The […]

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Un-run mindset

You know those dreams you have where everything seems both poignant and randomly bizarre at the same time? That’s what my run was like today. I was in the zone, chugging out 13k while half-listening to a NPR Fresh Air podcast, when I realized my thoughts were all over the place and specifically not on […]

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Nuts and bolts

I think, if I am able to do this marathon thing, that when I am done the training and the run is complete, I’ll need to take some serious time to re-tighten the body’s nuts and bolts. I’ll need a spot weld to a hip here and a torque wrench for a shoulder there and […]

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