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The way the light scatters

It’s not late, but it’s dark and you’ve been sleeping for at least a few minutes when someone flicks on a light full blast in the darkened room and starts asking you a question, startling you from sleep. A disoriented blinking and reaching and side-to-side searching takes over your senses as you wake to, first, […]

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Gettin’ Giddy Wit’ It

Runhappiness occurs when you crest that mammoth hill and are blessed with a view of the earth below and the sun touching the horizon beyond. It happens when you suffer through the long run by rocking out to your “BadAss Run” playlist that is shamefully full of 90s non-badass songs. When you push your body […]

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Optimism when un-running

I haven’t been running thanks to post-concussion symptoms for three weeks to the day. I am going stir crazy and getting antsy, grumpy, irritated, angry, down, and fed-up. Yet I try to remind myself that at least this is a temporary interruption and that there are far worse situations to find oneself in other than simple […]

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Un-Runaway Train

As soon as I stop running in a routine and following a training schedule, the un-running idleness gets away from me and is as unstoppable as a runaway freight train. This time it’s injury keeping me from running and the only way to put the brakes on this trend is to heal.

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Fix the fade

When a picture has been on a wall for decades on end, it has seen a lifetime pass it by. And when that frame is taken down, there’s only one way to repair the faded silhouette it had created and that’s to start over, repaint the wall, change the image. When a runner has invested […]

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Stand tall

We’ve had a nice re-introduction to winter this week and I am missing out on the cold weather running. I love this time of year. I find the heat of summer forces me to slump on the run and the humidity is weight on my shoulders. The cold air on the other hand lifts me up, straightens me up, […]

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