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Horizon run

There are some Sunday long runs where everything seems to come together to create a perfect run. When the weather, the time of day, the wind, the food in the belly, the podcast selection, and the enthusiasm to get out there all meet up and align. Those perfect unison long runs are the ones where […]

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A view from above

Sometimes while in the midst of a long slow slog of a run I’ll have a minor out of body situation occur where I can see myself chugging up the hills, pushing forward against a tough headwind, or simply idling along a low slung stretch of flats from above. It’s weird, I know. But it […]

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Painting a run full of colour

Each and every run is a process involving focus, fluidity, and textures. Focusing on form or lyrics or the potholes that seem to be everywhere allows me to not worry about pace or distance. There is pure fluidity in finding the rhythm of stride and breath and movement of earth and body. The textures, as […]

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Road to run on

It seems my running is constantly in a state of construction. I’m either paving a new routine, building a base fitness level, or tearing it all down with an injury to start all over. And while I’d like to sit here and contemplate it all, break time is over, better get my hard hat ready […]

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What Winter Hides

The January thaw has uncovered a nasty secret: We are the filthiest of animals. Every few paces along what should be a pastoral idyllic rural route lay scars of litter. Plastic, paper, aluminum, styrofoam, cardboard, dog shit. It’s been hiding in plain sight beneath the pristine white blanket of snow and is now being revealed. […]

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The run is a journey

Running really is a metaphor for a life lived. It’s borne in an intimate yet painful moment. It’s rough and rugged and requires fortitude, luck, perseverance, and support to push forward, one foot in front of the other. It is filled with huge upsides and darkened low points. And yet tomorrow morning is nearby and […]

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