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Takeoff

I love that moment when the seat-belt light has chimed twice and the flight attendants have strapped in their jump seat and can only stare straight ahead with their kind, but unnatural smile pasted to their face and their eyes try not to make contact with anyone and the large man in front of you […]

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Zag

Life’s trajectory is not a gradual or smooth upward trendline. Life has its cliche ups and downs. It zigs and zags. Within those corners, those seemingly brief and ultimately ephemeral times when there’s sharp transition from zigging to zagging, are the most enriching moments. When you think you’ve got it figured out, life zags and […]

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Watched from above

Yesterday evening I got that slightly eerie, but not in a creepy scary way, feeling that I was being watched while I drank a beer and worked the barbecue in my backyard. A quick glance upward and there was the crow, staring me right in the face. This morning while running out down a tranquil […]

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In Tune

This has been a good summer of running so far. I’m hitting my stride. In a groove. Loving life on the east coast. And on my latest outing ‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’ by Oasis clicked on my shuffled playlist and I tapped repeat three times so that it sung me home.

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Perched on high

Running summer mornings seems to prepare me for the fall and winter lows of dark and cold and slippery runs. The summer running is so comparatively easy it feels more majestic and my form seems taller and my results more pride-ful. I love fall for its weather and colour, winter for its brisk freshness and […]

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Summer’s contrast

Summer evenings are so beautiful and perfect for campfires yet so filled with startling sounds of mosquito swatting that they cancel each other out. The piercing cold of the Atlantic’s waters become a welcomed relief to the bottom of sand burned beach bare feet. The long days are great for late barbecue gatherings, baseball games, […]

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Floating On

Whenever I need a real boost on the run I hit the special little button on my Nike Run Club app and ‘Float On’ by Modest Mouse kicks on and I hit the high gear, tear off, and turn up the volume with the speed. What’s your musical burst-titude? Mine is ‘Float On‘. It gives […]

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I don’t know

When it comes to running success, I don’t know how to get there. I have run long distances and have pushed through training programs, but I have only done short (5 and 10 kilometre) races. I keep training for the marathon that never is, never materializes. But I don’t know Jack about how to do […]

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