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Gift

I’ve been given some pretty incredible presents over my almost 40 years of living.  From the one-of-a-kind drawings and creations my kids have made for Father’s Day to big ticket items like my kayak or experiences such as chocolate tasting school (Yes, there’s such a thing and it’s pretty geeked-out fun!) to tiny gestures of […]

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Waking

My alarm chimes and buzzes at 4:53am on run days. I hit snooze twice and sometimes three times. On non-run days, I gain an extra hour and get up before 6am. Whether running or not, my mind and body have a hard time limbering up and feeling flexible enough to take on the day. The […]

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Run on home

Some people never leave home. I don’t mean hermits who literally never take a step out the front door, but I mean many many people who choose to live, grow, and die in the same community their entire life. I respect them. Never-leave-homes seem to have things figured out. They seem to know what they […]

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Wintry halt

When freezing rain ices roads making them treacherous for two straight days, and then when the snow flies and falls and blows, and when the ski hill calls and so does snow fort building and so does a hell of a lot of shovelling, running stops. And I’m not too upset. There may not have […]

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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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Freedom to Run

I, like many western hemisphere dwelling middle class runners, take for granted the fact that I have the freedom to run where and when I want safely and without major risk. On this Remembrance Day, I take a moment and the seventy-odd words here, to say thank you to the veterans who have provided the simple freedom […]

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