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Lions Tigers and Squares

Lions Tigers and Squares

Staggering around like a drunken sailor in a bad storm, it took me a good ten minutes to finally admit defeat and limp into the Gate River 15k finish line medical tent.  Through chapped lips I kept telling my team mates and friends I would be alright,…

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Boston Course Run

Boston Course Run

Last week was very intense training wise. After making the decision to not run L.A. Pete had penciled in this week as the stretch to really see if I would be ready for Boston. The plan was to do 2 hard sessions in 3 days…

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A Winterless Winter/Fighting the Cold War/Perseverance is my Middle Name

A Winterless Winter/Fighting the Cold War/Perseverance is my Middle Name

Fade In: Winter Training camp began with a nice long drive from ZAP to Tallahassee, FL.  The drive can only be measured by things like the number of times you hear Taylor Swift’s Blank Space or the number of padiddles you saw from oncoming traffic.  For the…

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Mile 14 and the Wild Child

Mile 14 and the Wild Child

Imagine that an artist spends three months designing a beautiful glass swan. Meticulous and passionate, he spends hours every day etching the finest details into the glass, perfecting each feather, smoothing the surface of the slender neck until it shines luminously. After endless weeks of…

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Isla del Encanto

Isla del Encanto

Back in January, Pete had suggested that maybe I run the World’s Best 10k as my opener for the season. I was all for the idea. It is a world class race in the Caribbean, who was to complain about that? As the race drew nearer I…

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Europe and Back Part 3 of 3

Europe and Back Part 3 of 3

Back to 68 Lepelstraat. The flat of all flats in downtown Leuven, a place muddled with clothing stores, overpriced restaurants, and some of the most beautiful architecture I have ever seen in my life. More than anything I was just happy to be back in…

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I’m Not A Tree

I’m Not A Tree

How would being a tree be.  Over there, that tree.  I’m not a tree.   Maybe it would be nice to be one.  To stand there in the wind, or maybe  Not, on a windless day.   You don’t have to eat, Rather you soak…

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Keep Running In Moses Cone! (Plus Marathon Long Run)

Keep Running In Moses Cone! (Plus Marathon Long Run)

St. Mark’s Trail in Tallahassee. Paved, straight, and fast. Last week I did my first marathon specific long run at St. Mark’s Trail in Tallahassee. I know I’ve talked about St. Mark’s before but to refresh some reader’s memories it is a flat, straight, and…

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Europe: There and Back Again.

Europe: There and Back Again.

So…. Got a little behind on the blog…. My dog ate my computer? I was attempting to save the world through the demand of a secret government organization? I was going under the knife for extensive knuckle plastic surgery to replace my child hands? I…

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Sticks and Steel

Sticks and Steel

About ten years ago, in Hockinson, Washington, the unthinkable happened. Our family, and every neighbor as far as the eye could see, awoke one summer morning to the violating realization of a mailbox smashed in by teenage hooligans. In a middle-class community of a few…

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