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2018 Goal Accomplished by Thanksgiving

My goal this year was to run 1000 miles. In January it felt like a realistic goal but not a slam dunk. A lot can happen during the course of the year. Injuries, illness, life, can all interrupt a running … Continue reading

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Maybe I’ll Stick with the Half

I must admit I used to be a bit of a marathon snob. When someone told me they were running a half-marathon, I would often think to myself, “the half is a nice little run for people who can’t handle … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day, Tough Course

Michigan weather can be very unpredictable. Last Friday it was about 80 degrees, then Saturday it dropped into the 40’s. Sunday morning, as about 2000 runners lined up for the start of   The Brooksie Way half-marathon, many were wearing jackets … Continue reading

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I’m an Olympian!

A while ago I learned about an organization named “Michigan Senior Olympics“. Their website listed all the events they hold, the qualifying criteria, and the results for each event from the last several years. I saw that the 5k and … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s Hot. But it’s a tradition.

If it’s July 4th in Frankenmuth, MI it’s probably 80 degrees and full sun. But it’s also time for the Volkslaufe. The “People’s Race” has been a July 4th tradition since 1976. I first heard of this race in about … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise (Or, Running Pays)

My morning runs are usually fairly predictable. I may vary the route a little but I’m always in the same basic neighborhood so I see the same stores, restaurants, and houses. I even see the same potholes and cracks in … Continue reading

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Two Sides to Every Story

Hollywood, California. Home of the rich and famous. And the homeless. While visiting my son in LA this weekend I’ve been running through some great neighborhoods of multi-million dollar homes. I’ve also run past too many people who have nowhere … Continue reading

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My First Duathlon. (But not my last)

I’ve often thought about doing a triathlon. But the thought of competitive swimming any distance stops me every time. I can swim but not efficiently. So I’ve never competed in any event except road races. Until now. i read about … Continue reading

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Running Through History

On a recent run I took a path I rarely take and went back in time more than 19 years.  I was in a neighborhood just north of downtown Royal Oak and saw that one of the side streets had a … Continue reading

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Mapping Out The Race Year

Even though there’s still about a foot of snow on the ground outside I can almost feel the summer sun. That’s because I spent time today mapping out the races I plan to run this summer and fall. Thinking about … Continue reading

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