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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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Snow, Paczkis, Beer and More Snow

Parts of the annual 5k Paczki Run in Hamtramck are predictable and parts are unpredictable. The predictable parts are the paczkis, beer and polka tent. Unpredictable? The weather. The February Saturday before Fat Tuesday in Michigan can be frigid cold, spring-like … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Pass Up The Beach

There are times when you just can’t say no. Like when you were looking forward to a run along the Ft. Lauderdale beach on A1A but then you come down with a cold and feel like crap. So, even though … Continue reading

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Running can be a team sport

Although I generally enjoy running alone more than running with a group, I do miss team sports at times. I don’t play softball anymore, and it’s been many years since I was on a basketball team. So I decided to … Continue reading

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2017 Mission Accomplished

Last week I achieved my 2017 mileage goal of 1000 miles and it feels good. When I set that goal a year ago I felt it was attainable but would take effort and consistency. It was not an easy goal … Continue reading

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