A Race For Redemption

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” — Steve Prefontaine There’s as many reasons to run as the 12,000 people…
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Back To Running Shoe Happiness

Single, in a relationship, engaged, married, it’s complicated, in an open relationship, separated, divorced. My relationship status with running shoes for the past 9 years would best be considered as “complicated.” It didn’t start out that way. As running became a bigger and bigger part of my life, I settled on what seemed like the…
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Following The Lonely Road

“Up and down that lonely road of faith, I have been there, unprepared for the storms and the tides that rise … ” — Lonely Road of Faith by Kid Rock When the legs are ready to stop, and the body doesn’t want to take one more step, a long distance runner has a choice: give up and give…
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The Green Silence

The Wind And Road Ahead

“And I’m also saying that win, lose, or draw, just being involved in such an undertaking was itself ennobling. It was an uplifting enterprise that we all intuitively understood to be such, and I know know that almost incidentally the spiritual force of our effort created a slipstream that drew all else in our lives…
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A Pause Before The Run

With sunlight illuminating the office, offering a hint of warmer weather, I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm. In the midst of training, and in need of mileage, the other day I decided to head home to let Coby out at lunch and pack a duffel bag with all the essentials: running shoes, shorts, a light jacket…
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Cow Pies And Horse Trails

The pre-spring trail, painted with muted earth tones, stretches like a canvas over the prairie landscape. A March breeze carries a penetrating chill across the Sheyenne National Grassland, where still bare trees and the rolling hills offer little buffer in the just-above-freezing air. Here, runners are gathered, to embrace one of North Dakota’s hidden natural gems, just…
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A Bit Of Spring Training

The mood on the foothills of White Tank Mountain Regional Park provided a stark contrast to the starting line at the Los Angeles Marathon. Runners milled around the registration tent, where they pinned on their race bibs, chatted with friends and made last-minute adjustments for the upcoming 18.7-mile trek on single track trails through the White…
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