Running Up Against Time

Running has taken a back seat this week as we’ve found ourselves running up against time, in a race to save our community from the Red River’s floodwaters. It’s been a historic and unprecedented fight. With double shifts at the newspaper, the few precious hours between spent filling sandbags, the very defining spirit of what…
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Down In A Hole

The air outside was cool and brisk, even at 10 a.m. this morning, when I stepped outside for a long run. After low mileage last weekend due to a bum foot, I had plenty of anxiety about what would happen today. While many marathoners don’t log really long runs every weekend, and some like to…
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Back Outside

"You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life." – Les Brown Today, finally, I made it outside for a run, although it was short. My day started with 6 miles on the treadmill, but an impromptu split shift at work gave me some…
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A New Purpose

"Find purpose, the means will follow." – Gandhi Springtime has a way of renewing the spirit and soul. It seems when we finally get a break in the cold on the northern plains, I get the urge to keep the windows down and turn up the music. And, yesterday, as I did both, I had…
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The Unforeseen

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action." – Benjamin Disraeli Sometimes things don’t go as planned. How we handle those unforeseen turn of events says a lot about who we are and whether we can still reach our goals. This weekend was going to allow me a little bit…
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March Madness

The title of today’s blog has duel meaning: Andrew Carlson fell short in his bid to defend his 15K national championship, finishing in ninth place among a strong field. On a personal note, my plan was to run 15 miles, but I stopped after 7 miles. Strangely enough, I woke up with a very sore…
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