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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A Spring In Your Step

With an unbridled excitement, Coby hurtled himself at me with the anticipation of a run outside. Our runs together have been few and far between for the better part of 6 months, and few things make him happier than tagging along. The sidewalks, soaked with snow melt, forced us to the street, where he pulled me along…
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