Monthly Archives: June 2012

Got Inspiration?

“Inspiration never arrived when you are looking for it.” Lisa Alther, American Novelist Inspiration to an unmotivated runner is what ideas are to a writer with writer’s block. There are times it seems someone is blocking the door and won’t … Continue reading

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Got Running Shoes?

The first pair of sneakers I ran any sort of distance in was Chuck Taylor Converse back in the 1960s—white, high-tops. Sneakers—there’s a word you don’t hear often these days. I graduated to Adidas in the 1970s. Looking back, those … Continue reading

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Swimmers and Runners Share a High

I thought the blissful state referred to as “runner’s high” was exclusive to the running community until I read, Swimming – A Plan B Essay, in the latest edition of Ploughshares. Author Lauren Groff’s eloquent description of the feeling a … Continue reading

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I Never Ran With My Dad

“Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.” – Leon Trotsky My Dad drove me to the starting line of my first marathon—the 1981 Philadelphia Independence Marathon. Four years later he took the “big … Continue reading

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Two-legged and Four-legged Running Articles

When I publish an article in a magazine, website or newspaper, I add it to my Portfolio—and that’s that. You would think that a writer with a running blog would publicize the articles they publish, yet it’s taken me fifty-nine … Continue reading

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Man Plans and God Laughs

I began this blog one year ago, in part, to promote a memoir I had written about the marathon, Twenty-four Years to Boston. During the process I learned two invaluable lessons:  ·         Writing a memoir takes as much endurance as running … Continue reading

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