Monthly Archives: September 2013

Crossing the Finish Line — Twenty-four Years to Boston

“My fitness program was never a fitness program. It was a campaign, a revolution, a conversion. I was determined to find myself, and in the process found my body and the soul that went with it.” – George Sheehan The … Continue reading

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What Is It With Swimmers?

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald I told you I’m the world’s worst running blogger. For example, I rarely check my stats. That is why I was surprised to find that Swimmers and … Continue reading

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We Were All Once Beginners

“Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we’ll never achieve.” – Ryszard Kapuscinski It’s marathon season, that time of year when those eccentric plodders among us run ridiculous amounts of miles to train for an endurance event … Continue reading

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13 Reasons to Run on Friday the 13th

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw –        2 rid a superstition –        2 rid a calorie –        2 rid a psychosis –        2 escape –        2 work … Continue reading

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Now Do You Think You’re Tough?

I was out for a run the other day and came upon four guys, roughly in the mid-thirties, running the hills. They were training for the Tough Mudder, the wildly popular race with a dozen obstacles along a ten-plus mile … Continue reading

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How Not to Train for a Marathon

“I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for seventy-four years being able to do that. Don’t rush into adulthood; it isn’t all that much fun.” – Bob Newhart One of … Continue reading

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