Monthly Archives: December 2013

Limping Confidently Into the New Year

Maybe, just once, someone will call me ‘Sir’ without adding, ‘You’re making a scene.’  – Homer Simpson I’m leaning toward abandoning my first ultramarathon, a 50K, on January 4th. Not the way I planned it, but as they say, “Man … Continue reading

Posted in Running, Travels, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

And A Healthy New Year to You!

This past year was one of many first–my first triathlon, first book published, and first injury in four years. I was on a pretty good roll since my two knee surgeries in 2009, until I fell on the ice two … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Marathon, Running, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Forced Downtime

“This night I am here: in this bruised self, in this bruised world.” – Joe Wilkins I express myself in two ways–running and writing. One feeds off the other. Running is my physical expression, and I reap rewards of mental … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Marathon, Running, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

Anticipation & Giving

Anticipation. So much of Christmas is anticipation–the planning, the shopping, the decorating, the cooking. But the best part of Christmas occurs during the moment. Not so much exchanging gifts as exchanging conversation, a meal, a drink, yourself. The measure of a … Continue reading

Posted in Running | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Life Without Running – A Word About Running in the Snow

“They say that every snowflake it different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?” – Jeanette Winterson Have … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Running | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Book Review – Twenty-four Years to Boston

“Never lose the child inside.” – jb I’ve confessed on more than one occasion that I am a miserable failure as a blogger. It comes down to the self-promotion thing. It’s just not my nature. So sharing these two reviews of my memoir with … Continue reading

Posted in 24 Years to Boston, Marathon, Running, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Art of Running, Part XV.V – The Divine Lorraine

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I know if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela I posted a picture of a … Continue reading

Posted in Art of Running, Running | Tagged , , , ,