Monthly Archives: January 2014

Baby Steps to Rehab

Six weeks ago I went down on the ice, and four days later I posted Life Without Running–A Word About Running in the Snow. I didn’t realize how obsessed I was with the injury until I went back to read … Continue reading

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Running Memoir on Display at the American Library Association

“I’m just a guppy in the ocean, but man do I love to swim.” – jb It’s been more than thirteen years since I began scribbling notes about training for my second marathon twenty years after I’d run my first. I … Continue reading

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My Blue-collar Marathon Training Program

“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 My … Continue reading

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Bookshelf #Shelfies

Originally posted on watch hatch fly:
When I began this blog, I intended to write more about books, because I read a lot, and I wanted to share my reading adventures. Yes, exciting adventures! Here’s how my reading adventure ALWAYS…

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Mending

I ended 2013 with my strongest marathon in nearly ten years, and for the first time felt as though I could have gone farther, much farther. I was excited and registered for an ultra-marathon on January 4th, optimistic that I … Continue reading

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How to Order Twenty-four Years to Boston Outside the US

One of the differences between small publishers and large publishing houses is that some of the small publishers don’t deal in all the markets as say, Random House and HarperCollins. Several readers wrote me that my memoir Twenty-four Years to … Continue reading

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Four Weeks – An Eternity

“A large portion of the aging process occurs between the ears.” – jb Monday, January 13th, will be four weeks since I last laced up the running shoes–an eternity for this restless soul. I’ve gotten nothing but encouragement, well-wishes, and … Continue reading

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