Monthly Archives: September 2015

What We Remember

Friday was the fourteenth anniversary of that strange and horrifying day. I was going to re-post something I wrote on the sixth anniversary of the day the planes were hijacked and turned into massively destructive weapons, but at the last … Continue reading

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The Cross Country Paradox

I don’t have a lot of time to write this morning, what with preparing for the afternoon’s practice and worrying about what makes sense for the sixty kids at my school who have shown up for cross country this fall.

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There’s another train — there always is

“You may feel you’re done — there’s no such thing; Though you’re standing on your own, your own breath is king. The beginning is now — don’t turn around; Regrets of bad mistakes will only drain you. There’s another train … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Bolt vs. Bekele

As the 2015 World Championships, were concluding, I heard one commentator speculate about how 100 and 200 gold medalist Usain Bolt would fare against 5k and 10k gold medalist Mo Farah in a 600m race. (Or maybe it was 500m, but … Continue reading

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Back to School – 2015

You’re back on campus, and you’re trying to remember your class schedule. You rush into a classroom, but it’s the wrong class or the wrong time… and although you were vaguely aware of it before, you’re suddenly hit with the … Continue reading

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World Class

  The 2015 IAAF World Championships ended Sunday in Beijing — finally — and what a strange, exhilarating, frustrating eight days it was.

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