Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Old Man and the Hills – Part 3 of 3

“[I felt]…glad as anyone can who feels afraid, and as afraid as anyone can who feels glad.” – C.S. Lewis

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The Old Man and the Hills – Part 2 of 3

  “Ragnar was a king and hero of early 9th century Scandinavia. He was a conqueror, a wild man, a leader, fearless and free-spirited. *   * Actual history may vary from our romanticized version.” – Excerpt from the Ragnar … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Hills – Part 1 of 3

About six weeks ago, when the track season was still in full swing and summer still seemed far off, I agreed to fill one of the spots on a team planning to compete at the Ragnar Trail Relay at Northfield … Continue reading

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Early Morning Run

Today I woke up early, and – before my waking brain had the chance to weigh in – had pulled on shorts and a t-shirt, had found socks and a battered pair of Mizunos, and had eased downstairs and out … Continue reading

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You CAN get there from here

Photo: Jimmy Chin for National Geographic “On Saturday morning, 31-year-old Alex Honnold stunned the climbing world when he became the first person to free solo Yosemite’s mighty El Capitan, climbing the 3,000-foot granite monolith using only a pair of climbing … Continue reading

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Global Introverts Day!

  It’s Global Introverts Day — Let the parties begin! I didn’t realize it until seeing an item in the NY Times this morning while eating my bowl of cold cereal that today, June 7, is Global Running Day. I’m … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on failing (gloriously)

“[We] foster an environment where failing gloriously is just as honorable as succeeding greatly, where trying something new is just as respectable as setting a record, where the greatest thing we can accomplish isn’t necessarily winning at all costs, but … Continue reading

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