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Things that Make Me Cranky: Family Fun Run Edition

“Who says life is fair, where is that written?” – The Princess Bride It’s Saturday afternoon in Falmouth, and the skies are still fair. There are no signs yet of the dark thunderclouds that will roll in later, threatening the … Continue reading

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Runners on Vacation

“At the height of summer, naps at the beach can be alluring, and many of us may find ourselves tempted to take prolonged vacations from exercise.” – Gretchen Reynolds, writing in the New York Times.

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More Fun Facts

            I’ve been posting regularly to therunnereclectic.com for four years, now, and to my great surprise, the most popular post I’ve ever written, by far, has been the one about track dimensions. I guess a lot of … Continue reading

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Postcard: Lilongwe

[In January 2018, I traveled with my family to Lilongwe, the Capital City of Malawi, to visit my daughter Joni, her husband Dennis, and their fifteen-month-old twins Noah and Abby. Up until May 2017, their family lived in Silver Springs, Maryland, … Continue reading

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The New (Old) Me

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a week into 2018; it feels like we’ve had hardship enough to fill an average month of winter: a deep freeze, a major snow storm, cancellations and disruptions, not to mention the typical … Continue reading

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Our Aging Brains

Image credit: ThinkStock.com “[We] ought to know that from nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations. … And by the same organ we become mad and delirious, and fears and … Continue reading

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LeBron James Runs a Mile

“…Let’s think about how much more work LeBron does every single day than your typical high school runner. Who do you know ran 4:40 in high school? Oh, literally everyone? Even the kid who was so small and sad-looking that … Continue reading

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