Commitment

When you’re in junior high you’re afraid to tell your friends you like a girl because… well you’re in junior high. They may not like her, it may not work

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Gear Review 2007

Had my first sub twenties commute of the year. I felt much warmer than last year. “Ninjaclava”:http://www.outdoorresearch.com/home/style/home/headware/cold_hats/balaclavas/87060 from Outdoor Research was a plus, as were the “Cyclone Booties”:http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.php?mode=view&pc_id=50&product_id=527547 from Pearl

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Runner’s Isolation

There is no garland of ivy leaves for the average runner. Each mile is its own reward. If you make it to 26.2 someone *might* tell you “great job”. But

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Let’s call this the comeback, again

Ran 13 miles for the first time since the fifth 3rd 15 mile race in April 2005. Recovery from injury gets harder with every year. Not that I am an

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How thick is your ice?

I was running last night in the dark. Led only by the dim blue glow of my headlamp my shoes crunched noisily into the snow. It was the kind of

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I am my Father’s son and you are a runner

Ran 6 miles in 49:55 yesterday. I hit it out of the blocks up and down windy Kalamazoo hills until my breath came in ragged gasps. I didn’t want to

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Top of the Hill

I used to get up early with my father on sunday mornings. He would load my bike in his mazda wagon and we’d drive to downtown Clarkston. We took a

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The ghost of the county road

I broke the two mile mark at about 16:03, feeling happy and content in sunshine. I took off my jacket and tied it around my waist. Just as I began

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The ton of bricks

Lately I have had way too much to do. I ran the grand mere grind 10k 1:03. Good to be out. but otherwise depressing time. Ran a few more times.

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Time enough for dancing

I had all sorts of things that took precedence over running and swimming this week. Hockey hockey hockey, and surfing. 47:00 5 Miles milham creek. It felt slow, and I

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