Monthly Archives: February 2018

the troubles

I hope they have health food in Dublin And strawberry apricot pie If they don’t have those things in Dublin We’ll probably die — the Roches I was just reading a story in the Fake New York Times about cross-country … Continue reading

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the day i realized i will not live to be 100

I have long suspected I will not live to be 100. As a former ultra guy, there is a certain appeal to that number, the holy grail of long runs. My workaround: I’m trying to make it to the metric … Continue reading

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But the track doesn’t have a hole in the rock

It’s funny. I pay a bazillion dollars to run in a race under the premise that I’ll be pushed to go faster. You can see by the swarm of people around me at the finish line how competitive this thing … Continue reading

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life in the big city

I lived in a small town for six years. Although living 4 miles from work was great, the lack of big-name live music was a major setback. I love music. So it’s great to be back in the Big City, … Continue reading

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the sky is gray, the sand is gray, and the ocean is gray

It started out innocently enough. My left knee was bumming a little bit. Nothing serious, just that nagging can’t move it without intense icepick thing. The easy solution: New shoes. For runners, new shoes are the equivalent of rebooting the … Continue reading

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swan dive

falling is fun  right up until you hit the sidewalk  — the prophet ani Longtime readers will recall I started margarine a little less than nine years ago. It was just a low-key diary sort of thing, a chronicle of … Continue reading

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running with dogs

Chinese New Year is way better than Dick Clark New Year. Today was the Chinese New Year 5K. It’s the 18th year they’ve had it in the same spot. I ran it a few times many years ago, except I … Continue reading

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