Category Archives: running

things i wish i had said, part 69

“Life’s too short to be in a quandary. Wear the pants. Own the odor. Live the life. Do the art.” — Candace Cooksey Fulton

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the keys to a good marriage, part 6

When in doubt, just go with her spelling.  

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the first chicago marathon

I recently asked people to share their most memorable race, as a participant or spectator, live or televised. My friend Maura wrote the following. It’s so perfect (except I’d go with the Pete Seeger version of “little boxes”) that I … Continue reading

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 all the difference

Dear Mr. Frost: What if there’s only one road? Sincerely, Gary  

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The Dave Schultz Memorial Pi Pie Tri Yi Yi

It seemed so simple in theory. Eat one third of a pie, run a mile, eat another third, run another mile, eat the last third, run 3.14 miles wearing a Dave Schultz mask and toting a pinyata. What could go … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 372

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” I run past him almost … Continue reading

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and don’t get me started on his converse all-star band

Hello, fellow conspiracy theorists. I’m sure we’re all a bit shocked by the sudden demise of Chuck Berry, inventor of those simple basketball shoes with the little round logo. I must admit I never owned a pair, or even rented … Continue reading

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