Category Archives: running

allbirds are not created equal

As an Internet Influencer ©, with almost a dozen followers (at least three of them actual people), i take my responsibility seriously in presenting new products. And I can honestly say the Allbird Tree Toppers are one of them. Or … Continue reading

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but no springsteen

It’s easy to forget that the best thing about running is the people you meet along the way, those fellow misfits who accidentally become your friend and come storming onto the track after your morning run for one last hurrah. … Continue reading

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and my backhand sucks

“I am not what you see and hear.” — hal incandenza I want to be that charming, witty person who is the perfect dinner guest. Who is that enchanting gent, they would ask? What a fascinating fellow! We really must … Continue reading

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dreamers

And so, of course, the track was open again today. Temperatures have plunged into the mid-50s so there was ice everywhere, but the secret gate was finally open again. With the joint in apparent lockdown unless you knew about the … Continue reading

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bastards

“Bastards.” I’m walking on the sidewalk adjacent to the track with an old guy. He appears to be crazy fast, that weathered aura of 70-mile weeks for 70 years. And he’s not pleased. The track’s locked, something that lately has … Continue reading

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my early valentine

There is nothing more gratifying on a run than finding that someone has put up a handmade sign on the course Just For You. No idea who my secret admirer was, but it was much-needed on a crappy day. I’m … Continue reading

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piñata yada yadda

I began running in 1979. Back then, there were just three essentials for a runner: shoes, shorts and a piñata. You could add accessories like a hat or a shirt or heart-shaped sunglasses if you were a Fancy Runner, but … Continue reading

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