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mo sheppo’s guide to the locked track

If the big gate to the track is locked but you find an unlocked gate to the tennis courts that leads to another unlocked gate to the tennis courts that eventually leads to the track, that means the track isn’t … Continue reading

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heart surgeons have no sense of humor

heart surgeon meets with us right after operation. surgeon: blah blah blah blah blah. Laura asks series of questions surgeon: blah blah blah blah blah. turns to me. Any questions? me: Will he be able to play the piano after … Continue reading

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the day i became an old man

I am hanging out with my brother at the hospital. He is four years younger than me. He has just gone through bypass surgery, so he doesn’t look that great. I, on the other hand, am freshly showered, well slept, … Continue reading

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i don’t rumpus enough

“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”  — the prophet Sendak I have a horrible confession. I have become obsessed with v02 max. I have no idea what vo2 max is. Maximum amount of oxygen that can be … 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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the sherwood leafblower massacre. based on a true story.

It was a dark and stormy night. Skipper (in red) had persuaded Carolyn (in the ASU cap) to drive out to Sherwood. “Great courthouse,” he said. She was reluctant, but he was her brother. He would never steer her wrong. … Continue reading

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if you finish, you urn a medal

I’m not the most marketing-savvy person around, but I’m not so sure about this choice of sponsors. On the other hand, I suppose it’s a good incentive to run. Just watch out for that last rite turn. Here’s hoping they … Continue reading

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