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just don’t make my car wear a foo-foo vest

Her eyes were bright just like the stars But she drove a pickup said she hated cars — the prophet lyle lovett My brother has a chihuahua who hangs out with two big dogs. I know exactly how she feels … Continue reading

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The Great Flower Ankle Sweatband Experiment of 2018 ©

If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear a flower on your ankle — the prophet Scott McKenzie Longtime readers know I’m a student of running. OK, I’m the student who sits in the back row catching up … Continue reading

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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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