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just a few more miles

Just a few more miles, you tell yourself. You can do it. How did you get here? It was such a beautiful day. Miles flying by, the sun setting over the mountains.  That feeling you could do this forever. Running … Continue reading

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Kent

I think I’m haunted. It started innocently enough. It must’ve been around 1994. I had a map of Texas spread out on the dining rom table, trying to plot a west-east route for an unsupported run across the state. The … Continue reading

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brothers

We can’t make the coffee pot work. I punch buttons randomly. Rick looks on helpfully. It’s a fancy pants thing with lots of buttons and timers and a possible nuclear launch sequence. Beats me. “You’ll get it,” Rick assures me. … Continue reading

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Life is funny, part 376

I awoke Sunday morning to the awful news coming out of Houston. The hurricane gave way to massive flooding. “Worse than the worst case scenario,” they said. After a week of worrying about my friends in Corpus Christi, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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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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