Monthly Archives: January 2012

Free like the Deer and Birds

Running is innate to humans.   These days it is a sport while a long time ago it was primarily a means of transportation.   Running through fields and forests puts us in touch with our humanity and we feel free.    As … Continue reading

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Animal Tracks on the Trail

Today when I was trail running there were few animals out and about. I saw two fox squirrels, but that was all. There were no deer, rabbits or other furry friends scurrying along my pathway. There weren’t even any animal … Continue reading

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Running on Left or Right Side of the Road

When you run on the road do you run on the left side or the right side? Or do you run on both sides? Maybe you haven’t even given it much thought. Which side is safer? What is the law? … Continue reading

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Pee-Charging Your Cell Phone

How many times have you needed to make a phone call and your cell phone battery is dead? Probably more times than you can count on ten fingers and ten toes. And it always seems that we are in our … Continue reading

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Foam Roller Buddy

Before almost every run I get out my trusty foam roller to loosen up my muscles.   I’m not sure what it is, but somehow this is a signal to my dog, Winston, that I need a foam roller buddy to … Continue reading

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Snow Skiing Soreness

Runners always seem to be discussing their latest injuries and soreness. When a few runners get together for a training run, to share a few beers or for whatever reason the next thing you hear is how someone has a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Makeshift Run

On New Year’s Day of 2012 I was up by 6:00 a.m. to get an early start on my day as we were leaving our mountain retreat of nearly a week to return to Florida. My daughters, Monica and Valleri, … Continue reading

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