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Cyclists

What is it with cyclists? That's not anyone who rides a bike, it's the riders on their fancy road bikes wearing spandex pants and brightly colored shirts. The ones who fantasize they are Lance. Before I go any further, I must tell you I'm a cyclist, at least as far as the bike and the […]
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Surprise!

The forecast said snow. My thoughts were, "I'll believe it when I see it."
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From “909” to “911”

For many years I ran trails in a state forest affectionately known as "909", which referred to the number of acres in the forest. One of my biggest worries in moving to NC was the lack of trail running in our area. The running gods have smiled on me as Brunswick County has just opened […]
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Critters

With all the woods, ponds, small streams, and swamps in the areal there are also lots of critters. We have seen deer in the yard almost every day. Of course they raise havoc with the new bushes we put in. I've had to cover most of them so they wouldn't get eaten down to the […]
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A Christmas Gift

Last Christmas day I did something I had not done for many years. I went ice skating. Making use of the perfect ice on the pond across the street from my sister's house, we had over 20 family members sliding around using different forms of mobility. With a pair of skates borrowed from my sister-in-laws […]
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Gym Rat

In case you didn't know, I'm married to a "gym rat". Marlene has been working out for 27 years. Her routine has evolved over time. For many years now it has basically been a six day a week routine. Two days of weights, two days of treadmill (5 miles) and two days of spin class. […]
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Deja Vu

When I got back into running at age 32, after a 10-year hiatus, we lived in a residential area with lots of developments. It was easy to get in a fairly interesting run while never being too far from home. There was a 10-mile route that pretty much covered every street within 1.5 miles of […]
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Take the Weather With You

Here I go again stealing a reference from someone else. As you may know I'm a pretty big Jimmy Buffett fan. I few years ago he wrote a song called Take the Weather With You. Jimmy and the Corral Refer Band had flown to Tierra del Fuego to check it out and while they were […]
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Some Background

As you can see from the post below, my son Josh is directing a 5K race that will be held at Vassar Farms on Sunday, May 16. This has been the race date for the Laurel Run. When the Laurel Run was taken off the local race calendar, it worked out to be a perfect […]
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New 5k Race at Vassar Farm

Joshua Perks here: I am very excited to announce the 1st annual Wa Wa Wally Waddle 5K Run/Walk for Segowea. On May 16, 2010 the Friends of Segowea will hold the first of hopefully many annual Wally Waddle 5K runs at Vassar Farm in Poughkeepsie, New York. The race will serve as a fund raiser […]
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