Satchel Paige Revisited

I love Satchel Paige's famous reply when an interviewer asked him his age. Paige replied with a question of his own,  "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" Yesterday I ran a half marathon trail race through the pine forests and along a black water creek not too far […]
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New Boston Qualifying Times and Procedures for 2012/13 Marathon

Here's some info on the new Boston Marathon qualifying for 2012/13. I'll probably have some thoughts on this soon. This was taken from an article in the Boston Globe By Shira Springer and Bob Hohler, Globe Staff The Boston Athletic Association announced new qualifying times and new registration procedures for the Boston Marathon this morning. […]
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Crossing the Line

As many of you know, my son Josh is a competitive runner. He's running times very similar to the times I ran at the same age. It's so much fun to talk to him about his running and even more fun when we get to take occasional runs together or run in the same races. […]
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Light Switches and OCD

Sometimes you just have to laugh. There are so many light switches in our house that, even after more than a year, I still don't have them figured out. Why so many switches? After living in a couple of houses that were woefully short on lighting we kind of overdid on this house. Besides that […]
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Tree Hugger

Life can be a little surreal sometimes. We went to a Valentine's Day dinner dance last night. Good DJ, good food and a general good time. We sat at a table with three other couples we know from the community. For the most part I stick to the old adage of avoiding discussions of religion […]
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Crazy Workout

One of the drawbacks of living where we are is the lack of "serious" runners, so when Kevin shows up from Long Island for one of his short stays at his second home, I try to get in at least one workout with him. The thing is, the workouts his coach gives him are a […]
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The Year of 64

Back in December I got a new car. It's actually an updated model of the car I had for the previous six years. I guess it was kind of like finding a pair of running shoes you like and buying them again and again. Anyway, like all new models, this one has a few more […]
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45,000 miles and counting

I became a road racer back in 1979. It really happened totally by accident. I had no idea there were any other races besides the Boston and NYC Marathons or that the first "running boom" was going on, but when a friend took me to the Diet Pepsi 10K in Newburgh I was hooked. One […]
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The 5K That Wasn’t

OK, so it's 50-degrees, headed to 60 with a light mist falling. I drive 50 minutes to Wilmington to the soccer complex where the race is going to be held. The gate is locked and there's a young woman sitting in her car outside the gate. She asks me what I'm looking for. There could […]
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Young Bobcats in the Backyard

I have a feeling this post is going to be one part story and one part rant. First the story. When I walked into the kitchen the other morning I caught movement in the backyard. It was too big to be a squirrel so I figured it was one of the gray foxes we see […]
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