Bakersfield Marathon

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Nope. Most days my body isn’t able to do what it used to do. But when the heart’s not in it, it’s REALLY hard going. And today was one of those days when I just couldn’t muster any enthusiasm. An ennui day. No endorphins kicked in. It was just a slog of a day. Been […]

The Modesto Marathon – A Slow-er Marathon

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“So, you’re the one,” a couple said to me as I stood waiting for the start of the Modesto Marathon.  Uncertain if they were about to tell me I should accompany them to Alderaan if I were to learn the ways of the Force and/or if there was in fact “no spoon,” I opted to […]

SoCal River Marathon – A re-run

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A year ago I ran this race and found myself texting back and forth with my boss about vampire lore. He apologized for interrupting my Saturday and asked what I was up to and I told him I was on a bus to run a marathon. He insisted I stop working and do whatever I […]

The Florida Marathon … it’s a state of mind.

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Thirty-plus years ago, my high school gym teachers doubled/tripled up on their course loads beyond their physical education instruction periods. They’d proctor “Health” classes and in some cases they’d be stuck lecturing the “Highway Safety” class that is forever associated with “scared straight” videos entitled “Blood on the Blacktop” or “Drunk Driving – Kill, Kill!” […]

It wasn’t a 3:10 in Yuma… but it was a Sub-4

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Yuma: The volunteers and aid stations were great but with a small field there were quite a few stretches where it was just me, the road, and cars passing me by.  The course was an “out and back,” almost pancake flat save for two minor inclines. Those inclines proved to be major headaches.  And I’m […]