Logistical Tetris

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One of the few skill sets I have been able to consistently demonstrate over the years is my ability to pack. I’m not sure if as a child I excelled at fitting plastic shapes into their holes; perhaps I had the ability to force square pegs into round holes and just as importantly extract them […]

Adding Insult to Injury

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I’ve had an issue with my right shoulder for over 7 months now. It hurts sometimes to raise it in victory when I’m running and posing for a photo along the course.  It hurts sometimes to lift things.  It hurts sometimes when I’m lying in bed.  It hurts.  And I don’t like it. I can […]

Weighty Decisions

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It’s February 1st. That means next month I’m off to Antarctica. That’s crazy to think about. After literally years on the waiting list, I’m finally going to be setting out and eventually setting sail for the last continent on earth. I’m still ever so slowly gathering layers and supplies for the adventure. Just the other […]

Georgia On My Mind

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It was 32 degrees at the start line of the Callaway Gardens marathon. The race announcer kept prattling on about the temperatures and a warming trend forecast as the day continued. Mom made an aside comment that this guy was really into the weather; moments later he revealed he was the local affiliate’s meteorologist which […]

Forget it, Kevin… It’s Crazy-Town

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Yesterday a running friend posted onto Facebook this intriguing event. I have to admit, I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba. In college, the very last final exam I took for my undergraduate degree was a written exam using the infamous collegiate “blue book” composition pads. It was for a Cuban history class. I was […]

Loop De Loops Times 2

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This weekend marks the first back to back marathon days of 2016. There have been multi-day events already to be sure — from the Dopey Challenge to the Star Wars Half Marathon weekend to last week’s Marathon/Half Marathon. But this is the first 26.2 miler Saturday followed by a 26.2 miler Sunday for the new […]

The Waiting Game

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Currently I’m sitting at LAX Terminal 1 waiting for a flight.  I got here early as I was checking two huge bags and wanted to avoid traffic driving down.  So instead of sitting in my car trying to navigate the city streets, I’m sitting in a Southwest Airlines faux rich Corinthian leather chair.  I say […]