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Water aerobics? Yes, please!

I’m totally doing water aerobics when I get older.  When I went to the pool yesterday for a little hour-long aquajog, I stumbled across one of the liveliest groups of senior citizens I’ve ever seen and it wasn’t just because … Continue reading

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It turns out I run something of a hotel for runners out of my place and I kind of like it!  I’ve had long-term guests, overnight guests and week-long guests and most of them have been runners who were in … Continue reading

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Immediate popsicle melting weather is upon us in AZ

It’s hot.  Damn hot.  Real hot.  And it’s only going to get hotter.  “How exciting!” says the runner in me with a strong insinuation of sarcasm.  I was up before 6am this morning so I could get to the track … Continue reading

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A swift kick to the rear

This is an Olympic year; it’s big.  You’re an athlete and we’re going to do this. This was what my coach said to me this past weekend when I was on the verge of a pity party due to having … Continue reading

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What’s another 4 letter word for fail? BONK

So it turns out that when I bonk, I bonk HARD.  I had my first steeple of the season at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, CA and I was feeling ready.  I had a time goal in mind, … Continue reading

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Being a horse, but with a cute outfit

Hey all- So I talk about the steeplechase a lot because it’s my signature event, but some of you may still be in the dark as to what I actually do.  When I explain the event to a layperson, I … Continue reading

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Point: Dave Brandon

Clearly my diatribe on the Michigan Marching Band not making the trip to Texas for the Cowboys Classic had a profound effect of U-M Athletic Director Dave Brandon.  Check the link below from my favorite Michigan Football blog, MGoBlog: http://mgoblog.com/content/band-dallas-brandon-jerryworld-dollarsContinue reading

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