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The Road to Recovery

I stood there for I don’t know how long, staring at the front door of my own house. My shrimping boots had given up days before, but that didn’t matter as the rising lake water engulfed me and our home. My body was numb. My

 
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Resolve will carry you through

Sports have long been used as metaphors for life. Truth is, participating in sports really can teach a lot of truths that apply in every facet of life. Take my son and his first season of T-Ball, for example. Hadley was so excited to start

 
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New Year’s Revolution

For 2014, I chose a new way to start New Year’s Day. I ran the Black-Eyed Pea run. It’s a long-standing tradition for a lot of the runners here. But I never have participated. I guess this year I just wanted to do something a

 
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Running for Steve

The sky was that perfect shade of blue. Just enough wispy clouds lingered to paint the pink, red and orange of sunset across the horizon. The trees, just starting to take on the colors of fall, were reflected in the still waters of the Red

 
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If it runs like a duck…

I stepped outside yesterday and was greeted by the first rays of sunlight, a beautiful sky and crisp morning air. I said it was going to be a great day for a run. Down on the riverfront, a frigid breeze chilled me to the bones.

 
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Get off that treadmill and into the game

The treadmill sits in the corner these days, collecting more dust than it does miles. When I first started running, that ol’ treadmill felt like my best friend. I was 39 years old. I had done a few things in my life, but running never

 
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I ran today

I did not run far. And I certainly did not run fast. But running fast and far was not the point today. The point was that I ran today. I ran with my son, Hadley, because it was important to me. I told Hadley on

 
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Tragedy in Boston

I have seen the footage from the finish line at the Boston Marathon today. It just makes me sick. The Boston Marathon is the pinnacle for marathoners. It’s the elite of the elite. The best of the best. There were first-time qualifiers and repeat runners

 
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Staying the course

The crowds on the running trails across Shreveport were a bit sparse this morning. Several local runners are in New Orleans, gearing up for tomorrow’s Rock and Roll Mardi Gras marathon and half-marathon. Several others traveled over to the Lone Star State for the Cowtown

 
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The sweet taste of victory

I walked out of the hotel into the early morning darkness and was immediately assaulted by an arctic blast of air. It was a painful reminder that it was, after all, still February, even if this was Dallas. But it also was a pleasant reminder

 
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