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Sometimes, getting there is more than half the fun

Published on January 13, 2013 in Life

Yesterday’s post got me thinking. I realized I did have an grand adventure to write about. When my family traveled to the Marine Corps Marathon, we decided to take a road trip to get from Shreveport to Washington, D.C. We had thought about taking the

 
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Have stories, will travel

I can relate to this guy:   I have wanted to write since I was a kid. I remember thinking there were four people I wanted to be when I grew up: Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, Steven Spielberg and Ben Bradlee. OK, there was a

 
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What my soles taught be about soul

One of the things I have learned running is that looks really can be deceiving. My running buddy Jamie sold me my second pair of running shoes. When she looked at the soles of my first pair, she said “Your shoes show perfect wear.” She

 
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The best laid plans…

Published on January 10, 2013 in Leadership, Life

It wasn’t the night I expected it would be. Melissa had a meeting after work tonight. My plan was to get home early, fix some supper for Hadley and me, get some writing in and call it a night early. I’ve been burning a lot

 
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Three strikes, and they’re all out

Published on January 9, 2013 in Baseball

Imagine a political election where no one received enough votes to take office. Some would call that a victory for all Americans. That’s what happened at the Baseball Hall of Fame today. And some are calling it a victory for all Americans. Well, it’s a

 
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You really can’t judge a book by its cover anymore

Published on January 8, 2013 in Books, Life, Writing

I love books. My mom might tell you my relationship with books got off to a rocky start. The way she tells it, I would read a page and then, assuming I was done with it I suppose, I would tear it out of the

 
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Up for the challenge

I took about six weeks off from running shortly after completing my marathon. I was nursing a little tendinitis in my left ankle. I haven’t suffered a serious injury running yet, and I would like to keep it that way. Coincidentally, I took six weeks

 
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Maid to order: my “other duties as assigned”

Published on January 5, 2013 in Life

I try to share with readers my observations of life: the lessons I learn while running, my experience with my nutritionist, my thoughts on the news of the day, that kind of thing. But sometimes, the most profound thing I have to share is simply

 
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I’m not “old,” I’m “classic”

Published on January 4, 2013 in Life, Running

Music is a powerful trigger for the memory. We all have those songs that instantly transport us back to a specific moment in time. First dance songs. Breakup songs. Wedding songs. “Our Song” songs. I don’t usually run with headphones on. But you better believe

 
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Study adds to weighty discussion

Published on January 3, 2013 in Health, Life, Running

I was so surprised when I read this story the other day that I nearly dropped my cheeseburger falling out of my chair. A government study, one we paid for, now suggests that people who are overweight are less likely to die in any given period

 
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