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Earth Day Run Number Five

We people just like to benchmark time and accomplishment. Birthdays and anniversaries demand cake, gifts, flowers, or all of the above. Running events also mark their milestone years, and this past Saturday I ran the 15th annual Earth Day Half … Continue reading

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Running Through 2013

Here we are, January 2, 2014. In many ways the past year slipped by quickly, and now I’m overdue for my obligatory review of the past year and goals for the new. As I’ve done since I started blogging, I … Continue reading

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A State Fair Morning Run

Air thick with moisture and heat, nearly tropical in proportion, coupled with the first rays of sun in the East. Temperatures already in the 80′s and forecast to reach the upper 90′s by day’s end. To a Minnesotan – to … Continue reading

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Brisket-Fed 10K Run

When you think barbecued brisket, Minnesota might not be the first place that comes to mind. Okay — perhaps it’s about the last. But we had a pretty amazing hunk of meat on Friday. This slow-grilled brisket certainly wasn’t an … Continue reading

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And then I ran the Minneapolis Marathon

I’ve been known to say the cows never cooperate when I have a big event coming or somewhere I need to be. This weekend, however, they proved me wrong. (Apparently they were secretly rooting for my marathon too?) We’ve had … Continue reading

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