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My Protector Wore a Hat to Church

I woke up smiling today. Oh, how I wish I could have gone back to sleep so I could spend more time with her. The dream was so real. I was my age now, but she was still the age … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan – Part II

[This is continuation of a story that couldn’t be told in just 700 words] I was trembling and sobbing with both hands gripping the steering wheel – feeling humiliated and terrified as I focused on my attacker arrogantly jogging from … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan – Part I

As I pull into the dirt parking lot at Chatfield, I feel a tingle rise up the back of my neck and then I physically shiver – it’s that whole-body kind of shiver and it’s not from the brisk early … Continue reading

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The End of the Line

Here is where the sidewalk ends.  “It’s not passable this time,” I think as I stop short at the edge of the water at about mile three of my regular seven-mile loop that takes me through the state park and … Continue reading

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The Law of Running

Sometimes the run shows us just how human we really are. The sound of my alarm startles me awake at 5:30 a.m. I’m confused.  What day is it? Ah, yes, it’s Sunday.  Today is my last 22-miler before the 2015 … Continue reading

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Jesus is My Valentine

Everything is frozen.  The dirt beneath my feet.  The scrub oak at my ankles.  The air I’m exhaling from my mouth.  I realize I’m running much too fast for the workout that’s scheduled, but I cannot help myself.  I am … Continue reading

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For the Love of Running

It’s Thursday.  Speed day according to my tried-and-true Hal Higdon training schedule ever-present on my refrigerator.  I consider myself a purist when it comes to training – non-technical and simple.  I love the feeling of crossing off the day’s training … Continue reading

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