Monthly Archives: July 2013

Plastic Bag

“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?” Firework by Katy Perry I was finishing up a long run, running up Kessler to the World War I Memorial, when I saw a … Continue reading

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Coyote

I like coyotes. At camp this week, I heard them yipping and howling at each other. I had a run some time ago where I was tailing a coyote and he was looking back at me like, “When is this … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the “elimination of ego”

Relax toes. Toes, relax. (Repeat) [my cousin’s advice for a torn calf] Caballo Blanco [from Born to Run by Christopher McDougall] is my co-pilot: – Keep the antelope in sight. – Easy. (Even.) Light. Smooth. Cease striving. [Ecclesiastes] (Run by … Continue reading

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Go Cart

At a recent Boy Scout meeting, the scoutmaster presented a “go bag” that he had put together. This was intriguing to me, because I had recently read “Odds Against Tomorrow,” which is the story of a mathematician/prophet and how he … Continue reading

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The Southern Loop of the KC Marathon

I ran the southern loop of the KC Marathon this morning, with the opening chapters of Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr. on my mind. After the ascent of Sunset Drive to Loose Park (miles 11 and 12), … Continue reading

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In which I tear my right calf

One of the goals of the summer is to put on some miles. Over the past few weeks, I have been bumping up my mileage on the long run with 13, 15, 17, and finally 20 miles this week. I … Continue reading

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