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July 23, 2019

I was running down a road that begins at the end of our lane one morning.

My feet meet pavement.

My eyes meet rumbling clouds.

Breathing meets sweat and my inner circus of thoughts begin.

Times have changed since my first marathon forty years ago in Athens, Greece. It was...

June 17, 2019

With the sting of the DragonsBack Race in Wales behind me it has been three weeks of recovering, catching up on to-do lists and focusing on the next path my legs would take.....

The Hardrock 100 miler in Silverton, CO in July, is widely regarded as the most difficult hu...

June 12, 2019

If you had told me that one day I would be trudging and running all over Wales in a Five Day 200 Mile Race I would have laughed...but all to often the running gods have something else in mind and you wake up one day at the start line of something you thought you would...

March 20, 2019

It was Sunday morning and of course at this time of the year in Idaho it is rainy and dreary and our two young boys are discontent to say the least.

Here is the gist of my conversation....

"I'm bored" says one of our two boys, 8 year old Russell.

"You have toys, books, ga...

March 18, 2019

There is an old saying that says "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts", but as I sip on my morning Joe, I think "Beware of wooden horses, better yet, burn them lest they trample your heart." Ya well it sounded poetic at the time.

Long, long ago the city of Troy lay under sie...

March 6, 2019

The definition of an attitude is a way of feeling or acting toward a person, thing or situation.

The term 'attitude' refers to an individual's mental state, which is based on his/her beliefs or value system, emotions, and the tendency to act in a certain way. ... Our a...

February 6, 2019

My day begins best when I just get up, lace em' up and go. However, there is enough time to down my coffee and take 5 minutes of silence on my front porch in my rocking chair. It usually involves one of our cats sitting on my lap and enjoying the solitude too. It is ha...

January 10, 2019

This is a story about two vehicles. 

Years ago when I lived in Crested Butte, CO I drove a 1994 Chevrolet Truck. It had a lot of miles on its frame and was rusty in places. The shocks were bad, the tires worn and the exhaust smoke left a telltale trail of my route. The...

May 3, 2018

We were all blood and connected in our roots to each other. An Ehredt, a Flynn, and a Mullane, Tied together through generations of family that had farmed this small corner of northwest IL, we stood for the briefest time in one spot, before a flower bed, before a flag,...

February 27, 2018

His name was Bob. He was from upstate New York, not far from a small village called Manlius.

It was late September of 2010 and I was in the final two weeks of my run across the country. For most of the last 140 days I have been alone each day. I was the crazy guy pushin...

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