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To race or not to race

February 23, 2018
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To race or not to race

With apologies to William Shakespeare, “To race or not to race, that is the question” is one that every runner, especially beginners, asks themselves. Unless you are a professional (which leaves out the other 99.9%…

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Numbers, numbers, numbers

February 16, 2018
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Numbers, numbers, numbers

 OK, all you sports fanatics I know you are into numbers. If it’s baseball it’s RBI, ERA, K, HR, IP etc. If it’s basketball it’s AST, STL, BLK etc. If it’s football it’s TD, Rec,…

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Reasons to run in the cold (or how I survive winter in NE Ohio!):

February 9, 2018
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Reasons to run in the cold (or how I survive winter in NE Ohio!):

Running outside in the winter in NE Ohio is never easy but, with the right motivation, it can be satisfying: No crowded trails! No kidding, who else is crazy enough to bundle up, face the…

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Things only runners say:

February 2, 2018
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Things only runners say:

Oh, I can’t go to that, I’ve got a long run tomorrow! It could be true, on the other hand, it might mean you don’t want to go to: the ballet, your mother in laws birthday…

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Treadmills (Ugh)

January 26, 2018
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I hate treadmills! Well, maybe that’s a little strong. Let’s say that I see treadmills as a necessary evil. When you live in the northern states, like it or not, treadmills are necessary so maybe…

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Runners vocabulary – explained.

January 19, 2018
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Runners vocabulary – explained.

There are many terms that are regularly used by members of the running community but that may be baffling to non runners. So, someday when you happen to be talking to a runner, here’s a…

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So it’s winter!

January 12, 2018
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Well it’s finally Winter (with a capital W) here in northeast Ohio again. Now I have to hear the constant complaint about how cold it is and “when is spring going to come?” and “have…

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018.

January 5, 2018
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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018.

Most people “ring in” the New Year. I, conversely, “run in” the New Year. For many years now I have participated in a New Years Eve run at a few different venues. Living here in…

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Happy New Year

December 29, 2017
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Well, it’s that time of year again. The pressure is on! Got to make that list of New Years Resolutions! You did it last year and the year before that and the year before that…

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Merry Christmas

December 22, 2017
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my wine drinking friends. Merry Christmas to all of my beer drinking friends. Merry Christmas to all of my sober friends. Roger HollisAir Force veteran, veteran of 30+ years in the…

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