Category Archives: trail running

Enjoy….true confessions

Today’s Life-Cise Daily Tip is “Enjoy yourself!” It’s a phrase I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. And it’s an idea I’ve been experimenting with in my own workouts. You know me – I’m a pretty driven, intense exerciser most of … Continue reading

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Virgil Crest 100 – again

Over the weekend, I tried once again to run the Virgil Crest 100 Mile Ultramarathon. And, once again, I did not succeed. I dropped out at mile 57-ish. But this race report is not about failure. This is about fun … Continue reading

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It All Depends On How You Look At It

In my continuing quest to finish a 100-mile foot race, I have been logging in some long runs. Over this past holiday weekend, I was out on the trails, ticking off the miles. Not enough, not what I had planned. … Continue reading

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Lower Hudson 100K (and the things I learn while running)

Last weekend I tried to run 100K from Bear Mountain to the George Washington Bridge. I tried, I really tried. But some days, it just doesn’t happen. That doesn’t mean failure, though. This wasn’t really a race, just an informal … Continue reading

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Be Better Than This! (Bear Mountain Race Report)

Aargh – another DNF! (that’s Did Not Finish for my non-racing friends) For the first time, I didn’t make a cutoff time. I’m a slow runner, so I’m always chasing the cutoffs, and I have DNFed voluntarily because of illness/blisters, … Continue reading

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Be Kind

This post doesn’t really have anything to do with exercise or cancer or injury or motivation or any of the usual things I write about. But this has been on my mind a lot in the last week. Kindness. Real … Continue reading

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A Short Trip Back In Time

Yesterday morning – beautiful, warm, sunny, Spring(!) – I walked down my driveway to get the paper. My plan was to sit on my deck, drink my coffee, read the paper, and soak up a little of that sunlight before … Continue reading

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View from the Back of the Pack

I was home last week to visit my dear parents. We got in some nice walks, checked in on some of the neighbors (doing well), and, oh yeah, I ran a 30 mile trail race. Central Illinois pulled out all … Continue reading

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Off To The Races

Before I run my marathon this summer (for Above & Beyond Cancer), I have to run 70 miles. I leave today for India where I’ll be running a 4-day, 70-mile race through the foothills of the Himalayas. First, though, I’ll … Continue reading

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Looking Toward The Next Goal

I’m taking a break from packing. I’ve got running clothes spread all over my living room. I’m running a race this weekend – the Virgil Crest 100 Mile. I’m organizing my favorite clothes, drink flavors, and food into drop bags … Continue reading

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