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laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Dec.01.2009
Did you have a great Thanksgiving? We sure did. Three-quarters of our brood made it to dinner and the missing offspring beamed in for a long Skype visit before we ate. About half of the family made it to the annual Turkey Trot 5K we ran in. Of course we wore our cool custom shirts. Check out...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Nov.06.2009
When I began thinking about running a marathon, all I could think about was finishing.  Survival and enduring 26.2 miles were my one and only concern.  As I begin my early training for the Boston Marathon, it was suggested that strength and speed work would be a good addition to the weekly...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Oct.22.2009
We all have icons in life.  Icons work as a type of shorthand commemorating momentous events, deeply felt emotions, or a state of mind such as hope or gratitude.  Some are handed down by tradition. Others evolve through transformational experiences.  And some just happen.  So when I am asked how...
raymond-mallette's picture
Sep.20.2009
     It's 0530 hrs. The sun hasn't even considered peaking over the horizon on this January morning in Vermont. The shoes are laced on, snugged, and re-laced. The stretching is over and the push-ups and sit-ups were knocked out through the blurred vision of the early riser.     The door to the...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Sep.07.2009
Poetry has always been a source of solace for me.  Stephen Dunn, Pablo Neruda, Billy Collins can make me laugh, feel love's seductress, soothe a wounded heart or caress despair.  So when a friend suggested that I think about participating in an open mike poetry reading, it also challenged me to put...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Aug.30.2009
Fifteen years ago, today, I became a parent.  Twelve days later I cradled my daughter as she took her last breath.  During those twelve days my DNA exploded, realigned and in time reassembled itself into an even more complicated double helix that I still don’t pretend to understand or comprehend. ...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Aug.04.2009
I'm sitting at my desk reading the headlines and drinking a cup of coffee. It's just past 6 a.m., so what I really should be doing is grabbing my keys and heading out the door for my morning run. When I let the dogs out this morning, it was already wet, slappy-washcloth humid, and the idea of...
hally-mcgehean's picture
Jan.13.2009
Six years ago today my father dropped dead of a heart attack while running on the treadmill at the gym. He was 59. He had run his whole life, or at least from the time, at age 7, he ran away from the Catholic orphanage in which he'd been deposited by his widowed mother who could not afford to care...
edmund-jenks's picture
Aug.03.2008
The Big Bear Grizzly front page declaring support to Ryan Hall in his pursuit of Olympic competition. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) 2008America's Mountain High Marathon Hope - Ryan Hall It was right there in the headline of the local paper here in Big Bear Lake – "Run Ryan Run To Beijing...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jul.10.2008
There is something that my friend Kris does that might make you think she is slightly insane.  Sometimes, when I truly contemplate it, I do think just that.  I wonder how she could even begin to do it, this crazy thing, and I wonder about human desire and need and impulse. And stamina.  Mostly...