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Ten Days!

It’s time for the countdown to begin. Your marathon staff ran the course on Sunday. The good news is there were no surprises. The course is ready, and it’s still 26.2 […]


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Two Weeks!

Just a little over two weeks. People are starting to taper. Whatever that is. Sunday morning – the staff run. The “Dress Rehearsal” for the marathon. We’re pretty busy on […]


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What if?

Saturday night, I was hanging out with a bunch of really old people. I was at my 40-year high school class reunion. (Class of 1974, Chippewa Hills.) Then I got […]


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One month to go!

THIRTY DAYS! The countdown. Too early to taper. This stuff is getting serious! The Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon preparation is in full swing. Yesterday we got the order for […]


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It’s not just 26 miles

Before too long, many of you will once again complete the magical distance, 26.2 miles, that has come to be called a MARATHON. The distance is arbitrary really. Modern-era marathons […]


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Aren’t you afraid?

In 2011 I signed up for my first iron-distance triathlon, the Rev3 at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Not long after that, a friend came up beside me during a […]


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There’s more

  There’s more inside you than you realize. It’s something that I like to remind people over and over. If you’ve been reading my stuff for a few years, you […]


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24,902

An interesting number. If you’re excited about geography or maps or something like that, you know that 24,902 is the number of miles around the world at the equator. But […]


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You’re Stronger Than You Think

A lot of the last three years have been spent trying to get my knees back into good shape for running. I’ve still been doing marathons regularly, but not at […]


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Adventure – the reason we run

Fresh air, cool trails, and marathons all over the world to enjoy. Places to explore that you would never have known about if you didn’t run. I found a “jungle […]


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