Monthly Archives: July 2017

Consistent also-ran persists despite 1-43 record in friendly rivalry

How does it feel to get beat by the same guy 42 years in a row? I’ve been to many a Swiss Days Race over the years, but this was a plot line that eluded me until my dad, who … Continue reading

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Charleston tackles climate change

    Wading into the Atlantic over the weekend off Sullivan’s Island, S.C., I was stunned by the warmth of the water. At times the waves crashing over us felt almost … hot. I wasn’t just imagining things. The water … Continue reading

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Colleen’s report on working out with a world-record holding personal trainer

Hi, it’s Colleen again. It has certainly been a long time since I’ve put my two cents on this blog. The first time I wrote a blog post for Mom I was 10 years old. Next month, believe it or … Continue reading

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A startling ‘use it or lose it’ realization

For years, this simple quad stretch was part of my pre-run routine. Then I got to feeling pressed for time and my stretching routine pretty much shrunk down to a single maneuver: that calf stretch where you push against your … Continue reading

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Reframing the obstacle

Earlier this year I wondered if it was better to try to “run through” plantar fasciitis or take a couple months off to help heal my heel. Now I’ve got a chance to try the road not taken, as I’ve … Continue reading

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