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5K challenge #5: Disappointment + inspiration

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t improve my time in the fifth race of the Adams County 5K Challenge. After cutting more than 2.5 minutes last time out, I was hoping to be at least a little faster. … Continue reading

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A wish granted

I can vividly recall a specific moment back in 2007, walking around my parents’ driveway with a heavy heart to match my heavy body,  desperately wanting to believe Dad could beat the cancer we’d all just learned about. “If only he … Continue reading

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‘Just Giving’ in

Should I have set up a “just giving” page to raise money for the American Cancer Society in connection with last week’s 90in9 Challenge? The thought went through my head. And then it went out the other side, because I’m … Continue reading

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Resiliency defined

Ok, this is not funny. Earlier this week I ran a compendium of “fantasy Death Row meal requests” from my collection of “How ‘Normal People’ Eat” interviews — only to discover that one of those people, my friend Elaine, has … Continue reading

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