Big Shoulders 5K — Or Not

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“Celebrate we will Because life is short but sweet for certain.” “Two Step”, by Dave Matthews   In the week leading up to the race, things were looking a bit grim: The race director kept assuring us the race would go on – it had only been cancelled once (once!) in the last 19 years. All plans were still a…

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2018 Race Schedule, Or This is What 58 Looks Like

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I’m turning 58 (58!) in a few short weeks. I don’t feel that age (does anybody, ever?!) except for a few things I’ve noticed:  it takes longer to recover from a hard workout.  The days of scarfing an entire medium pizza without gaining an ounce? Yeah, gone (dang).  And I’m hearing those whispers from the Universe more frequently, subtly &…

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MdS Peru: Contaminated Water, Inept Race Management + Grace, Kindness and the Magic of New & Good Friends

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Part I: The Race There are well-known risks in signing up for a first-year race: 1) race director could cancel the race and run off with your registration fees, or 2) the race organization could make “first-timer” mistakes that screw up the event. I’ve experienced both (ugh!) — but as MdS Peru was marketed as part of the long-running, well-established…

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