2016 Twin Cities Marathon

My alarm went off at 5:30 and I ate the same meal I eat every morning before a long run. Sue was planning to drive as close as she could to US Bank Stadium before dropping me off. There was frost on the windshield so we sat and shivered in the vehicle while we waited…
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Wild Hog Marathon Weekend 2016

A very important event took place recently in Grand Forks. Many of my friends have been talking about it for months. We’ve planned for it. We’ve prepared for it. We participated in it. Last night we celebrated it. What am I talking about? Grand Forks Marathon weekend, of course! Races always bring runners together, but…
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Our Children Are Watching Us!

We watch our children, but you know what, they also watch us! This has always been one of the most frightening parts about being a parent for me. They watch closely when we say please and thank you. They watch with little eyes and learn when we are kind to a stranger in need. Unfortunately,…
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It’s Been A Long Journey; 10,000 Miles Of Running!

It was spring 2009. I had been walking our new dog Maxie for miles every evening through the previous winter. Maxie was and still is a crazy, willful dog who wants to go 100 miles per hour every time she leaves the gate. I had fought with her about who was in control every step…
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The Summer Of “Grease”

Yesterday was a warm summer day. I was driving down the highway, and like I sometimes do, I had the windows down rather than use the air conditioner in my pickup. It’s hard for others to imagine why I enjoy getting a continuous rush of noisy, hot air across my face, but I understand it…
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