Still Loving Sue

I’m a big fan of hard, pulsing rock and roll music. When I listen, it fills me with energy that’s hard to resist and within a few measures I start moving along with it. If the lyrics speak to me, the song becomes even more powerful and I usually want to sing along. Most of…
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2016 Running Recap

2016 was a great year of physical activity for me and my family, highlighted by running with Carl as he trained for and ran his first marathon. Here’s a recap of the year: I ended up running 1,719 miles in 2016, the most I’ve ever completed in a year! On July 30th I celebrated my…
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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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