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Crushed Dreams

Today, in west central Missouri, on May 3rd, I woke up to this: Well, yes, that is my back yard, but I’m referring to the snow! It hasn’t snowed in this area in May since 1907. That’s, like, almost 100 … Continue reading

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Ironman Review and Crushed Dreams

Today I’d like to review Ironman. Not the organization. Not the race. Not even a movie. I’m of course talking about Ironman Aftershave. My dear Mother, who still has an Avon lady, apparently, gave me a tube of Ironman Aftershave … Continue reading

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45 RPMs

It’s official, running with music is faster than running with people talking. For the past several runs I randomly chose to listen to either a podcast or music on my iPod Nano. Although I wore my Garmin, I ran without … Continue reading

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Run Like a Deer

We wake up to gun fire around here at the start of deer season. The season actually starts next Saturday, but there is a special youth hunt today and tomorrow, so I heard the distant rifle booms this morning as … Continue reading

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Tis the Season

Don’t you love this time of year when the leaves starting turning to orange and red, but you can’t see them on your run because it’s still way too dark that early in the morning? I love it too! This … Continue reading

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Red Red Whine

In yesterday’s post I related how I had a bad race in Branson last Sunday. I was pretty disappointed, during, and after, the race. Heck! I’m still a little disappointed right now. But I own that bad race. I talked … Continue reading

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The Big Branson 70.3 Bust

or How Bad Do I Suck at Triathlon? or Time to Start Blogging About Something Else Wow! What a let down. I knew my time wouldn’t be great, but c’mon man! Last Sunday I participated in the Branson 70.3 Ironman … Continue reading

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Branson 70.3 Tomorrow

Today’s the day. Not the day of the race, but the day I get to go over and pick up my race packet and get all checked in for the Branson 70.3. My wife and I will drive over to … Continue reading

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The Grossest Part About Cycling

Today, Labor Day, I got in 56 miles on the bike, completing the 70.3 weekend! Yeah! It got hot out there today. It was 91 degrees when I got back, and I was feeling it. Over the 56 miles I … Continue reading

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14.3 Miles So Far

Friday I swam 2000 meters and today, Sunday, I ran* 13.1 miles. Tomorrow I hope to bike at least 56 miles. That will complete my 70.3 weekend, albeit out of order. As I finished my swim on Friday morning it … Continue reading

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