Archive | Running

04 November 2008 ~ 1 Comment

A Most “For-Bearing” Run … Animals Seen While Running #4

Pardon the title's pun – I just couldnt resist. Puns are a part of my life. You know, classic ones like "When the fog clears, it won't be mist"! Or, "The man addicted to brake fluid said he could stop anytime!" (That's one of my favorites.)
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20 August 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Where the Deer & the Antelope Play… Animals Seen While Running #5

For the past 20 years, we have seen deer sparingly throughout our neighborhood. So it should not be a great surprise that deer would be on my list of animals seen while on the running circuit.
Sometimes it might be rounding a corner and there they are. Or I might hear them in the woods first. [...]

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11 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

A Horse and His Dog! Animals Met While Running #6

If you are familiar with the Chronicles of Narnia, there is a book in them called A Horse and His Boy. It's about Shasta and Bree and the whole crew. Cool book. If the movie versions of The Chronicles continues to be successful, you will hear about it.
My encounter is entitled A Horse and [...]

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05 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Snakes on a Run! Animal #7

Snakes on a run? Not really. I’ve actually had only a few “close encounters” with them. In all of my running years, that’s a pretty amazing statement. Given that, here is my ’snake running’ moment:
First, there have been numerous times I’ve come across snakes that “should have been quicker when crossing the road”. If I have to see [...]

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24 July 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Animals Encountered While Running – #9

Okay, anytime you see the “Cool Running” logo you know it’s one of these Top Ten animals things. So, you can “pass” on it if you are simply repulsed by running. (The logo is my favor to you running haters!)
And the number NINE animal I have  discovered while running … see below…

Not just [...]

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15 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments


I was running the other day and heard the sound of “approaching hoofbeats”. No, it wasn’t the apocalypse. It wasn’t even horses. Instead, it was number 10 on my list of animals I’ve met while running. It got me thinking about the different kinds of animals I have come across in my 30+ years of [...]

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14 May 2008 ~ 1 Comment

The ‘Ups and Downs’ of The Country Music Half Marathon

What a joy it was to run my first half marathon in three years just a few weeks ago! Several injuries and a knee surgery have kept me from running races of any length for quite some time. But I got back in the saddle at the Country Music! I last ran the Country Music [...]

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10 May 2007 ~ 1 Comment

The Long Way Back

Let me brag a moment. I’ve been blessed with the love of running for 29 years this summer. Have run in several marathons including one in Chicago with 40,000 marathoners. That’s 26.2 miles for those who don’t know (Please don’t ask anyone who says they have run a marathon "How long was that marathon?" All [...]

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