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Choosing (7.8 miles)

“Reprimands will not bring the waves into line. Anger will not alter the winds. Sadness will not bring back the Gulf Stream. The greatest freedom allotted to any human being is the freedom to choose one’s attitude. Whatever the weather, … Continue reading

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Recovery Running (3.25 miles)

A recovery run is a short, slow run (for me, that’s 3 or 4 miles, at around a ten minute mile) used to shake out your tight muscles more than build any speed or distance,   A “recovery run” is something … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Lunchtime Runner (3.6 miles)

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Tim Tweitmeyer I think this quote really encompasses why I run, and how I define a successful run. … Continue reading

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Car Keys, a Threat of Rain, and Another Bridge (5 miles)

I’ve wanted to see how long of a run I can fit into my lunch hour, and today I decided to aim for 5 miles.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are the only days I can really try to stretch my lunch … Continue reading

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Checking a Bridge Off My List (3.1 miles)

Today was a short, three mile run, since I want to make sure to bring up my millage gradually again.  I headed out without a destination, assuming I would just repeat my run to Washington-Heights.  As I was crossing the … Continue reading

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Under the GW Bridge (5.5 miles)

I’m not exactly sure what it is, but teaching is really stressing me out right now.  I’m very happy with my life at almost all times, except when I’m in front of my classes.  It’s probably a combination of the … Continue reading

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A Two Bridge Lunch (3.87 miles)

So for a variety of reasons I have no desire to go into here, I went into my lunch hour feeling angry, frustrated, helpless, and more than a little depressed.  I was planning on running after work, but decided I … Continue reading

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Friday Lunch Run (3 miles)

I don’t think I’ll always have anything deep, poetic, or even descriptive to say about more routine runs, but since I’m largely keeping this for my own running log, that’s fine by me.  Any readers can feel free to skip … Continue reading

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Warm Legs, Cold Hands (3 miles)

My recent meditations on Spring and the evils of the treadmill must have had an effect on me, because today I spontaneously changed my lunch-hour run: I was in my shorts and tank-top, on my way down to the cardio-room, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Run to La Taqueria (4.75 miles)

Today, on Valentine’s Day, the weather was truly taunting us with its own meteorological love letter as it held out the prospect of spring: when I started my run from the school it was fifty-two degrees and pale-blue skies.  It … Continue reading

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