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The great thing about running is that even when the marathon…

The great thing about running is that even when the marathon you’ve spent 4 months preparing for is canceled 20 minutes before it starts, by the first mile of your consolation lap your disappointment is washed away by the simple … Continue reading

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We got us a winter #weatheriswilderness #eastriver (at Grand…

A video posted by George Weld (@georgeweld) on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:13am PST We got us a winter #weatheriswilderness #eastriver (at Grand Ferry Park) via Tumblr http://ift.tt/16MoXXQ

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On “Wintry Mix”

On “Wintry Mix”: newyorker: Kathryn Schulz writes: Like its animal-kingdom analogues, cockroaches and rats, wintry mix showed up in the big city, looked around, and saw that it had found its spiritual home. It is in cahoots with cabbies and … Continue reading

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In my alternate life, I live on a Cape Dory on Newtown Creek….

In my alternate life, I live on a Cape Dory on Newtown Creek. #goodmorning #whyirun #turnaround #greenpoint #birds #NewtownCreek (at Newtown Creek) via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1wDZIvt

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Knocked out the first 2/3rds of a 20 miler at the…

Knocked out the first 2/3rds of a 20 miler at the @newyorkroadrunners Fred Lebow Half Marathon, then ran home from Central Park for the last 7. Two rounds of Harlem Hill with @ryan_haney egging me on made the Wmsburg Bridge … Continue reading

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A day-saving run in sleet

The best way to accommodate myself to bad weather, I find, is to go run in it. The sleet or rain or violent wind makes what might have been an uneventful run into an adventure. When you live in a … Continue reading

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Gorgeous photo essay on cold weather surfing. Wish I could surf….

Gorgeous photo essay on cold weather surfing. Wish I could surf. And I kind of wish it were this cold. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/17qJf9p

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Poem for the Old Year

For the new year, Tessa Rumsey’s “Poem for the Old Year.” I’ve loved this poem unreasonably since I read it at the desk of my first job in New York 16 years ago. Happy New Year! Poem for the Old … Continue reading

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From the archives: 7 Years War

From the archives: 7 Years War: You’re digging through the closet, trying to find a power strip, when you stumble across your old electric guitar. Your daughter wanted a guitar for Christmas and you didn’t get her one, but maybe … Continue reading

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When you’re the son of a preacher, your childhood…

When you’re the son of a preacher, your childhood Christmas mornings can be rushed & stressful. So our Christmas breakfast tradition was not a leisurely meal at a heavily-laden table but a Sara Lee butter streusel coffee cake from the … Continue reading

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