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Day 5 began with the greatest run of my life: 13 miles (and…

Day 5 began with the greatest run of my life: 13 miles (and 2500’ of climbing) from Eixample up along Carretera de les Aigües, an urban running trail like none other: graded dirt, jasmine spilling over old stone walls, fields … Continue reading

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The first time I laced up to train for a marathon was 2012, when…

The first time I laced up to train for a marathon was 2012, when I joined @wellnessintheschools’s marathon team on a lark. The longest I’d ever run before was 7 miles, and that was only because I’d gotten lost in … Continue reading

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Every single body in the city is out tonight. Afropunk Fest,…

Every single body in the city is out tonight. Afropunk Fest, #E24X, a dozen newlyweds, firefighters icing the knee of a boy who fell off his bike, “so many 1st birthday parties out here, everybody was gettin busy in the … Continue reading

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Poor

“That’s how you can tell someone’s poor.” My babysitter pointed slyly at the neck of the boy sitting ahead of us in the bleachers. We were at a basketball game at her high school, a small public school in a … Continue reading

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Poetry

Just inside the gate of a garage in Greenpoint, a wiry man with gray hair and a deep-set scowl sits on an upturned bucket. He spits on the ground as I approach. “I’m not fucking sheep!” he yells, shaking his head … Continue reading

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The ecstasy of shuffle serving up “Moby Dick” live just in time…

The ecstasy of shuffle serving up “Moby Dick” live just in time for that last interval…. #mywhitewhale #ledzeppelinforever #speedwork #whyirun #strava #marathontraining @wellnessintheschools http://ift.tt/1LUamuQ via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1dJGGBy

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You may learn to sleep through sirens and the screams of…

A video posted by George Weld (@georgeweld) on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:31am PDT You may learn to sleep through sirens and the screams of neighbors and the crash of garbage cans being thrown to the curb, but a bird … Continue reading

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Dignity

From somewhere up the bike lane I could hear a man bellowing, his voice funneled my way by construction walls and buildings as he came rolling up the street. “Fuck you! I hate it! I hate the fucking motorcycles and … Continue reading

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James Wright, “Breakfast”

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May you all feel the way about the person you love that I feel…

May you all feel the way about the person you love that I feel about this one, a dumb breathless love that smothers cynicism and fills you with wonder, a love that’s undiminished over this first 17ish years of marriage. … Continue reading

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