Monthly Archives: May 2017

With a Ten-Foot Pole

There are few sports that elicit more awe in me than the parallel bars at the summer Olympics. As gymnasts combat gravity to fling themselves around the horizontal poles and through the air, it’s immediately clear how strong and flexible … Continue reading

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Surprise! It’s Bike to Work Day

Do you value your safety and personal well-being? No? Well then, have I got a holiday for you: Today’s National Bike to Work Day! Situated smack in the middle of National Bike to Work Month, today’s holiday is meant to … Continue reading

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Songs of Good Cheer

News flash: On Saturday morning, I won the Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Half Marathon. Don’t misunderstand me: I didn’t run it or anything. But I stood on my front stoop in the rain, blasted Bob Seger’s “Against the Wind,” called affirmations … Continue reading

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Well, I’m Soul-ed

I finally did something I said I’d never do. No, I didn’t voluntarily enter a haunted house. No, I didn’t go to Times Square for fun. No, I didn’t fly to Hawaii so these FaceTiming first cousins could finally meet … Continue reading

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Lordy, Lordy: I Did 40

If someone told me they were planning to run a marathon with zero training save for a handful of 5Ks, I’d put the emergency room on speed dial ahead of their inevitable crash and burn. So as I laced up … Continue reading

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Counter-Intuitive Fitness

A lot of what we now know to be true about fitness and weight loss appears at first counter-intuitive: To lose fat, eat more of it. To look slimmer, gain muscle weight. To feel more awake, exhaust yourself with a … Continue reading

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