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Countdown to the Tough Mudder …

“Tough what?” our friends ask.  “Tough Mudder,” we reply.

“But why?” they mumble.  “Why not?” we respond.

I’ve had some time since tapping the “send” button to reflect on the decision to join legions of people younger than my own children in this craziness, and it boils down to 3 reasons that are easy to articulate and easy to defend. Continue reading



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You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide …

One of the reasons many runners chose to be active and eat “right” is to, ostensibly, enjoy many years of wonderfully good health.  Isn’t that why we tie up our shoes and step out the door rain or shine, after all?  Order a single instead of double scoop of “Chunky Monkey?”  Stop after the second drink?  Certainly, there’s a pay-off for virtuous living.

But, is there?

  • Question:  What do four-time Boston Marathon Champion, Bill Rogers, one of America’s best female distance runners, Jody Hawkins, and our favorite Flying Nun, Sally Field, have in common?
  • Answer:  Osteoporosis.  That’s right.  And they’re not alone.

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