Alabama

3 races, 3 states, 40 hours. MS/AL/LA Alabama — 6pm on a Saturday Holly and I left Mississippi and drove a few hours to Orange Beach, Alabama. A few hours in the car after a road race running OVER A BRIDGE means sore, aching hips. (I was equipped with sturdy birthing hips which feel neither particularly […]

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Mississippi

3 races across 3 states in 40 hours. MS/AL/LA. The DEEP south.(check back for. Alabama and Louisiana.) Mississippi — 8am on a Saturday My alarm went off at 5am. My dear hostess Holly PONIED UP and drove me 20 miles along the Gulf Coast to my first race in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. It was a […]

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Georgia – Guns, Revivals and a Cracker Barrel

Valdosta, Georgia. 8am on a Saturday. I drove 5 hours into the night so I didn’t get to fully appreciate the Florida to Georgia highway. In the morning I was able to view it in all its glory. Here’s the highlight: Billboards. So many billboards. In a 5 mile stretch you can buy a gun, sell a […]

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Florida. Roll with it.

Sarasota, Florida. 10am on a Saturday. I wasn’t suppose to run in Sarasota. I was supposed to run in Melbourne. But life happens. I was supposed drive my parents across the state. We had a lunch date with one of our favorite cadets from the class of ’89, spend the night with one of our […]

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Me and My Long Gray Line

I have a Parlor Trick. “I can name 5 of your classmates.” Anytime I come upon a USMA grad, I start off with this game. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it freaks people out.  One time it got me a Yankee double header but that’s another story. Having spent my first 18.5 years at West Point […]

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Lent.

I am not Catholic. Sacrificing for our faith wasn’t a part of our Easter time rituals. (Be clear – there were plenty of pro-faith sacrificing we did. Stay tuned for my “Dress as your favorite Wise Man or Shepherd” Halloween post.) I remember there were a few years my father gave up his beloved daily […]

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Running with Jesus

Recap. Whats this blog really about: I subtitled this blog “Exercise and Edification.” I’m running a road race in all 50 states over the next year+. So far this year I’ve run in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. But running is only part of it. I’m on a journey to discover what I really believe, how to […]

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