Running With Angels

So I ran the Austin Half Marathon this past weekend. And, sure, “run” may be the wrong word but at least I was there. Where were you? I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to really say that I feel as though I’m a runner. But I’ve come to learn that I love the feeling I get when I run.…

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I’m Bawling. Not Bowling.

In the last twelve months I have run a half-marathon, run a ten-mile race, and finished a full marathon. Slow? Yes. But I finished. And I finished without any significant injuries. Maybe that’s why I am so incredibly frustrated as I sit here in the most pain I have endured in recent years – all thanks to my most recent…

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Reid’s Running a Marathon

January 1, 2011. 1-1-11. One-one-one-one. With all these ones, there’s one thing that’s been bugging me all day. I don’t make resolutions and I’m feeling left out. Don’t get me wrong, I am routinely setting and working on goals. I like to think of myself as wanting to improve and experience new things. And, yes, there have even been times…

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Yes Man

The other day I was talking to my college son about an intern opportunity that landed in his lap for consideration. After he shared all the details about it including the time commitment, the specific work he’d be doing, my reply to him was to remember that (and I quote) “Sometimes, the hardest thing to know is when to say…

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Roman Holiday

Spoiler alert: This article contains warm-fuzzy commentary. If warm-fuzzy isn’t your thing, consider yourself warned. My two youngest kids recently travelled with me to Italy so I could run my first marathon in Rome. Why Rome? Well, I’m not a runner but I’ve long been intrigued both by Italy and the concept of doing a marathon. So the idea of combining…

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My Metric Mess

It’s payback time for me. All that daydreaming I did back in fourth grade when Mrs. Paseka was teaching my class about the metric system is coming back to haunt me. “I’ll never use this stuff!” I told my mother. That comment didn’t help the situation. It only led to a lecture on the importance of “learning how to learn, blah,…

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