Category Archives: paddling and running

Runs of Consciousness

I sit here on the bank of a river, held by the crook of its arm, inside a bend, dreaming of all that its basin contains, wondering where it begins, hoping to see the fringes of its domain, hoping for … Continue reading

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As I Lay Dreaming

I have not written lately, but not for lack of things running through my mind. Indeed, writing about running, paddling, or nature seems unimportant most of the time. That’s not to say that those things are unimportant. I decided to … Continue reading

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Runs With Deer

The other day I ran with a deer, again.  This particular deer had been spooked by something and preferred to run the same trail I was traveling.  She might have been spooked by me as I was winding my way through … Continue reading

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Have Glutes, Will Travel

I’m at six running days without so much as one twinge of pain in my gluteal area for the last eight days.  What preceded those eight days?  I took two days off work, and had one easy day of work.  Then I … Continue reading

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Blueways, Greenways, and Bloodlines

The stream near my home waits for rain to fill and nourish its residents.  Similarly, my kayak has been idle for a number of weeks during a spring more like summer.  The trails along the stream and in the park nearby, however, have … Continue reading

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Periodization as a Compressed File

I tend to keep a list of tentative races.  It’s always a wish list, really, although not all the competitions on the list are events I have a burning desire to do.  Additionally, not all the competitions are strictly races, … Continue reading

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Tri Again Next Year

More than four years ago I put on my ‘to do’ list a triathlon with a twist.  The twist is that instead of swimming the first leg, competitors paddle kayaks on the partly brackish waters of the Tar River before it drains into … Continue reading

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