Category Archives: This is who we are

The D.O.C. Needs a Dark, Brooding, Imperfect, Badass-Wannabe Like Me

You may have noticed that I don’t write quite so much about diabetes here as I used to. (About my diabetes, that is.) If you and I are friends on the The Facebook, you might have also noticed that I … Continue reading

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The Truth Comes Out

Lisa and I were discussing a college classmate who was seeking some inspiration/accountability on Facebook to get herself to the pool. This particular friend exercises a lot—I mean a lot—and when I mentioned her obsession extreme exercising habits, Lisa said, … Continue reading

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2014 Boston Marathon in Pictures

It was a beautiful day to watch the marathon—our first real spring day—and it was a fantastic race. There was so much excitement in the crowd at Natick Common—which was bigger than usual—and then (back at my desk) watching Meb … Continue reading

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Emmylou

On Sunday night, Lisa and I saw Emmylou Harris in concert. We’ve seen her in concert a couple of times before, but this time was very, very special. It was everything I had ever wanted in an Emmylou concert. Daniel … Continue reading

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Cowboys and East Indians

Despite only living in Wyoming full-time for three years, it’s where I say I’m from. After 15 years in Iowa, Wyoming is where I really came to life. My first summer in Wyoming before school started saw me climb my … Continue reading

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This Is Triathlon. It’s What You Do.

I was walking my bike to the shuttle after the the Timberman Ironman 70.3 race yesterday when I had a “moment.” I had just talked briefly with Patricia Brownell‘s husband at her team’s tent. Once again—as seems usual for us—we … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K

I love Couch to 5K. I think the idea behind it is fantastic. “You want to be healthier? You want to get moving? You want to do it in a sustainable way? Great! Here’s a gentle plan that will get … Continue reading

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Back to the Pool: A Story in Four Acts

I. Between being sick and the high school being closed for spring break, today was my first day back at the pool since the 10th. I had gotten a little used to sleeping in—all the way to 5:30—but I was … Continue reading

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2013 Boston Marathon

I don’t want to inject myself into today’s events, but I can’t ignore them either. Like every year, I had been looking forward to the Boston Marathon for quite a while. Patriots Day (a.k.a., Marathon Monday) is my favorite day … Continue reading

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Tin Ear

(Image from Eknath Gomphotherium) This post is for the hypochondriacs out there. You’re welcome. Lisa says the high-pitched, continuous ringing in my ears that I mostly hear in quiet environments (or like right now when I listen for it) isn’t … Continue reading

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ACT UP Against Diabetes?

I’ve been spending a lot of time in my basement recently as the long winter months s-l-o-w-l-y slouch toward spring. Because of the snow, I seem to do all of my bicycling down there, not to mention a good deal … Continue reading

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Repeal It

I originally wrote this post last Friday night and then, in a moment of doubt on Saturday morning, unpublished it. It wasn’t that I didn’t completely believe in the argument; I just wanted to make sure that it was the … Continue reading

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Just Do It… No Matter What

For some reason, stories like this one about BethAnn Telford, who ran the Marine Corps Marathon with brain cancer yesterday just two weeks after competing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, are really getting to me lately. I … Continue reading

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Death Valley or Bust

Supposing that you read this on the morning that it was posted, I’m on my way to Las Vegas or already there. I’ll be spending the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon with Victoria, mon amie du … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends – Back to School Edition

There’s been a lot going on in my life, but little of it is important enough on its own to warrant a full post. And the big stuff is all really big. Perhaps if I write about all of the … Continue reading

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