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stuff ‘round the mill “Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.” – David Sarnoff, COWABONGA! Football is over for a few months! It happens every year, but it still catches me off guard and unprepared! What fishing video will I watch as I spin, or elliptical, or run on my [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Valentine’s Day is a religious tradition for some while for others it’s simple one more excellent reason to lavish your sweetie with CHOCOLATE treats. Whatever your reason get in a GOOD run and CELEBRATE your day and life! And if you don’t have a sweetie have a double [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein Einstein came up with many good metaphors for life! We must keep our balance, we must keep moving…forward not backward! One of the favorite procedures in cycling for long and fast distances is drafting [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill “Get going. Get up and walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” -Ron Hill to Jerome Drayton during the 1970 Boston Marathon YEOOOOW!! IT’S SUPER BOWL WEEKEND! It’s been said that there are folks trying to get Super Bowl weekend made into a National Holiday!?? That makes me [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill When things are going great, plenty of people will stand by you, but it’s the people who will stand by you even when things aren’t going great who count. These are the people who will cheer you on and encouraging you during the toughest times. These are the types of people [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine This very applicable to our running also. If we don’t challenge ourselves we don’t improve! Take a chance! Go farther, run faster, than you ever have before! Try something you think is impossible! [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill Here’s a cool piece of history I’ve never seen or been aware of before. The statue of “The Starter” George Brown who started the Boston Marathon from 1905 to 1937. On race day in Hopkinton there are bleachers and structures galore as you approach the start line. I suspect few have [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill “What are you prepared to give for your dream? If it is not everything…stop pipe dreaming.” – T.F. Hodge I had a dream. It’s not fake news, but it may be a fake dream… It was a Tuesday morning in the month of May in the year of 2037. The 32 [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill When you cross the finish line, no matter how fast or slow, it will change your life forever – Dick Beardsley I have a concern about runner etiquette as it applies to FB. Let’s say you’re out driving in your car and you pass a runner you know well. You smile [...]

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stuff ‘round the mill New Year’s Eve Morning at Smithfield Beach is perhaps our most controversial traditional gathering. Some think it was New Year’s Day, few know for sure, and fewer really care. Compound that with River Road being closed occasionally due to weather conflicts therefore change of days, it makes it hard to determine [...]

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