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Healthy Living

June 24, 2011
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As I’ve said and implied many times before, I am a beast of the hoof: if my legs or feet are permanently incapacitated for some reason, there’s no point in continuing to live. Although I’m far from that stage, I have had some setbacks this month. My trip to Ulleungdo and Dokdo left me...
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Greatest Fears

March 18, 2011
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Naturally, for one who has spent a great deal of time abroad, I have many recurring fears involving being thrown into unfamiliar potentially dangerous situations. But perhaps my most prevalent worry is being dependent on others, especially my family. Although I generally enjoy spending time with friends and crashing at home on occasion to...
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Where I Am, Running-Wise

October 30, 2010
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I haven’t blogged about running in a while. For someone who claims to be a runner first, and a traveler seconder, I haven’t been fulfilling my obligations. Maybe that should be a Facebook profile option: “Who are you? Runner, traveler, writer, lover, fighter, sleeper, preacher…?” Interests are one thing, but how do you define...
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DMZ International Peace Marathon

September 10, 2010
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DMZ International Peace Marathon

Cheorwon will be hosting the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) International Peace Marathon on September 12th, 2010, the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Distance Full (42.195 km), Half (21.0975 km), 10 km Starting Time 9:00 AM, Sept 12th, 2010 Location Gosukjeong, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do Transportation Free shuttle buses will be available at Seoul Station, Jamsil Main...
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Barefoot Running Progress

November 3, 2009
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Barefoot Running Progress

I finally have a chance to blog on my latest evolution in running: barefoot style. After reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and learning of Barefoot Ted’s Adventures, I decided to shuck the shoes, start at zero mileage, and feel the effects of this natural form of athleticism. My legs still feel a...
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Running Along the Whanganui River

September 17, 2009
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Running Along the Whanganui River

There’s an endless debate going on in Wanganui, New Zealand. No, I’m not misspelling anything; the region and the river both hold the name Whanganui, but the city has been without the “h” for some years. Apparently, there’s always an opinion in the Wanganui Chronicle (NZ’s longest running newspaper) as to whether the town...
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Austin Freescale Marathon, May 2005

August 5, 2009
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Here’s my account of the 2005 Austin Freescale Marathon, formerly the Motorola Marathon, now the Austin Marathon. You can view the results here. Sorry about the American standard of measurements – I still think in miles instead of kilometers. One comment for the running cynics. I know you all wonder why people do this...
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Boston Marathon, April 2006

August 5, 2009
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I’m sitting on a Delta aircraft heading to Atlanta precisely 24 hours after the start of my first Boston Marathon. What a city. I flew in at night, and as such didn’t get the view, but that certainly changed on dawn Sunday morning. Beacon Hill, city hall, old lighthouses and churches, I couldn’t believe...
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Nagasaki Bayside Marathon

August 1, 2009
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Nagasaki Bayside Marathon

At some point on Sunday my heart stopped. My soul left my body, began floating into the beyond, when it suddenly glimpsed me continuing to pound the pavement because that's my purpose on this Earth. I am a runner. Evidently, I am also a masochist. And I believe the most...
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