The Bard's Contrarian Bar

We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”;  I am here to do just that. The Bard's Contrarian Bard serves as a vessel to project my passions and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and read on.

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Progress Report: A Dream Deferred.

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– and then run? Does it stink like rotten...

Hall of Famers Among Us

One of the themes of this blog is that running will make better people out of us. I would like to share the stories of two exemplary...

Here’s Mud in Your Eye

Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of...

Progress Report: Hudson River Ramble

Admit have not posted for over a week, Admit have not maintained my training regimen over the same week. Admit daughter Brett and...

Ride a Painted Poney

Prologue: No one has ever asked me why I interview the folks I do, or even where I find them. Suffice it to say I love runners and their...

Mountain Man Mystery Solved

Having to provide the identity of my last Who is that Runer? post is kind of like having to explain a joke you just bombed with. Granted,...

A step in the right direction

Had a near perfect run this morning. Four miler. No foot pain. No hip or groin pain. No anaerobic stretches. No fatigue. Giving my new...

Progress Report

To the best of my knowledge there are only three ways to get into the New York City Marathon: 1) qualify on the basis of time; 2) enter...

From Clydesdale to Ironman

Meet the Halls Jeff Hall (age 51) and his wife Elsie live in Surprise, Arizona. Both are avid runners and bike riders. Jeff is a soon to...

Not quite all about running

In February 1992 Bernice Wagner and I decided to have a go at being partners for life. For 19 years we loved, supported and defined each...

Run For Your Life Launch Pad

In the year 2010, 144 people aged 70 to 74 celebrated their longevity by completing the New York City Marathon.  In the year 2012 I will...

 

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