Tag Archives: Fitness

Peer Pressuring My Inner Couch Potato

The goddess Nike is famous for uttering the line “Just do it!” when she created running shoes and bestowed them upon mankind for the first time, Modern Philosophers. Believe it or not, even though those immortal words play on a … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I Be Invincible, Too?

I’m beginning to wish that I could be invincible, too, Modern Philosophers. I’ve given it a lot of thought, and the only reasonable explanation I can come up with for why people refuse to wear masks during a pandemic is … Continue reading

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A Madman Running Into A Storm

Anyone who knows me either in real life, or via my loquacious online persona, knows I am an introvert, who hates change and making any sort of major decisions, but truly loves running in the rain. As a result, today … Continue reading

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It’s Harder To Hit A Moving Target

One of the best things about going back to my regular job, Modern Philosophers, other than hanging that Mandalorian sign on my office door, has been getting to see old friends again after almost three months. The other day, I … Continue reading

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Running Is The New (Human) Dodgeball

I’ve been going through the blog’s online mailbag this week, Modern Philosophers, since the interns aren’t allowed at The House on the Hill in compliance with the governor’s stay at home order. Not that they ever paid much attention to … Continue reading

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Sunshine Does Not Negate Social Distancing!

I’m a bit pissed off at my fellow man right now, Modern Philosophers. Don’t worry.  I’m probably not angry at any of you.  Unless, of course, you were out on the river walk this morning during my run. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Running To Do Something

It was a rough week at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers, as I tried to adapt to life in the time of the Coronavirus. Sure, the social distancing is right up my quirky introvert alley, but that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Social Distancing From Anxiety

I know times are changing because of the Coronavirus outbreak, Modern Philosophers, but some things can still remain the same. Sunday mornings are for long runs.  I’m well aware that we are supposed to be practicing social distancing, but my … Continue reading

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Coping With The Death Of My Fitbit

I’m not very good at dealing with loss, Modern Philosophers.  After years of rooting for the Jets, you’d think I’d be used to it by now, but it still gets to me. Maybe I’m an introvert because if I lock … Continue reading

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Searching For Motivation In The Snow

My love/hate relationship with running has taken on an “I think we should see other people” status recently, Modern Philosophers. Winter is always a difficult time to stay motivated with my running program.  I always used to take winters off, … Continue reading

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