Guiding a Hero

More than 30,000 people braved the cold, pounding rain this past weekend to participate in the 14th Annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, an iconic course which begins at Centennial Park and weaves its way past some of Nashville’s most recognizable locations – Music Row, the State Capitol, Broadway – and ends at LP Field (home [...]

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Running Toward The Smoke

I, like many, was horrified by the senseless violence at the Boston marathon last week. I knew seven people running it – they all returned home without any physical injuries and told amazing stories of generosity and kindness from strangers.  I’ve been at the finish line twice as a spectator; both times I was there [...]

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Illumination Can Happen, Even In The Dark

I run with Achilles International on Wednesday nights. Achilles is a group that pairs able-bodied athletes with blind or physically-challenged athletes. I ran my first race as a guide just before Thanksgiving this year and the high lasted for days; in fact, I think I’m still on it. Last week, I showed up for a [...]

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My Sixth Sense – I See Opportunity

I am an avid runner and often I hear the call of the trails, enticing me to head into the forest for some exercise and peace of mind. Peace of mind, for me, frequently comes in the form of an outdoor activity. One recent evening I decided on a trail run. It was late summer [...]

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Corporate Fitness

I enjoy staying in shape and have made fitness a part of my lifesytle. I also have made the mistake assuming that others will get the same joy out of hours of exercise that I do. Unfortunately, when not careful, my enthusiasm can result in others feeling they are being pressured to work out: I [...]

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