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Being thankful in Rome … virtually

I did it! This Canadian Thanksgiving weekend I completed the Conqueror Challenge called St. Francis Way, virtually travelling from Florence to Rome.  I last posted about this personal quest in March, so it’s taken me quite a while, but it’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating spring in the northeast: a pictorial essay

The ice is out of the river, the sun has been shining for three days, and today the entire world has been out enjoying the fine day.  Thanks be to God, to Mother Nature, and to anyone else who might be … Continue reading

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Unexpected benefits of derailed training plans

Seven weeks until the Chicago Marathon.  OMG.  There is no way I am going to get the heralded three 20-mile runs completed, or even three 20-mile walks.  Yesterday I went for an 18 miler and pretty well walked the second … Continue reading

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