Category Archives: sports

Kenyans Win Boston Marathon

Who and where we come from shapes who we are. Why do some nations produce such unbelievable strings of champions? The men’s and women’s champions at the Boston Marathon today are both from the same country—Kenya. Kenya and its neighbor … Continue reading

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The Power of Showing Up

The lawyer loves to run. Michalis Kalomiris makes his living as an attorney in Athens, Greece, but when he is not in the office, he sweats. He is not a sprinter, but he can run for a long time. He … Continue reading

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Preaching, the Internet and Half-Truths?

Of course it’s true—I found it on the internet! How much confidence do those words inspire in you? My son found a sales position on the web a couple weeks ago. When he went in for the interview a couple … Continue reading

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Invisible Jeremy Lin

Have you ever felt invisible? Jeremy Lin understands. Today Lin is an NBA celebrity. Two weeks ago he was an unknown benchwarmer sleeping on his brother’s couch. He wondered if he was about to be fired for the third time … Continue reading

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Off the Couch

In October 2009 I climbed off the couch. I stretched and stretched and stretched. I psyched myself up. I recalled days of yore when I ran over hills, across meadows, and around the asphalt track again and again and again … Continue reading

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What Do I Smell Like?

Last Monday I ran the 10k course for my upcoming race in Ojai. It was my first time around the 6.2-mile loop. Halfway along I was out of juice and beginning a long incline. I had given up looking at … Continue reading

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