Dear Diary, Running

Dear Diary 014: Winter Running and Yellow Attack Hug Memories

1 Comment 20 December 2010

There was a couple running together on a country road. They were chatting while the woman’s long ponytail bobbed obediently behind her. The sight of them made me shudder. I prefer to run alone. Last week I found every song in my iTunes library that had the word “run” in the title and made a [...]

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Dear Diary 013: Post-Cyclocross Depression

10 Comments 17 December 2010

[Lede photo by PDXcross] The cyclocross high is wearing off and the hangover is heavy. In January I’ll go to California and get 5 more races in, but I might as well be a junkie at a methadone clinic. I know it’s ending. It won’t be the same. It will just keep me from jumping [...]

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Dear Diary 012: A Twig Snapping

3 Comments 16 November 2010

Cyclists crash all the time. I realize I’m not special. But hitting the ground the way I did 12 days ago – and what happened in the time that it took me to get to the pavement – jarred me in a way that other accidents haven’t. In my description of the crash I write [...]

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Dear Diary 011: The Solitude of Mountains

2 Comments 13 November 2010

I’ve been escaping to Bend. Almost weekly. Beyond amazing coffee, good friends and more than 10 breweries from which to choose, there’s a distinct brand of Quiet. It’s two days every week when I can go without talking to anyone. When I can sit in a mostly-empty living room and read books without a single [...]

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Dear Diary 010: Floodgates

Comments Off 16 July 2010

You better believe that when I’m quiet for this long there’s bound to be a crack in the dam forming. Summer’s been like pow! Yellow rays and warm breeze and wrapped in sweat and light and heat and adventure. So the world lights up with long days and the people come outside and run around [...]

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Dear Diary 009: Summertime Fat Cat Dreams

3 Comments 16 May 2010

Dreamy Fat Cat Escapes I had a dream that I went on vacation and took the cats with me. I insisted on carrying them everywhere and eventually lost them. I don’t usually interpret or write down dreams, but this one came after I calculated that I will have traveled away from home this year for [...]

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