Falling in Love isn’t a Sprint, it’s an Indy Marathon

In the Spring of 2013, I decided I needed some new challenges, so I put a half marathon on my to do list. I had been told that the Monumental Half Marathon was a fast and flat course, so I signed up and started training until all of the sudden, it was the brisk morning of November 2nd

I headed to the starting line with a few thousand of my closest friends, muttering quietly to myself how crazy it was to not only wake up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday in 35 degree temperatures to run 13.1 miles, but that I PAID to do this to myself. A woman next to me asked me if it I was my first half, and when I told her it was, she gave me a half hug and told me how much I was going to love it. I had to smile at the Hoosier hospitality, but I didn’t believe her. But before I could give it all much thought, we were literally off and running.

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Our Indy is No Mean City

Two weeks ago, we loved Indianapolis. We loved heading to the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings, we loved playing intramural soccer with Circle City Athletics, we loved grabbing a drink at the Libertine, we loved running along the canal. Fast forward to today. Those things are all still here, and we still love them and the community that surrounds them. But as Kate Hudson once said in How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days, “I love you Binky, but I don’t have to like you right now.

We don’t like what’s happening in our state and our city. This isn’t our Indianapolis.

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Solvitur Ambulando: A Recreational Walker’s Guide to Indianapolis

Through the good times and bad.  Heartbreak, hangovers, lunch breaks and lazy Sunday afternoons there are a few past times which never fail to pass the time.  There’s reading, talking to good friends, gardening, drinking beer.  But sometimes you can’t find a good book to read.  Sometimes your friends are jerks.  Sometimes its winter.  And sometimes your drinking habit has spiraled into full blown alcoholism.  Which is why I have another hobby to help get me through these troubled times: recreational walking.

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