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Chasing Children: Reflections From a Father

“Chase me, Daddy!” Greyson calls out in his sweet, two-year old voice. “Chase me!” His brothers follow in unison. “Chase us, Daddy!” I’ll pretend like I don’t hear them as their anticipation begins to rise. Then, in a sudden movement, I’ll jump up and watch them scatter in three different directions, laughing as they run. We usually end up wrestling in a pile on the floor. They could do this for hours. I wish I could say the same. I […]

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Why Race?

The Wrightsville Beach Marathon was envisioned by local running coach, Tom Clifford in 2009. The race has since become a March staple here in Wilmington, North Carolina and is recognized as one of the best marathon and half-marathon events in the region drawing over two thousand participants from all walks of life to convene on our beautiful, coastal town. This year, I will do something uncharacteristic of myself: I will experience the event from the other side. Rather than participate, I will become a spectator. There’s something deeply […]

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Seeking Saturday: Running With Perserverance

In 2010, I fell in love with the sport of triathlon. The year before, Liz was part of a relay team at a local ‘sprint’ triathlon, a shorter distance race for both competitive and novice participants. When I went to watch the race, I wondered, “Could I?” In 2010, I competed in 2 races, 11 in 2011 including a Half Ironman (70.6 miles), and 9 in 2012.  However, this year, I decided to take some time off from competitive racing […]

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