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Friday Question: We love them, yeah, yeah, yeah

By | February 7, 2014 1:53 am | 0 Comments


Going off topic for this week’s question. In honor of the 50th anniversary of their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, I asked: What is your favorite Beatles song (& why, if you care to comment)? “Yesterday” It’s one of my favorites and first songs I learn to play on the piano. — Linda Young… View Article

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Earworms inhabiting Erie runners’ heads

By | November 16, 2012 1:49 am | 0 Comments


This week’s question: What’s the last song stuck in your head during a run (or the one you pressed replay on again & again?):  “Sunglasses at night” by Corey Hart— Monica Lewis “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire — Ann Linkimer “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins! — Sarah Rose “Call me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepson… View Article

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Things I found — 3/8/12

By | March 8, 2012 4:18 am | 1 Comment


Put your old kicks to good use Your old running shoes can be turned into material used to build tracks, basketball courts and tennis courts through the Nike Reuse A Shoe program.  It looks like the closest place you can donate is the Nike Outlet store in Grove City, Pa.   __________________________________   Beats you… View Article

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Who needs Van Halen?

By | September 8, 2011 4:25 am | 0 Comments


Tuesday’s blog post “10 racing tips” made me wonder whether it’s better to listen to music while racing or not. Up until a couple weeks ago, I’d have written this whole blog post on how advantageous it is to race with an iPod. In fact, I did write something like that before. What changed my… View Article

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Winding tale of a broken road

By | September 2, 2011 6:30 am | 0 Comments


Take a run over to Lessons From the Lamp Post today for a fun running story (& photo slideshow) by my friend, “Eloise.” I admire her spunk in heading out for a run in nasty weather and I can sympathize with her cell phone drama (remember when I once wrecked my Blackberry by carrying it… View Article

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Download it: “Give it Away” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

By | May 3, 2011 8:55 am | 0 Comments


Today’s “Download It” was chosen to honor Flea, the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist who recently ran his first marathon — the L.A. Marathon on March 20 — to raise funds for music education for children. He finished in 3:53. I know, right? According to, “In a VH1 Behind the Music special the band… View Article

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Download it: “Pain”

By | March 31, 2011 8:25 am | 0 Comments


Don’t forget that tonight is the one-and-only showing of “My Run” at Tinseltown at 7 p.m. Info about that here. OK…now, with that little PSA out of the way, let’s get to today’s “Download it.” I’m going with “Pain” by Three Days Grace because, well, folks, pain has become a close personal friend of mine…. View Article

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Download it: “Cry for Help” by Shinedown

By | December 27, 2010 1:11 pm | 0 Comments


This is a late-in-the-race go-to song for me — it’s my “kick it in” song. I love the fast beat/pace of the song and this line in the chorus speaks to me at the end of the race when it becomes all mental: “Because a mind is a weapon, you see; But you’re not gonna… View Article

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