The dustbin of history

One month ago, July 4th 2013, was the 20th anniversary of the beginning of my running career. What started out as a fun run with a friend turned into high school cross country and track, college cross country and track, marathons, triathlons, bike racing, ultramarathons, and obstacle course racing.

A few months ago when my grandpa moved out of his house and into an apartment he handed me a manila folder stuffed to the gills with decades-old newspaper clippings that mentioned my name, mostly from high school, and mostly involving athletics. I recently took the time to look at them all and scan them into my computer. Here are a few interesting clippings:

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Struggling? Settled? This seems a bit like a backhanded complement, like telling a girl she’s too pretty to kiss.

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In the words of Jonathan Coulton, I crush everything.

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I really wish I still had those socks.