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Tough Mudder

Naomi Wilkinson Illustration

Naomi Wilkinson Illustration

In celebration of his upcoming birthday, my father is taking on Wisconsin’s Tough Mudder today, a hardcore 11.8 mile “obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.” Though my dad is an experienced triathlete, this is going to be a toughie, boasting obstacle titles such as the “Electric Eel” and “Firewalker.” Seeing as how the longest race I have ever participated in was a 15k, (and sans climbing walls and barbed wire laden mud pits), I am in total awe of my pops. I couldn’t ask for a more inspiring father! Happy birthday Dad, and good luck to all you Tough Mudders competing today!

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Foggy Day

Robert Singletary
Fog on the Chesapeake Bay, 1979
Ink and pastel with fixative on paper

I enjoyed a befittingly ghostly October run this evening. Four days and counting until the big Lakefront Discovery Run, 15k! I’ve made an attempt at training for the past few weeks, but my race day goal is simply a graceful finish!

Feel free to share, all you runners out there, if you have any race day advice, for before, during or after the run!

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