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Jeff Edmonds
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Why Do We Choose to Suffer?
"The strenuous life tastes better." -William James * * * Effort is the currency of endurance sport and of course of life itself. There is a thin but essential line between effort and suffering - at the maximum intensity of effort, this line is thinnest, b...
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The Running Bum as Sad and Admirable
There is a thread on the letsrun.com message board right now about whether running bums are sad or admirable . I find the thread sort of fascinating because you can't really separate out the sadness from the nobility of it. Most arguments against building y...
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What Parenting and Running Have in Common: or why joy is more essential than happiness
In the fascinating and perceptive  All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Jennifer Senior takes a look at the cultural expectations surrounding parenthood, adulthood, and childhood. The book is fashioned out of a lovely mix of psychology, phi...
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Promoting Belief in a Clean Sport: a look at the results of the letsrun clean/dirty poll
Recently letsrun.com carried out an interesting experiment. The polled their readers as to their perceptions of who in the sport was "clean" and who was "dirty." You can read the results of their poll here as well as an interesting explanation of why they d...
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Tracing a Path I'd Traced Before, Once Again This Morning
This morning I followed an old trace: it dipped down, dipped around, ducked under, squirming along an icebox creek, bursting out onto a high ridge into the sunshine and leading me out to the edge of a cliff where I saw Little Falling Water Creek plummet dow...
This morning I followed an old trace: it dipped down, dipped around, ducked under, squirming along an icebox creek, bursting out onto a high ridge into the sunshine and leading me out to the edge of a cliff where I saw Little...
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On Un-Becoming a Runner
Over the last few months, I have become less and less a runner. None of this was an act of will or a decision. Things have conspired -- family, body, job. I know this is true because when I go for a run now there is an absence of fluidity. The identity is n...
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Boston 2014: Running Together
My buddy and training partner Andrew sent me these thoughts as he headed up to Boston to run the marathon on Monday. Andrew would be the first to say that he is not an eloquent writer, but the thoughts he shared with me struck me deeply, and I think they wi...
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A Defense of Academia
In 2004 I decided to leave my job as a high school teacher in a boarding school to go to graduate school in philosophy. My reasons for doing this were varied -- a mixture of naive idealism and hope that I could grow a bit more [maybe the study of philosophy...
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New blog post. :)
This morning I followed an old trace: it dipped down, dipped around, ducked under, squirming along an icebox creek, bursting out onto a high ridge into the sunshine and leading me out to the edge of a cliff where I saw Little...
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On the Feeling of Wisdom
Okay, check this article out from the Guardian. The article talks about a short film that is a series of snippets of conversations with runners as they ran through a park in England. The film is only 11 minutes long and worth a watch. So opines the Guardian...
Okay, check this article out from the Guardian. The article talks about a short film that is a series of snippets of conversations with runners as they ran through a park in England. The film is only 11 minutes long and worth...
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    Philosophy./ Physics, 1998
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    PhD Philosophy, 2009
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