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Comment 24 May 2017

I thought this was a joke and then I tested it out and, indeed, Siri put a dagger through my heart. F you, Siri.

Comment 13 May 2017

I trained her to growl at the letter "M". That's all she needs to know in life...

Comment 13 May 2017

...which also happens to be the frequency which that team beats us in football.

Comment 13 May 2017

That kind of information costs money...

Comment 13 May 2017

I support this. There should be nothing yellow on this site unless my dog pees on my iPad.

Comment 23 Apr 2017

I just searched Twitter and came up with this post from ESPN today about Kevin Wilson:

Comment 18 Apr 2017

Thanks for asking, Linga. I'm running the Leona Divide 50 mile on Saturday. My wife is running the 50k version of the same race. Should be an adventure since we're both on the gradual recovery slope from influenza, or some such thing. We're both still hacking our brains out.

Comment 18 Apr 2017

I live in Los Angeles and watch the local news daily. I had no idea USC was playing a spring game open to the public. I knew all about the Ohio State spring game.

Comment 08 Mar 2017

I've been away from the site for awhile, and am saddened to come back and see this. Best wishes to you guys, his family, and what I'm sure were many friends.

Comment 31 Jan 2017

My next race is the Leona Divide 50. I tried to go out to run on that course on Sunday, expecting the same warm weather that was forecasted at our house. When I got to the trailhead it was 50 degrees with 40+ MPH winds, and all I had was short shorts, a tshirt, and a light running jacket. I got back into my car and went home.

Comment 31 Jan 2017

Sorry about your dog. My dog was my hiking and running partner everywhere for years, until she started limping one day. It's been a recurring problem since then with a lot of different tests and diagnoses. It seems to really just be arthritis in the joint. She just gets short walks now, for the most part.

Comment 30 Jan 2017

I suddenly realize I forgot the best (and touching?) part of the marathon story above. That was my first run longer than a half marathon. Leading up to the race, I wasn't sure I could do it and I was a little scared. My grandmother died a slow death from cancer a few months prior to the race. I spent a month in Findlay at her side through the end (I was very close to her). We talked about my race. I told her I was scared and wasn't sure I could do it. She told me "you have always been able to do anything you set your mind to. I'm sure you can do this." I promised her I'd finish the race. That was the *only* reason I finished the LA Marathon with the skin entirely falling off my feet. I thought of that constantly as I struggled (it's bringing a tear to my eye thinking of it), and as I made the final turn at the ocean toward the finish line with the cheering crowds I completely broke down and cried.

I did it for Grandma. She would've been proud.