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Saturday, 8/1/20

Michael Lewis: Confessions of a California Covid Nurse

Her job, as she now sees it, is to keep the door to the Public Health office open, until the American public is ready to be saved from itself. “There will come a time when their minds will be changed,” she said. “Once the reality hits them — when they see a friend of theirs die. Or someone young die. I don’t want them to feel confrontational. I want them to know I’ll be here for you. I’ll take your call even though you treated me like dirt.”

Just ordered: Love Your Enemies

Just read: Hayward Field: Legends and Legacy …Terrific!

Fitbit (7/1-7/31): 407,867 steps, 649 floors (6490′ elevation), 198.48 miles, 66,422 calories

Friday, 7/31/20

The 2020 August OTC Newsletter here. …Includes our story, Milestones of Women’s Running in Oregon.

World Champion Donovan Brazier racing tonight and available for live viewing on You Tube. Read. …Note Brenda Martinez drove to Portland for the meet. That’s over a thousand miles. Minimum of 15 hours of driving. More like 20 hours for Don and his lady.

Thursday, 7/30/20

Nike Origins-Bowerman Built …The shoes fetched $162,500 at Sothby’s auction

Wednesday, 7/29/20

Fun video. What kind of runner are you?

Tuesday, 7/28/20

Hayward in Hardcover …Check out the photos. Love that one of the infant at an All-Comers, a summer stable for men, women, and children since 1959.

Tuesday, 7/21/20

No fall season in California high school sports

We’re Not Getting Back to Normal Any Time Soon

Monday, 7/20/20

Magic happens in popup meet alongside the McKenzie River …An hour drive from Eugene. A terrific track in a very small town in the Cascades. …Watch The Big Friendly 2 on your smart tv.

Sunday, 7/19/20

Pac-12 players threatening to boycott season

Don’t miss the comments. What a hoot!

Thursday, 7/16/20

COWEN: What was your sport?
DELL: I did cross country.
COWEN: Running?
DELL: Yes.
COWEN: What is it that outsiders are least likely to understand about the joys of running, say, a hundred miles?
DELL: I think that the reason that I really like running long distances are you can get out, explore nature. And in some ways, it’s like a very, almost a very meditative activity. In modern life, we tend to be very focused on what we have to do next, on where we’re going to.
The reason that I really like running long distances are you can get out, explore nature. And in some ways, it’s like a very, almost a very meditative activity. In modern life, we tend to be very focused on what we have to do next, on where we’re going to.
Whereas, when you run long distances, all of that, in some sense, fades away, and you’re just focused on the activity of running, on where you are, and you stop worrying about what you’re going to do next, what happened previously. That, in some ways, is a very liberating experience.

…From a Q&A with Melissa Dell

Wednesday, 7/15/20


How many hot dogs can a person really scarf down in 10 minutes?
…Do we really need to carry a water bottle for runs less than, say, two hours?

Why she left the New York Times