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IHOP day 23 — 6 miles

We’re in Guadalupe, a tiny town shared by Native Americans and Hispanics, in a desperate bid to find a rubber duck piñata. I know, I know, don’t they sell them EVERYWHERE? As it turns out, not so much. We’re in … Continue reading

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IHOP day 22 — 2.2 miles

You broke the silence to say, “You’re going to take care of me, right?” I’m just a couple of miles in on the track when I get the text message from Chase. “Ummm, did you just try to charge $1,940.39 … Continue reading

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IHOP day 21 — 5 miles

“There is no problem that can’t be fixed by ziplock bags, safety pins or duct tape.” — the prophet pete kostelnick I don’t know a lot of things. But I do know never to doubt the wisdom of a guy … Continue reading

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IHOP day 20 — rest

There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known Nothing you can see that isn’t shown There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be It’s easy — the prophet lennon The hole in the ankle got infected … Continue reading

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IHOP day 19 — 2.5 miles

i wish i knew now what I knew then i miss indiana — the prophet eric taylor Some days are harder than others. You’ve got holes in the back of your ankles where the fancy new shoes rub. They worked great … Continue reading

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IHOP day 18 — 4 miles

A confession: I’m 62 years and 4 months old, and I’ve never owned a mattress. Till yesterday. OK, technically Mo bought it, but Arizona is a joint-mattress ownership state, so I think I am legally entitled to part of it. … Continue reading

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IHOP day 17 — 4 miles

Oh, experience is cheap If that’s the company you keep And a chance is all that I need And I’ve had it — the prophet aimee mann There are many forms of torture. Waterboarding, bamboo under the fingernails, Senate expanding … Continue reading

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