Twenty years ago today I slid (not strapped on; this is important) a pair of shoes on and got ready to run my first ever marathon. I wasn’t even aware how much I didn’t know about running long distance races but about two hours later, I learned the hard way…

So, yesterday I felt like absolute ass. I went to my normal (extremely late) bedtime but then ended up sleeping most of the day away. I debated whether I would do anything in the exercise-realm at all but finally decided a run at the gym would be better than nothing…

How much of the country is actually liberal

The Republican Party has won the popular vote for the Presidency ONCE in the past 32 years. And that one occasion was after 9/11 when most of the country was still drunk on patriotic (and misguided) fervor.

This country leans liberal. Not liberal like every other industrialized country in the…

1. I’m too out-of-shape.

Start slow. Reallllly slow if you have to. Want to know what you are NOT too out of shape to do? Die. And die from being out of shape.

Chubby me on the left; goofy me on the right, but fitter. Still goofy.

2. Running causes injuries.

Besides the fact that studies show how running builds up your muscles and…

In a world that is becoming more enlightened (albeit far too slowly) I don’t see this lament nearly as often as I used to but it still pops up. “I sure hope some guy can show me that chivalry isn’t dead.” Well, I hope they don’t because chivalry surely should…

I don’t like cemeteries.

This isn’t because I am creeped out by cemeteries and get the heebie-jeebies when I go into them. And I guess, upon further reflection, I don’t actually dislike them, either. They are interesting in that they provide a wonderful and rich source of history, especially from…

I saw one of those “I stand” additions to a profile picture and wondered what the best possible interpretation of that could be. I mean, the person is obviously trying to say that unlike those that protest by kneeling during the national anthem they instead chose to…what? By this time…

It is clear after the past four years (if it wasn’t before) the Republican party in Congress holds absolutely ZERO higher ground when it comes to:

  1. being patriotic/caring about this country’s issues first;
  2. caring about our military personnel;
  3. caring about family morals/ethics;
  4. being fiscally conservative.

This doesn’t mean conservatives or…

I have heard them all. And I am here to refute them. Yes, I ran 52 marathons in 52 weekends. But I was also a 235lb rugby player who after college was definitely not in any sort of condition to be a runner. So I have been there. Believe me…

Dane Rauschenberg

Ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks; Got banned from Twitter for calling out White Supremacists

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