A Recovery Run: Secretariat

(posted previously on the old web site) Lately, I have been obsessed with the story of the great horse Secretariat, but perhaps more specifically the jockey, Ron Turcotte. I remember, even as a child, being caught up in the unfolding story of the great horse about to win the Triple Crown.  Since then I have paid attention and even watched some other horse races, but never to the degree that I did when I was 13 years old watching and admiring the horse, the story, and the emerging legend of … [Read more...]

“A Recovery Run: Introductions to running and to The Coach.”

I can’t remember when it first became an interest for me, but running has seemed to be a part of my life since grade school.  I grew up on the south side of Des Moines Iowa and went to a small Catholic grade school made up primarily of Italian families, descendants of Italian immigrants and the rest of us Anglo-Saxons of the area.  The parish and its school were named, what else, St. Anthony’s. St. Anthony’s was one of eight or so Catholic grade schools included in the Des Moines area.  These … [Read more...]