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Rambling Roads: October Treats

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net October’s treats delight the road athlete. These treats take many forms. Please note October’s treats are not all consumable items. Many October treats are visual. The daily road runner views the four seasons from the roadside…. Read More ›

October 2020

by George A. Hancock October’s Story Thursday begins October’s runEarly before that dawning sunThere’s a slight chill in the airWith a breeze that doesn’t care. October’s wind touches the streetOften tugging at my running feetBefore giving up and flowing onAlways… Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Autumn’s Run

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net September 1 begins Meteorological Autumn. Weather organizations like the National Weather Service (NWS), in order to maintain more uniform weather records, use the time span from September 1 through November 30 for recording autumn weather data…. Read More ›

September 2020

by George A. Hancock Autumn Days Meteorological Autumn is hereAnd many folks utter a cheerWe bid adieu to humid waysAs we begin our autumn days. Autumn brings cooler road daysSo we stop the mournful braysThat seem to resound for weeksIn… Read More ›

August 2020

by George A. Hancock Darkness Again Hello darkness my old friendSo, what do you recommend?You blanket my dawn roadsWith growing dark episodes. Despite days of humid heat.I can’t see my running feetIt’s dark without street lightsWe miss some road sights…. Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Running vs. Racing

by George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net I no longer run road races. The reason is simple. Three herniated back disc issues plus corrective surgery prompted my decision. My last serious road race was on Thanksgiving morning November 24, 2016. I did run… Read More ›

July 2020

by George A. Hancock Humid Sweat drips down my faceSlowing my morning paceThe morning air is warmAs bugs began to swarm. This July morning is hotHumidity covers my trotYet, running right at dawnIs cooler than later on. Running anywhere at… Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Virus Changes

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net The current coronavirus issue is similar to long-distance training. A runner trains diligently running the miles, staying fit while eating healthy. The goal is some distant race or running event. The runner is putting time, effort,… Read More ›

June 2020

by George A. Hancock Summer Summer 2020 is hereGo ahead, please cheerWe earned these daysFilled with sunny rays. Running in light gearMinus any icy fearIs really first rateAnd so hard to hate. Warm temps surroundAs do chirpy bird soundsNow running… Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Virus Fears

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net A potent invisible virus has transformed our landscape. The United States went from impeachment news, a dwindling presidential primary, and a growing green spring season to a national shut-down crisis. This invisible virus moved freely and… Read More ›

May 2020

by George A. Hancock More Light May brings more daylightIlluminating our road flightMore light morning and nightEases some of that road fright. May creates 31 delightful daysFilled with brilliant sunny raysAnd fields with gorgeous greenThat every day are a super… Read More ›

April 2020

by George A. Hancock More Green April brings us more greenA pleasant road side sceneEach day the green spreadsCreating sights few dread. Vegetation and our local treesAre greening on our road spreesWarmer temps and April rainFuel this green roadside gain…. Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Coyote Days

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net Coyotes are frequent visitors on my daily run. Hmm, maybe I need to rephrase that sentence. I’m a frequent visitor to the places coyotes roam. Coyotes are everywhere in Pennsylvania. Coyotes have found a great home… Read More ›