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January 2021

by George A. Hancock January’s Promise January’s promise is newA fresh start or a viewOf exciting calendar pagesFree, requiring no wages. A runner out on the moveEnjoys the New Year groove2021 begins the next raceThrilling the old road ace. Or,… Read More ›

December 2020

by George A. Hancock First Snow The running gear is readyThe morning run is steadyYet, once we see first snowWe’re in a new road show. It’s easy to run dry roadsThey offer few episodesOf slipping or falling aroundWith that loud… Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Car Mirrors

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net Okay, what do car mirrors have to do with running? Hmm, perhaps this column needs to be retitled to Vehicle Mirrors. That phrase more aptly describes the content of November’s column. I can’t believe this road… Read More ›

November 2020

by George A. Hancock November Days Sunday begins November’s runEarly before the dawning sunEST also resumes on this dayNow darkness covers our way. November days are often rawThe winds slapping at our jawLate autumn is on the sceneWith weather far… Read More ›

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 ›