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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 ›

March 2020

by George A. Hancock Songbirds Yea! The songbirds are backOur calendar remains on trackDaylight grows steadily strongIt’s spring with a warbling song. The seasonal flight was greatThese songbirds are first rateMy early runs quiet no moreAs I walk out my… Read More ›

February 2020

by George A. Hancock Extra Day Our February has an extra dayAnd many seek the best wayTo enjoy this Leap Year timeWithout spending any dime. Leap Year is an easy correctionCreated once for our protectionAs we steadily spin on this… Read More ›

Rambling Roads: Do Over

By George A. Hancockrunnergah@comcast.net The New Year begins early on a Wednesday morning. Some folks are probably still celebrating. Others are sleeping, seeking rest for the new 2020 day. January 1, 2020 ushers in a do-over. Our New Year begins… Read More ›

January 2020

by George A. Hancock January’s Story January’s story is the first dayThe New Year earns a Hooray!Year 2020 begins a year runWith sadness, angst, and fun. January’s story is the weatherSo snowy it hides the heatherOur green lawns are out… Read More ›