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Race for Aaron

On the morning of April 7, a plane carrying several of the Illinois State University Redbirds’ greatest supporters crashed outside of Bloomington-Normal, claiming the lives of all on board. Among those lost was Aaron Leetch, deputy director of Athletics for … Continue reading

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The donut zone

Today I finally participated in an event I have missed for the last two years–Fleet Feet Bloomington’s Krispy Kreme Challenge Fun Run! Styled as a family fun run, racers traverse a one-mile loop for three miles. The twist is that during … Continue reading

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Best laid plans

Um hello…is this thing on? Okay good. Steve Barcus here and I am back! After October’s blog post I decided the number one rule of content management, continually roll out fresh content, didn’t apply to me. That’s not to say I … Continue reading

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5 Unspoken rules for triathletes

The way you treat your fellow racers off the track is just as important, if not more important, than how you treat them during a race. I sat down with some fellow athletes and nonathletes and had a conversation about some … Continue reading

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Mostly Harmless

Last fall, myself, along with Kelly Ruiter and David Ford, who you may remember from my wildly popular Sufferlandria/Dante’s Inferno crossover blogs, sat at J. Gumbo, toying with an idea. The idea was to form a relay team and sweep … Continue reading

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Steven’s Inferno: Part 2

Through me you go to the grief wracked city; Through me you go to everlasting pain; Through me you go a pass among lost souls. Justice inspired my exalted Creator: I am a creature of the Holiest Power, of Wisdom … Continue reading

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Steven’s Inferno: Part 1

Although we not visit all corners of Sufferlandria, we have route that with strong emphasis on PAIN, MISERY and AGONY. Despair will also feature, yes, and too so hopelessness. For the strong, many, many opportunities for COURAGE appear across route.~Grunter … Continue reading

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