Blank Page

Here I am with my blog in front of me.  A blank white page waiting for me to fill it.  What do I put in it?  Do I tell you yet again what I did yesterday?  Do I complain about work again?  Do I tell you how good I feel after running? I suppose I’ll […]

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No Excuses

Short post today.  I’m just writing about what it’s been like out here in Iowa-land for the past couple of days, and what it’s meant for me and my running. I’d like you to take a look at the date of this post.  It’s May 3rd, 2013.  And then I’d like you to take a […]

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Cheat Day

I’ve been doing things lately to make myself a bit more healthy.  I’ve been eating much better.  I especially have forced myself to eat nothing (or at least very little) from the gas station I work at.  We make pizza and hot dogs and all the other carnival food that many Americans just consider ‘lunch’. […]

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Organizing the Unorganizable

Hi, I’m Matt.  And I am not organized. Yes, I know, I should have told you to sit down before dropping that bomb on you.  You may say to me, “But Matt, you write amazing posts every day and tell us about the cool shit you do all the time.” And I would reply to […]

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It’s been raining a lot here lately. We certainly need it after years of drought, but it seems to be coming all at once.  I’m fortunate to be in Iowa, because my homestates of South Dakota and Minnesota are getting pummeled by the same system, though they’re receiving it in the form of enormous amounts […]

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And Thus Begins my Weekend

The last post was a bit heavy.  This one is not so much. I recently discovered a state park near where I live.  I just moved to this location, so I’m still exploring.  This state park is not even a 5-minute drive, and it has some amazing forest trails.  One thing about Iowa is that […]

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