Sufferfest went almost exactly as I expected, except that it was harder, and more fun, and the weather was exceptionally fine. So, not exactly as I expected. But close. The bike ride was long and hard. The 45k included about


The back-story is that I hurt my foot in August (not running — while scooting up the property to check on the water reservoir, of all things). But I was unable to run. With the family reunion, and then the


It means “a seminar retreat,” or “training and living together.” At our dojo, for the children, it’s an aikido intensive that, while it doesn’t involve any overnights, does include shared meals, activities, chores and classes over the course of a