skin and bones

skin and bones

words by: sierra asplundhimages by: sierra asplundh, diego lopez, claire brieva, & jeff gladstone I wake up on a cool March morning. I head to the bathroom to handle my business, brush my teeth, and head to my yoga mat. I haven’t realized in this moment that yoga is truly the only form of movement that I’ve consistently chosen for two years now above cross training and running. I begin my warm up of the…

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take the bridge

like the wind feature | take the bridge

words by: Simon Freeman and Darcy Budworthphotography by: Matt Bradford and Simon Roberts generously provided by: like the wind magazine The basic definition of a bridge is simply a structure that spans a geographical feature, for example a body of water, a valley or a road. Bridges are built to provide passage over something that would impede travel otherwise. And a bridge is designed to allow passage underneath it. The first bridges were probably intentionally…

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this is us

this is us | CSRD

words by: david jaewon oh and members of csrdimages by: david jaewon oh and carissa camp “Yo, it’s like a ghost town now” is a common phrase that we say to each other nowadays over texts or on zoom. It’s also often followed by “I miss us.” It’s ironic that, as a co-founder of my running crew, CSRD (Club Seattle Runners’ Division), I enjoy a solo run a lot. Probably because I find it extremely…

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together on the trail

together on the trail

words and images by: north bennett A month under shelter, and the world calves in two: there is my home (comfortable and healthy, but anxious and sometimes claustrophobic) and there is the nation-world (too-big and in crisis, careening toward who-knows-what-end). The incongruity of the two scales can feel vertiginous, disorienting. I teeter between mourning my spilled coffee and mourning more infections, more dismal news. Mercifully, there is still running. The trail has always offered a…

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like the wind feature | the cheer squad

Words by Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal Images by Yamajo Run Crew and Cid Merisier Generously provided by: Like the Wind magazine Eight degrees. Midtown. The air is filled with that fresh morning dew. Shy sunrays start beaming through the early morning sky; hardly a cloud in sight. It’s one of those cool, refreshing mornings. Perfect for running. Not for me. Today, it’s about the others, about the runners from the crew. But also about all the others, those…

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the anatomy of my runs as of late.

words by: meagan rouletimages by: sofie hojabri This morning, as always, I embark on the internal debate of whether I actually want to go for a run. My bed is warm. I slept with the window open last night so I know my feet will be cold when they hit the floor. Like clockwork, I feel my inner monologue begin: I went for a run yesterday and my right ankle was being slightly testy so perhaps…

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grappling | a stream of consciousness

words and images by: Sarah Cotton Yesterday, March 16th, I chased my best friend around a parking lot, begging for a hug. She ran circles around her car, avoiding contact with me. It was a live version of one of those jokes somebody makes that’s clouded by a subtle hint of utter seriousness. The numbers of people infected with COVID-19 had grown exponentially, but we did not yet have formal living restrictions in place. Most…

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la ultima carrera | the runk series

words by: Stephane “Butch” Boucher images by: Gophrette Power How could we say no? In fact, some of us barely remember saying yes. The Run Rite Athletics Club (Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Montreal) is a small group of like-minded people who make most of their important decisions after 2am and don’t understand the concept of “sober second thought.” We pride ourselves on being willing test subjects for whatever silly run-related ideas our friend Goph (or anyone for that…

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boston | a race 30 years in the making

Words by: Joey Kile Images by: Various When I was 15 I told my High School track coach that at 30 I would run the Boston Marathon. At first glance that doesn’t seem like too lofty of a goal. Most people who consider themselves runners have probably run at least a couple before rounding out their third decade. Back in the early 2000s, however, I wasn’t much of a runner. The farthest distance I had…

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olympic marathon trials | the road less traveled

Words by: Brittni Hutton & Brandon Birdsong (a.k.a. 2 runners 1 sprinter) Images by: Austin Garza-Kilcullen If we did not live out of a van would this story be as cool? Probably not, but it is not about being cool. This story is about the journey, the experiences, the memories, and the blood, sweat and tears (mostly sweat) involved in preparing for one of the biggest races of my running career, the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials.…

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