Looking Beyond Appearances

This past weekend I had the pleasure of running in the Great Turtle half-marathon on Mackinac Island.  The 13.1-mile run was held concurrently with a 5.7-mile run/walk that meandered in and around the “Up North” tourist mainstay.  The weather was uncharacteristically perfect for late October, and more than two thousand people participated in the event.        The half-marathon itself was a delightfully challenging course, with varied terrain, demanding hills, and distracting views.  The … [Read more...]