In a note a few weeks ago perceptive Caren correctly diagnoses my disease: I love to run with the ladies! The pattern is obvious ... ultramarathons with Amanda, Caren, Mary, Ruth ... memorable long-distance treks and training runs with Betty, Christina, Dina ... shorter excursions with various impromptu acquaintances of the fairer sex. Reasons are multiple:

And finally, I have a selfish motive:

TopicHumor - TopicRunning - TopicPersonalHistory - 2007-12-30

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