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Thou shalt not drink the devil's water

June 25th, 2015 9:10 am by Tony Casey

Funsuck: To destroy all semblances of fun in a given situation, especially traditionally pleasurable events, such as parties; the opposite of funseeking.

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Checklist: Paddleboard, drink beer and explore

Checklist: Paddleboard, drink beer and explore

July 2nd, 2015 9:32 am by Tony Casey

On a nice summer day, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to explore the area's waterways than atop a paddleboard.

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Growing up around the now-famous Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York

Growing up around the now-famous Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York

June 18th, 2015 8:51 am by Tony Casey

My grandfather worked as a correctional officer in "Clinton" for 33 years, specifically in what people of his day referred to as the "bug house," where the protected pedophiles and mentally incapable violent criminals were kept separate fr

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Let the music take control of your running

Let the music take control of your running

June 11th, 2015 8:42 am by Tony Casey

While I respect people who say they enjoy running because it's just them out there, competing against themselves, listening and responding to their bodies with no distractions except to live for the moment, I'm not of that lot, and I have science to back

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The tale of the (former) 625-pound runner

The tale of the (former) 625-pound runner

June 4th, 2015 9:37 am by Tony Casey

If you needed a little extra motivation to get out the door and log your run, reading about Derek Mitchell might be just the ticket.

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The Beer Mile: There will be vomit

The Beer Mile: There will be vomit

May 28th, 2015 9:02 am by Tony Casey

Before I go any further, I want to point out that this took place at a safe location with many sober people and designated drivers available. Not one of my fellow competitors has anything resembling a drinking addiction - if anything, they have a mild add

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The benefits of having a lake monster

The benefits of having a lake monster

May 21st, 2015 10:46 am by Tony Casey

The Tennessee Valley Authority could use a monster, or the inkling of a monster, right now in Boone Lake, to bring out boaters, explorers, scientists and recreational types.

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You had Michael Jordan. I had Haile Gebrselassie. - VIDEO

May 14th, 2015 8:57 am by Tony Casey

I consider the bubbly, small-bodied man the greatest distance runner the world has ever seen. How do I formulate my opinion on this when Gebrselassie is not the owner of the coveted 5,000 and 10,000-meter world records, nor the half and full marathon worl

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Why soccer players make the best distance runners

Why soccer players make the best distance runners

May 7th, 2015 8:48 am by Tony Casey

I think it's important for young kids to play a team sport. They learn social skills that running doesn't foster nearly as well. I think soccer forms a great endurance foundation for aspiring young runners and, frankly, for most kids, is more fun than jus

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Tennessee, where the rivers are running dirty

April 30th, 2015 9:06 am by Tony Casey

There is only one state in the United States that has two rivers on the environmental group American Rivers' "endangered" list, and that state is no other than the Volunteer state.

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East Tennesseans, don't treat your best friends like that

April 23rd, 2015 9:04 am by Tony Casey

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated," once said Mahatma Gandhi.

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