Ruminations by CtCloser

“Ruminations” is a feature of Shawmont Running Club‘s Weekly Run Report.

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I started running with SRC in 2012 and became a Ruminations contributor in 2019.



Earlier Ruminations and other authors

Looking Back to Move Forward (#116: 12/31/22 RUN REPORT)


As a regular contributor to this feature and in preparation for a full year of ruminating, I decided to browse some of the previous offerings via the SRC Facebook Group and appreciate how times have changed.

The Run Report has been in publication since before 2012, because they appear as early as 4/14/2012 fully formed and with all the features we currently know and love (Whoz Doin’ What, News Items, May the Wind Be at Your Back, Congrats-a-Mundo to All!, Runnin’ Off at the Mouth, Themz Who Wuz There, etc.). The names of the veterans have changed significantly, but there are definitely ones that I’ve come to know in my time with the crew. A few continue to represent regularly.

Back then, the Run Report’s illustrious editor Zen Yanni was also the regular author for this particular feature. Anon (RunAnon, FunAnon) jumped in somewhere around 2016 and did their own healthy dose of contributing (sample). They continue to do so now in the form of an occasional haiku or indignant smackdown (such as to the gauntlet I waved arrogantly). I began contributing in 2019. Since then, Kaycee has joined as a contributor (her own response to the presentation of the gauntlet) with Prof. Sandy (her contribution) and OKhen (one recent sample).

One noticeable change has been from the early emphasis on what happened during the previous week’s run. Anon took the baton and went hog wild by blowing out the bits of ruminatin’ Zen Yanni usually did into full essays. Without realizing, I’ve done my version of the same.

So looking forward, is it time to return to some of the reporting on the weekly running efforts of the past? And is it time for still others to start contributing? Hollah.
-CtCloser (Calvinthe) “Negative Split or Positive Splat” #dothedue

¶If you’re waiting patiently for the last 2 entries from one particularly productive run. Hang on! ¶Text by Calvin Wang (Wäng), CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 ¶Cross-published: Facebook Shawmont Running Club, (12/31/22 RUN REPORT), Shawmont Running Club website, Ruminations by CtCloser.


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