Monthly Archives: December 2013

Practice makes…better

My navigational incompetence is no secret.  I do OK with Jeff along to help me out when I get stuck, but solo attempts have ended in tears and my turns at navigating during rogaines typically go awry. Granted, it’s not … Continue reading

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The one we’ll talk about for years: Pere Marquette 2013

Yesterday someone posted on Facebook that the only people out on the roads were fools and trail runners; that may have been redundant.  The St. Louis area was blanketed with between 3″ (where I live) to 8″ of snow, and … Continue reading

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Racing in a winter wonderland: 2013 Castlewood 8-Hour

The first thing I did after turning off the 5:30 alarm was to check and groan: 10 degrees. All week long I’d been obsessing over forecasts of highs in the low 20’s with a rising sense of dread, but … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Break

Man, I love a 5-day weekend.  Of course, no matter how long you’re off it’s never long enough, but I managed to fit a lot of fun into my Thanksgiving break. Wednesday: Grocery store (not particularly fun), pie making, and … Continue reading

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