Category Archives: Running

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DietBet I have a DietBet starting next week.  I’ve had mixed success, winning one and not winning another (but I still lost weight, so I was pretty happy anyway).  If you’re not familiar with DietBet, basically you “bet” $25 that … Continue reading

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Frozen Feet half marathon

First off, thanks for the nice comments on Tuesday’s post.  There may be lots of problems with the internet, but it also gives the opportunity to connect. A lot of people both here and on facebook made me feel less … Continue reading

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The SHITR happened…again

I’d been looking forward to this year’s version of the SHivering Icy Trail Run (or SHITR, for short) since…well, since the 2013 edition.   A super-fun, free race put on by my good friends and attended by a bunch of … Continue reading

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2013 in Review

Quick Stats Total races: 20 Orienteering: 2 Running: 8 Biking: 7 Adventure races: 3 Volunteering: 4 Night bike rides: 3 Times crying during night bike rides: 0 Races my family watched: 1 PRs: 4 Times placed in AG: 3 DNF: … Continue reading

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Holiday binge

Usually I spend Christmas break stuffing myself with all manner of delicious food from the multiple family parties we attend. This year, I (mostly) avoided the cookies and candy and instead devoured all of the opportunities to get outside and … 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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Turkey Trot

When my sister-in-law started dating her husband several years ago, she joined in their Thanksgiving tradition of running a turkey trot. I was impressed that she could run 3 miles and a little confused why she would want to (peer … Continue reading

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