Last Saturday I ran the third leg of my four race summer tour. It went well. I got a trophy. The event also served as the start date of my latest challenge: running every day in August. That’s right. I’m strapping on my Asics and hitting the pavement on each of August’s thirty-one glorious days.… Read More August Running: Let’s Go Streaking!
Week 3 of my summer race tour took place this past Saturday while my family was vacationing on the Washington coast. As a person who grew up in the northeast then spent ten years living in Southern California, there are two things about the coastal Pacific Northwest that I will never get used to: automobiles on the beaches… Read More Summer Race #3: Race Against Violence 5K
Another weekend, another race. Saturday’s Whale of a Run in Silverdale, WA was the second stop on my four race summer tour. This 4-miler is part of the town’s Whaling Days festival. I’d tell you more about this annual gala and its origins but the website doesn’t have a lot of information about the event’s history and… Read More Summer Race #2: Whale of a Run
A few weeks ago I made the rather curious decision to run four races in four consecutive weekends. This past Saturday marked the beginning of this challenge as my family and I participated in the Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field. The race benefited the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), a non-profit that seeks… Read More Summer Race #1: Refuse to Abuse 5k
For most people, the summer months are a time to kick back, slow down and relax. I’m certainly no exception to this rule and it’s one of the reasons I don’t run half marathons between June and August. I won’t even consider a September half because I want no part of summertime training. And why… Read More Four Races in Four Weeks
Happy National Running Day! Who knew National Running Day was even a thing? I didn’t until I saw #nationalrunningday on Twitter late last night. I’m certainly not surprised such a day exists — every day is National Something Day – I just didn’t know the day set aside for running was June 3rd. As soon as… Read More It’s National Running Day!
There’s nothing that makes you feel more like a runner than donning your bib number on race day. No matter how old and slow you are, there’s still a part of you that thinks, “You know who else wears a race bib? Usain Bolt. And Molly Huddle. And that Meb guy who won the Boston… Read More Running Pet Peeve #5: Race Bibs