Monthly Archives: October 2011

90in9 Day 9: The End Game

Traci and I had planned all along to run hills the final day of our 90in9 challenge. In optimistic moments, we imagined 10 miles’ worth of repeated assaults on the Jorrey Hills in Adams County, just outside Vera Cruz. Other … Continue reading

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90in9 Day 8: Into the woods

To get out of the wind and give Traci’s hip a break from all the pavement pounding this week, on Saturday afternoon we hit the trail circuit at Ouabache State Park. Trail No. 5 will take us around the northern … Continue reading

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Day 7: Earning an early morning doughnut

I’ve got to run on my own Friday. In the dark. To make the first session go down easier, I want to reward myself with a Heyerly’s doughnut. The only problem: The bakery doesn’t open until 6, and we need … Continue reading

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90in9 Day 6: Hitting 60 in deafening silence

We’re not talking anymore. Which is not a good sign, because we‘ve only just begun Thursday’s run. Maybe it’s because it seems like we just finished last night’s run. Maybe it’s the rain pelting our faces. Maybe we’re just getting … Continue reading

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Day 5: On the run from the authorities

Nearly 50 miles in, running in the dark and the drizzle, we’re losing steam when Traci notices an opening in the fence surrounding the high school track. “Should we?” “Let’s do it!” It’s the most enthusiasm we’ve shown this entire … Continue reading

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90in9 Day 4: Hiding the mileage from your mind

Between dwelling on cancer and running in circles for nearly two hours, Monday’s run was such a downer we knew we needed something less mentally taxing on Tuesday — especially since Traci had been up all night working. We decided … Continue reading

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90in9 Day 3: Running laps for cancer

Let’s be honest here: In many respects this 90in9 challenge is about chasing some kind of midlife adventure. But on some level, it also feels like a makeup event for having missed the Relay for Life back in June. Yeah, … Continue reading

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Fort Wayne City Councilwoman Karen Goldner’s diet strategy

Karen Goldner is wearing her skinny jeans now, in the final days of her re-election campaign for Fort Wayne City Council’s 2nd district. She’s dropped at least 20 pounds, according to her Facebook updates, where she claims it’s due to … Continue reading

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Day 2: River City Rat Race + 4

To help us get over any Day 2 soreness or doubts, Traci and I ran the River City Rat Race Sunday afternoon. It was a fun way to get in 6.2 of our daily 10-mile commitment on the 90in9 challenge.You … Continue reading

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The 90in9 Challenge: 12.3 miles down, 77.7 to go

“What the heck?” fumed my sister via text message yesterday morning. “Why did you already run? Aren’t we doing a 10 this afternoon?” Traci, who played a huge role in my 2010 weight loss, graciously agreed to do the 90in9 … Continue reading

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