Monthly Archives: October 2013

Honey balls (and a Newtons update)

“Must. Have. Better. Fuel.” This is what was going through my head the last few miles of Monday’s 20-miler, which went pretty well overall but was surely affected by the fact that I was conscious of my monthly Weight Watchers weigh-in … Continue reading

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The desert island Halloween candy strategy

In this week’s News-Sentinel column, I ask the question: “If you were marooned on a desert island with just three kinds of Halloween candy to last you the rest of your days, what would you choose?” It’s my take on … Continue reading

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20 mile run/walk

We couldn’t have had better weather for Tuesday’s 20 mile run/walk. The first 10-mile lap from my sister’s house out to Ouabache State Park felt pretty good. We ran the first 3, including a 9:36 Mile 3 (splits below), then … Continue reading

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Newtons!

What am I doing in a pair of Newtons? These are way outside my price range, and enough of an engineering enigma to probably be a poor choice for somebody who only buys one new pair of running shoes a … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: My longest run ever!

By Colleen, age 11 I can’t believe I ran an entire 5K without stopping! As you know, me and Mom ran the Trailblazer 5K on Sunday. I didn’t know if I could run the whole thing or not, so I … Continue reading

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Loco moco

According to Colleen’s dinner table report, Loco Moco is a traditional Hawaiian comfort food that became popular around World War 2. Made with a burger served over rice and topped with an egg and gravy, it’s obviously not traditional as … Continue reading

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90-mile strategy starts to take shape

Traci and I initially figured we’d include most of Oubache State Park in our 90-mile quest on Nov. 9, but after Tuesday’s training session — an easy 10 mile run/walk along the corridor connecting Bluffton to the park — we decided … Continue reading

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The candy locker conundrum

We’d sort of forgotten about the candy locker over the summer, which is what typically happens during the warmer months when we’re getting most of our exercise outdoors. Now that it’s getting cooler again — and with Halloween and all … Continue reading

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Trailblazer 5K

Colleen’s goal was to jog Sunday’s Trailblazer 5K without stopping or walking, and she nailed it — even though the course I’d advertised as flat turned out to have a few hills after all. Though she smashed her previous PR … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Training for a 5K

By Colleen, age 11 On Sunday me and Mom are running the Trail Blazer 5K. I haven’t been running much lately, but on Tuesday we ran 1 1/4 miles without walking. On Wednesday my training was playing Ultimate Frisbee at Grandma’s … Continue reading

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