Monthly Archives: October 2014

A kid’s point of view: River City Rat Race!

By Colleen, age 12 On Sunday me and Mom and Ben ran the River City Rat Race. It was definitely cool because there were lots of people dressed up in costumes. Another cool thing about that race was that it finished … Continue reading

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24 miles (and 2 falls) in 2 days

I knew I was jinxing us with that “trail feet” post. We got through Tuesday’s 12-mile trail run with nothing more than a couple of close calls and some moderately sore muscles. But the next morning, when we wanted to … Continue reading

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Exploring the other side of the river

Funny how all these years I’ve been running the River Greenway without paying much attention to the river itself. It would have to be something pretty spectacular, like the time we spotted 10 turtles perched on a pipe, or the … Continue reading

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Bring on the cheat day boundaries (please!)

Can there be such a thing as too much freedom on cheat day? Apparently so. I’m finding that even though I restrict myself to just one day a week when I can eat whatever I like, whenever I like, I … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as ‘trail feet’?

“How do you guys keep from tripping over all those tree roots?” asked a man hiking with his kids as Traci and I ran by them Saturday on Trail 5 at Ouabache State Park. Good question. Though we jokingly told … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Fall break fun!

By Colleen, age 12 Yesterday I got to meet Emmitt, my big sister Rowan’s new dog. Well, actually she shares him with her college roommates. They babysat for their landlords’ dog and then their landlords said they could get a … Continue reading

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I’ve always wanted to see a tree fall in the river…

Wednesday’s run was the closest I’ve ever come to seeing a “leaner” fall into the Wabash. I didn’t actually see this guy fall, but it clearly happened during my run, because when I came back by here after heading out … Continue reading

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Crapload of cashews = 2.4 pound weight loss

I used to think cashews were off limits because they’re so high fat and I could never keep from eating several handfuls once I started in. Now cashews are my go-to Monday treat food.  I literally ate half a pound … Continue reading

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The married couple who never lived alone

Part of my interest in old family stories is the reality check they provide. Here’s another short outtake from the Gerber family archives that offers a glimpse into life before anybody ever heard of the “me generation”: Right now people … Continue reading

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Ancient shoes survive muddy 14-miler (sort of)

The nice thing about wearing super-crappy shoes on a trail run is you can entertain the idea of simply throwing them away if at any point they become too soaked and filthy to be worth cleaning. My 2011 Saucony Kinvara … Continue reading

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