Monthly Archives: October 2016

Going on a zombie chase

A zombie chase is such a great way to celebrate Halloween. All ages can participate, and it’s fitness based instead of candy-oriented. At the inaugural event held over the weekend at Ouabache State Park, human runners wearing flag football-style belts … Continue reading

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Visiting a farm that makes cooking oil

I edited margarine out of my family’s diet a while ago. Next up: Industrially refined cooking oil, which is made using chemical solvents, bleaches and deodorizers.  I resisted this move for quite a while because unlike butter, there didn’t seem … Continue reading

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A get-reaquainted jog with the dog

After spending most of Saturday in a car without cruise control, my right leg frozen in “press down that gas pedal” mode, my legs were almost as stiff and sore as if I’d just run a marathon. Which led me … Continue reading

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One runner’s triumph after ‘miracle rescue’

I got goosebumps when I heard Phil Amburgey’s story during last month’s Parlor City Trot Half Marathon. Even now, 18 months after his rescue from a traumatic trail running accident, Phil –– who says he’s a religious man – believes … Continue reading

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A 23-minute marathon PR – running without a watch

  I guess it’s not surprising I knocked more than 23 minutes off my marathon time, running outdoors for the first time after two previous indoor marathons. Instead of grinding away the time and the miles, I felt like I … Continue reading

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