Category Archives: running

A kid’s point of view: Shattering my PR at Swiss Days 5K

By Colleen, age 13 I have a love/hate relationship with the annual Berne Swiss Days Race. On the one hand, it is part of my heritage as something my grandfather helped start 40-odd years ago. However, this race has always … Continue reading

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Slump-busting with a 4-legged running partner

I’d built up a running routine I felt pretty good about, only to have a really awful week drain my confidence. Feeling tense about whether I’d botch my speed and distance workouts and prolong my frustration, I opted for a … Continue reading

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One keeper from a chaotic, run-decimating week:  The ‘go all day’ meal

There’s nothing like a week in which you’re completely thrown out of your routine to make you appreciate how valuable a well-constructed routine can be. Last week’s dietary experiments collided with a crazy schedule to completely destroy my running. Actually, … Continue reading

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Indoor marathon training: Week 3

“So, if I could keep my anxiety and curiosity from eating the heart out of me for forty-eight hours, I should then find out for certain whether this boy was telling me the truth or not. Wherefore, being a practical … Continue reading

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Happy holiday run streak!

I was really bummed to miss the Galloping Gobbler yesterday, which is traditionally how I like to start my holiday run streak. It’s Fort Wayne’s version of a huge Thanksgiving Day parade, with 4,000+ runners, many of whom come in … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Running for science

By Colleen, age 13 I recently came across a book on creativity that talks about Albert Einstein. It mentioned that Einstein constantly pondered puzzles, and that the reasons he made discoveries no one else did was simply because he investigated … Continue reading

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In search of thread-in-the-tapestry runs

Friday’s run was both frustrating and exhilarating. The weather was gorgeous – sunny and upper 70s – but I wasn’t used to this kind of summer heat and I wound up wilting under the sun. It was weirdly disorienting to … Continue reading

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Y-tri update

This YMCA triathlon project has me a bit frustrated lately. On the one hand, it’s scattered my focus so that I’m not concentrating as fully on a running plan as I’d like to be. On the other hand, swimming and … Continue reading

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When it’s too dangerous to drive, go for a run – in the woods

The wind started whipping up Saturday just before I headed out for a trail run. I wasn’t too concerned because I knew the woods would block most of the wind, but I wasn’t prepared for how insane the driving conditions … Continue reading

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This year’s ridiculous running goal

  January’s coming to a close and I still haven’t written up my running goals for the year. Mostly that’s because I was so focused on last year’s breakout goals – running my first marathon and running the HUFF 50k … Continue reading

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