Category Archives: running/fitness

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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Interview with an Ironman competitor

Elizabeth is both a triathlon fan and competitor. She blogs about news and trends in the Ironman universe with the kind of authority that comes from firsthand experience. You know that baby triathlon I’ve been blathering about lately? Turns out the … Continue reading

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How Runners Eat: ‘Bearrunner’ of Nova Scotia

Bearrunner is a marathoner from Nova Scotia prone to whining about the weather — though in his defense the air up there registered a windchill of minus-22 recently, so who can blame him? During the coldest part of winter he’s … Continue reading

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Embracing the elements

Nothing kick-starts your Adrenalin after a long layoff like running down an unplowed road in a 17-degree snowstorm. “Just remember,” I shouted to Ben, who reluctantly agreed to accompany me, “they run marathons at the South Pole!” I’d been feeling … Continue reading

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A frugal mom’s review of Three Rivers Running Co.

It’s really driving me crazy not having a key to the Bluffton City Gym, where I used to run on a treadmill in bad weather. So even though I’m feeling better physically, I didn’t get in much mileage this week. … Continue reading

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A therapeutic run on a gorgeous day

Heading out on a gorgeous faux-spring afternoon for my first real run in six weeks, I keep reflecting on the perfect storm that knocked me out of action, wondering whether it could’ve been averted. At least I didn’t take the … Continue reading

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The Flintstones’ treadmill

A manual treadmill is a piece of fitness equipment you might expect to find in Fred Flintstone’s cave. There’s a swath of fabric on some rollers and handles to hold onto, and that’s where the similarities to what is conventionally … Continue reading

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4 Running Goals for 2012

It feels weird to consider goals for the coming year when all I really want is to move past this neck/shoulder pain that’s basically kept me away from running for the past month. I never imagined that the Galloping Gobbler … Continue reading

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A Christmas run at the cemetery

It would’ve been so cool to have done a destination run to the Ossian cemetery for our annual Christmas Eve candle lighting at my grandparents’ grave. Ever since 1994, the year both my maternal grandparents died, my brother, sister and … Continue reading

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Taking a new mii for a test run

Earlier this year I thought maybe I’d spend this past weekend getting my first taste of the Huff 50K, doing one lap of the 10-mile loop through Chain O’Lakes state park in anticipation of bigger and better things down the … Continue reading

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