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Tacky Light Run

Kurt and I had been pretty excited about this race for a while. It’s a 6K run through a neighborhood all decked out with tacky Christmas lights. Participants are encouraged to wear tacky holiday attire. The more lights, jingle and … Continue reading

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Gallop and Gorge 8K

Running a Turkey Trot has officially become a Thanksgiving tradition. No matter where we are spending the holiday, Kurt and I make it a point to start the day with a race. Thanksgiving this year was with my family in … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Valentines Couples 5k

This race is held at the Old Trail Golf club in Crozet. It takes place around Valentines Day each year. The setting is beautiful, the course is challenging and everybody runs with a partner. You don’t have to actually run … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 5k

The forecast for New Year’s day was calling for a wintry mix of precipitation. It was only overcast, though, and not terribly cold, when we arrived at Free Union and did our mile warm-up. I had done a 17 mile … Continue reading

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YMCA Turkey Trot 2012

This Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving morning in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It’s been our tradition to spend Thanksgiving with Kurt’s sister, Carolyn and her family in Larkspur, and drive down to “The Springs” Thanksgiving morning for the race. Unfortunately, this … Continue reading

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Steamtown Marathon (October 7, 2012)

I wanted to try to qualify for the Boston Marathon this fall. I had been feeling sluggish and out of shape, so I knew I would need as much time as possible to get in Boston-qualifying shape. I was looking … Continue reading

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Essex 1/2 marathon (July 29, 2012)

A little more than a week before the race, the bottom of my left foot started hurting. I took a day off, then ran 8 miles on Ridge Road. My foot did not seem to hurt any worse as my … Continue reading

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