Category Archives: Winter Running

New Year, Abandoned Goals, New Goals, Whatever…

My physical therapist calls me the “hot mess express.” That is a long way from NYC Marathon finisher more than a year ago. Long story short, I slacked off on the running, stopped going to yoga, and greatly increased my … Continue reading

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Cold Obsession

It’s day six of the #writeandrun31 challenge. I’d planned to meet Carl after work, so I didn’t do my mile this morning. I was fine with that plan because this dark-thirty running in the freezing-ass cold is, um, challenging. So … Continue reading

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An Ice Cold Test

This is day four of my #writeandrun31 challenge. I really have no doubt that I can do the mile every day. Physically I can do that, and more I assume. The challenge for me is getting off my ass and … Continue reading

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Happy Trails

Today I went on a trail run through the Rhett’s Run portion of the Cosmo Nature Trail at Cosmo Park, here in CoMo. That was my third trail run. The first one was a couple years ago (maybe?)… a five mile … Continue reading

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Central Park in Winter and Other Musings

Two weeks ago, I treated myself to a birthday run through Central Park. I’d been looking forward to it, and even though I’d had one too many celebratory, happy-birthday-to-me drinks that weekend, I headed out. Central Park in winter, is, well…. ugly. I … Continue reading

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Charleston Challenge Mid-Winter Classic 5k/10k 2.1.14

This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve done the Charleston Mid-Winter Classic in early February. Hosted by Charleston Parks and Rec, this race is held in my undergrad college town, Charleston, Il. (The 5k course goes past … Continue reading

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Eve Fest 5k, Columbia MO 12.31.13

A warm spell – nearly 40 degrees – and relatively sunny skies greeted us for this New Year’s Eve 5k. Held each NYE, at 4 p.m. outside Cycle Extreme in downtown CoMo, this 5k takes us through a part of … Continue reading

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