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Final "Loony Challenge" Results: I WON!

500 people signed up to do the 10K, 5K, and 10 Mile within 24 hours of each other last weekend. Four hundred eleven ran in the 10K and 5K, and 391 of those also ran the 10 Mile the next morning.And I came out on top:I kept looking for the results to...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Oct 9, 2014

First 2 Races in the Loony Challenge: My 10K and 5K Race Reports

My "Loony Challenge" weekend started with a 10K and a 5K on Saturday morning. I ran with my camera for the 10K, so I have some photos to share.Saturday morning, it was 38-40 degrees and SUPER windy. It was kinda brutal walking to the race start:Pha...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Oct 6, 2014

"Loony Challenge" Standings After Day 1

The TC 10K this morning (7:30 a.m.) and the TC 5K (9:00 a.m.) went WELL for me. Here's HOW well:Out of 411 racers in the "Loony Challenge," I'm on top by 2 minutes and 37 seconds (with 3rd place just another 3 seconds back). BUT I'm better at short...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Oct 4, 2014

Predictions for the TC Loony Challenge

This post is structured like this (with the first one being the longest):I. Goal TimesII. Recent TrainingIII. CourseIV. ClothingV. TaperI. Goal Times:There are so many variables, but here's my most "realistic" (and slightly optimistic) guess:Saturday...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Sep 30, 2014

5K/10K Race Entry GIVEAWAY

My "race buddy" Jen has been busy. She's the tri-state (ND, SD, and MN) director of the ALS Association. The "ice bucket challenge" took them by surprise - it sounds like they've been thrilled with the response!Here are 2 photos of Jen from last ye...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Sep 24, 2014

The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin 2014

And we're back! What a weekend of fun we had at The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin 2014, more colloquially known as ECSWI. Friday we picked up the RV and headed over to the campground at Ottawa Lake Recreation Area, a beautiful locatio...
by Midwest Multisport Life on Sep 16, 2014

A Return to Running

I hit an all-time low this summer, feeling unhappy in my personal life and battling injuries in my running. So I quit. Bless me running fathers, for I haven't run since mid-July. Friday though, I got over the hump, cinched my heart rate strap on, str...
by Midwest Multisport Life on Sep 2, 2014

5k Runner app #5ktraining #app

I have started a new series on the blog, because I have started a new adventure.  I have started training to run a 5k.  I started off training and figured I would figure out one to run later.  I found … Continue reading → The post 5k R...
by The Knit Wit by Shair on May 23, 2014

MapMyRun Review #App #5kTraining

  I have started a new series on the blog, because I have started a new adventure.  I have started training to run a 5k.  I started off training and figured I would figure out one to run later.  I … Continue reading → The post Map...
by The Knit Wit by Shair on May 23, 2014

8 Race-Day Tips for Beginners

If you’ve been training for your first 5K, or any other race, it can be hard to know what to expect. You’ve put in all the work, now you just need to focus on the actual day of the event. Here are a few things to keep in mind for the day of the r...
by Unique Fitness Concepts Blog on May 22, 2014

Do: Run or Dye 5K {Get Fit}

The kids and I, and a friend, did the Run or Dye 5K the day before we left on Spring Break. My mom thought I was crazy, loading up our time right before we left for vacation, and she might have been right. Except for the fact that that was the only t...
by Sweetnicks on Apr 23, 2014

Hurrah! We survived! – 5k Finished!

Well, I’m happy to report that I managed to limp through the British Heart Foundation 5K relatively unscathed. We managed to raise an amazing £360 - £110 more the £250 goal we set ourselves! Everyone on the team is incredibly chuffed ab...
by The Mottled Macaroon on Mar 17, 2014

Hurrah! We survived! – 5k Finished!

Well, I’m happy to report that I managed to limp through the British Heart Foundation 5K relatively unscathed. We managed to raise an amazing £360 - £110 more the £250 goal we set ourselves! Everyone on the team is incredibly chuffed ab...
by The Mottled Macaroon on Mar 17, 2014

PostScript to the 5k USB Stick Scam

Last week we posted an article about a company that approached us in a panic because the 5,000 USB sticks they had purchased direct from a “factory” in China were not working on any of their PC’s or Mac’s. They were dumbfounded because they t...
by USB2U on Feb 18, 2014

Three for Thursday

We started out our Thanksgiving day as we have the last several years - with our local Bonfield 5k.  This year Tazer, Gaigai, Munchkin, my sister and I ran, while Kovas and Little A cheered us on and snapped pictures.  Tazer and Gaigai took...
by Women's Endurance Gear on Dec 5, 2013

Brain Cancer, Marathons, 5Ks, and Kick Ass-ness

This is a quick story about some of my college buddies. One in particular.Paul, Joe, Aaron, and Jamey at our college "prom" event in 2003.2 of my groomsmen (Jamey and Brian) at prom with me. What the F*CK am I wearing?(p.s. I'm wearing that same b...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Nov 6, 2013

Zombies!

The last time I ran, it was for a good cause. This time, it would be for SURVIVAL! Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Oct 29, 2013

Norwich Race for Life Twilight 2013

On Friday night I signed up to Run the Norwich Race for Life Twilight. I was running as part of a team called Chamber of Fishwives, with some friends of mine. One of the girls, Cyan, had lost several members of her family to cancer and was the instig...
by Lipstick, Lettuce & Lycra on Oct 21, 2013

Are you ready to freeze your cookies off?

Freeze your cookies off with me on November 23 & help provide life-saving vaccines to children.The post Are you ready to freeze your cookies off? appeared first on is this REALLY my life?.
by is this REALLY my life? on Oct 18, 2013

And I Ran

I was garbed in my commemorative T-shirt, my iPhone armband, my newly purchased shoe wallet, and my personalized cape. I certainly looked like a runner, but would my body be up to the task? Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Oct 7, 2013


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