Towing The Kids

Innocent to the ways of parenthood I volunteered this week to go on a ski adventure with my friend, Lainey. She is a beginner skier so I thought I’d be able to give her a few technique tips, tow her kids in a chariot, and have a nice outing to a local ski area. We set our goal as Hale Hut – approximately 8.5 km worth of skiing.

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No More Excuses

It’s mid-December and the weather sucks.

You just ate a whole batch of holiday cookies.

It’s too dark in the morning, oh… and also in the evening.

You had another cookie.

You HAVE GOT to find that last minute perfect gift!

Oh, did somebody make fudge?

My wife is under the mistletoe…

Two words: EGG NOG.

Running will be your 2013 New Year’s resolution…

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The Planet Wave: Whatever Happened to Great Race Shirts?

I’m not exactly sure exactly when or why the tradition of race T-shirts began, but my guess it was probably in the mid-70s when a handful of skinny guys (back then, it was always guys) would be standing around after finishing a road race, shivering uncontrollably in their wet stuff. That skinny, shivering guy would have been me.

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Renee Metivier Baillie Shocks The World (But Not Herself) at Chicago Marathon

Two nights before the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Renee Metivier Baillie and Austin Baillie, met some friends for dinner. The couple had just flown into Chicago that evening from their home in Bend, Oregon and Renee was absolutely bubbling with excitement that she was ready to nail what would be her first marathon.

Over a huge slab of beef, Metivier Baillie spoke openly of her goal on Sunday: She wanted to break Kara Goucher’s American record of 2:25:23 for the fastest debut marathon.

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