Category Archives: 12Ks of Christmas

2016 Jingle Bell Run 5K: Merry high before the Seahawks’ low point

Well, the Oregon Ducks’ dreadful football season for 2016 is over! I’m looking forward to the energy and vibe that new coach Willie Taggart seems to be bringing for next year. But in the meantime, I am caught riding the Seattle … Continue reading

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2016 Mustache Dache 5K: A hairy race before an even hairier election

Last Sunday’s Mustache Dache 5K — “Seattle’s hairiest race” and part of a national road-race series to support men’s health — started the week off right. The Seahawks’ game against Buffalo on Monday Night Football followed and was agonizing, but it was a … Continue reading

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2016 Seahawks 12K Run: Fewer people show for this spirited, warm weather run

The 2016 Seahawks 12K Run took place last Sunday (April 17) under what I consider ideal conditions: sunny skies, warm but not blistering hot temperatures, and no threat of rain. The vibe was great — lots of Seahawk spirit, linebacker … Continue reading

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2016 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive: Taking the plunge is … meh

It wasn’t one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. I ran the 2016 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive last Friday (Jan. 1), and waded through the waters of Lake Washington, after coming down with a cold. I’d … Continue reading

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2015 12Ks of Christmas 12K: Flatter course now, but hills still grueling

Merry Christmas, everyone! Adding the Cross Kirkland Corridor to the 12Ks of Christmas 12K course made it a flatter and better run last Sunday (Dec. 20). But it still took every ounce of energy I had to get to the finish … Continue reading

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2015 Seattle Half-Marathon: Boy, I needed that chicken soup

In all my years of running, I have always favored icy cold but dry weather over steady rain and drizzle, even if the latter meant the temperatures were a tad warmer. I am beginning to rethink that, however, after another … Continue reading

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2015 Seahawks 12K Run: Has this event gotten too big for Renton?

Renton is the beloved home of the Seattle Seahawks, so it’s fitting that the annual Seahawks 12K Run (with a 5K too) is held there each April. But the event, now in its sixth year, sold out at 12,000 participants last … Continue reading

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