Category Archives: Chilly Hilly

2019 Hot Chocolate 5K: It’s official — I will run for chocolate

The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K event in Seattle last Sunday (March 3) was, by all signs, another rousing success. More than 9,800 runners and walkers did either the 5K (3.1 miles) or 15K (9.3 miles). That’s a slight decline from the … Continue reading

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Hello, tunnel; goodbye, viaduct! Two days to obsess about both

Even after the big snow dumps this week, the run and bicycle ride through downtown Seattle’s new tunnel last weekend is still memorable. It won’t be easy to forget joining a thousand other runners from Corral 6 as we first … Continue reading

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2018 Rave Green Run 5.4K: Small run with a big dose of Sounders pride

In looking over September race possibilities, I chose running the Seattle Sounders’ Rave Green Run a second time, three years after doing it the first time. This year’s run, held last Saturday (September 15), was in a different community and seemed … Continue reading

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Goodbye, scooter! What I will miss and won’t miss about you

My seven-plus weeks on a scooter ended last week, and it feels good to be walking full-time again. I’m supposed to still be in my walking boot … but, well, I discarded that a few days later. Sorry, Dr. Powell. … Continue reading

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Post-surgery recovery: The waiting is the hardest part

I’m happy to say that my ankle surgery Dec. 18 went smoothly, and so have the last three weeks of recovery time. My pain is so minimal that I can’t complain (yes, sometimes I still do). And my ankle surgeon … Continue reading

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Happy holidays! Mine will be spent on a scooter

In the four months since I last posted about what I said could be my “last hurrah,” I got my surgery plans squared away. It took a few tests to determine what kind of ankle surgery would be best. Now we’re … Continue reading

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2017 Chilly Hilly: Equal parts great fun and sheer misery

My sixth Chilly Hilly ride last Sunday (Feb. 26) was probably my wettest one yet. I continued to hope (pray) into the late stages of the 33-mile ride around Bainbridge Island that it would … Just. Stop. Raining. It didn’t — until after I … Continue reading

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