Category Archives: Running

2018 Redmond Derby Dash 5K: Boiling on a Friday the 13th

No, this wasn’t the Seattle-To-Portland (STP) bicycle ride. Or the Ragnar Relay, an 187-mile relay race from Blaine to Coupeville, Wash., also this past weekend. This was only the Redmond Derby Dash 5K, a 3.1-mile run after work on Friday. But I am … Continue reading

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2018 Seattle Night Ride: Adventurous ride through the dark in Seattle

So now I know what this Cascade Bicycle Club ride is all about. I can cross it off my bucket list. I’ll probably want to do it again, and I’ll make sure I can see better next time when we start slippin’ … Continue reading

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2018 Big Backyard 5K: Fundraiser for King County Parks is well worth the entry fee

The Seattle area has two major parks that can host “backyard” races and enable runners to avoid cars, large potholes and hills: Magnuson Park in Seattle and Marymoor Park just south of Redmond. Thank goodness for both of them. While Magnuson … Continue reading

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7 Hills of Kirkland 2018: Ranking these hills by level of agony

Another year, another challenging Memorial Day ride. I joined about 950 other riders in the 7 Hills of Kirkland bicycle ride last Monday (May 28), an event sponsored by EvergreenHealth to raise money to fight homelessness. I’ve done this ultra-hilly ride six … Continue reading

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2018 Beat the Bridge 8K Run: I didn’t, but got a chance to see my CEO’s rock band

Well, I couldn’t beat the bridge this year. Not even close. For 36 years, the popular Nordstrom Beat the Bridge 8K Run has required that you run close to a 10-minute mile or better to get to Mile 2 before Seattle’s … Continue reading

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2018 Seattle Bike-n-Brews: Ride was scorching hot, beer was cold and going down easy

For the first time that I can remember, I returned to my car after a long bicycle ride hot, sweaty, spent and … slightly tipsy. It was after the Seattle Bike-n-Brews last Sunday, May 6, in temperatures that reached the high … Continue reading

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2018 All in for Autism 5K: Great to return to the back of the pack

I’m back doing races again, and the situation when I’m running is all too familiar. I find myself at mid-race in the back of the pack alongside the people who both run and walk the race. They zip past me at a … Continue reading

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