Category Archives: Running

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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2018 Emerald City Bike Ride: First ride back is last ride on Seattle’s viaduct

The weather gods were in a foul mood for my first post-surgery bicycling event on April 8, as rain and wind made for a wet, chilly Emerald City Bike Ride. But I got the chance to ride one last time (traffic-free) … Continue reading

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Back running again — doctor says, ‘You’re good to go’

It was a bit of a surprise. In my latest visit to my ankle surgeon on March 14, he pronounced my recovery virtually complete. He said he didn’t need to see me again until a three-month follow-up in June, but … 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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