Category Archives: Marathons

2018 Issaquah Run with the Fishes 5K: Gilman Boulevard becomes a favorite place to run

For the fourth time in the last five years, I helped Issaquahians celebrate their annual community festival by running in the Run with the Fishes 5K last Sunday (October 7). It used to be the Issaquah Salmon Days Run, which had … 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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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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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 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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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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