Category Archives: Seafair Torchlight Run

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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2017 Seafair Torchlight 8K Run: My last hurrah?

My 213th road run was the Seafair Torchlight 8K Run in downtown Seattle on Saturday night, July 29; it takes place just before the annual Torchlight parade. This has always been one of my favorite races, as I’ve run it … Continue reading

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2017 Flying Wheels Summer Century: Got through 100 miles with a little help from my friends

The heat of my bicycling season took place over the last six weeks, and it culminated last Saturday (June 10) with the Flying Wheels Summer Century. The century is bicycling’s version of the marathon (though not quite as hard on the body, … 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 Sounders FC Rave Green Run 9K: As challenging as the Sounders’ season

As certain as death and taxes, running a race through Kirkland means doing some hills. I guess I’d forgotten about that when I signed up for last Sunday’s (Aug. 9) inaugural Seattle Sounders FC Rave Green Run, at the unusual distance … Continue reading

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2015 Seafair Pirate 8K Run: Freak fall, but I finished strong

Precious seconds ticked away as I picked myself up off the ground. That small but sturdy coil of wire at my feet had taken me down. There it was, lying near a guardrail at the Seneca Street entrance onto the … Continue reading

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