Category Archives: Seahawks 12K Run

2017 Hot Chocolate 15K: Event organizers are doing something right

I always like new challenges, things I haven’t done before. So on this year’s list was running the Hot Chocolate 15K in downtown Seattle. I ran the Hot Chocolate 5K for the first time last year, but had never done … 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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2016 12Ks of Christmas 12K: How could I run so slow when I have so much to do?

This post will be short and sweet and rather dull (and possibly with some missing words and typos). That’s because I still have lots of Christmas shopping and wrapping to do. And what new can you say about a run you’ve done … Continue reading

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2016 Seahawks 12K Run: Fewer people show for this spirited, warm weather run

The 2016 Seahawks 12K Run took place last Sunday (April 17) under what I consider ideal conditions: sunny skies, warm but not blistering hot temperatures, and no threat of rain. The vibe was great — lots of Seahawk spirit, linebacker … Continue reading

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2016 Emerald City Bike Ride: Long lines, but worth the wait

It wasn’t the most challenging bike ride I’ve ever done, but the first-ever Emerald City Bike Ride last Sunday (April 3) was enjoyable and worth doing. Yes, even if I had to share the starting line and much of the first … Continue reading

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2016 Mercer Island Half-Marathon: Modest improvement but still back of the pack

I’ve long subscribed to the theory that if you run an entire race end-to-end, you will never finish last. I’m talking about local races here, not the Boston Marathon. According to this theory, there will always be a handful of people … Continue reading

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2016 Hot Chocolate 5K: Marketing dollars (and chocolate) draw women runners

After skipping it during its first two years in Seattle, I finally ran the Hot Chocolate 5K last Sunday (March 6), and was surprised by the large turnout. I had underestimated the power of a well-funded national race promoter to market to … Continue reading

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