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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 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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