Tag Archives: Chilly Hilly

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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2017 Valentine’s Day Dash 10K: New 10K has limited appeal to Green Lake set

The Valentine’s Day Dash remains my favorite race for the month of February. After all, where can you find a woman at the starting line wrapped in a shower curtain with fake blood on it — and accompanied by a man … Continue reading

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2017 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive: Happy to run dry and watch others take the plunge

Call me whatever you want, but I consider a brisk 5K run in icy cold weather a good way to start a new year. So I’ve run the Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive 11 times now, including January … 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 Chilly Hilly: This ride would be so much better in the summer

Even though I conquered nearly all of the tough hills, the 2016 Chilly Hilly last Sunday (Feb. 28) on Bainbridge Island will go down as one of my least favorite rides. The off-and-on heavy rains, the strong winds along the Puget … Continue reading

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2016 Valentine’s Day Dash 5K: Low turnout or ebb in the local running boom?

For another year, I was surrounded for a half-hour mostly by sweating, panting women. It was Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. And this was the Valentine’s Day Dash 5K, where women participants outnumber men by about 2-to-1. However, the more noticeable thing about … Continue reading

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2016 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive: Taking the plunge is … meh

It wasn’t one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. I ran the 2016 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive last Friday (Jan. 1), and waded through the waters of Lake Washington, after coming down with a cold. I’d … Continue reading

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