Tag Archives: Green Lake

2018 Green Lake Gobble 5K: I’m thankful to still be able to run

It’s Thanksgiving Week. I’ve survived another birthday, another crazy, unreal year of Trump, and another excruciating, maddening, but ultimately winning Oregon Ducks football season. Like most people, I’m thankful at this time of year for a lot of things — for a … 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 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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2014 Bellevue 10K Run: A chance to get reacquainted with the 10K

I rarely get talked into doing road runs, but the Bellevue 10K in my hometown last Sunday was a first. I was not planning to do it this year. A fellow Oregon Duck, John Uppendahl, urged me to run it … Continue reading

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2014 Valentine’s Day Dash 5K: Have women taken over this race?

This year’s Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em Valentine’s Day Dash 5K lucked out on weather. It was a chilly but dry morning for the event — the sun even came out for a time. Later that evening, snow came down … Continue reading

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2014 Resolution Run 5K: New year starts with a post-surgery PR

Happy New Year, everyone! I enjoy starting off each new year with the Resolution Run 5K, a race I’ve done for eight of the last 10 years. Call me chicken though, because this event at Seattle’s Magnuson Park includes an optional … Continue reading

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