Tag Archives: Running

Stats for High School and Collegiate Runners

Statistics for cross country and track athletes are pretty simple. They measure distance and time. How fast can the athlete run from start to finish line? For the casual athlete, like me, a running spreadsheet or social media site like dailymile is a … Continue reading

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Marathon Warrior beats Breast Cancer and Runs for Life

When it comes to life’s challenges, Spokane resident Carol Dellinger approaches them like a marathon, with optimism, determination and strength. Known as the marathon machine or marathon warrior, Dellinger runs a marathon every two to three weeks. She finished No. 272 … Continue reading

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Ready to Race

I love to run AND I love to race. As a 9ish-minute miler you won’t see me standing on any podiums but something about running races gets my competitive juices flowing. I race faster than I run, even though I’m … Continue reading

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Running with Music and Memories of the Mix Tap

Meet my newest running partner. All that time I spend using social media paid off with the best Klout perk I’ve received to date. I took this baby out for a run today and found myself flooded with memories. I’m … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Resolutions

September always feels like a new year. It’s my birthday month and back-to-school all rolled up in one. As a kid, the smell of newly sharpened pencils and the sight of perfect Crayola crayons lined up like little soldiers in … Continue reading

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In Tribute to Memorable Man

As a journalist I get to meet a lot of interesting people. But over a span of years, the sheer numbers of them make many of their stories blur and fade in my memory. Not Dr. Richard Byrd. I met … Continue reading

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What you may not know about winter running

I’ve heard all the complaints about outdoor winter running. I’ve probably uttered most of them. But there’s something special about running when the meteorologist issues winter storm warnings, your sedentary friends hunker down in front of the T.V. with comfort food and … Continue reading

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What’s Your Relationship With Running?

It’s time for an old-fashioned DTR.  That’s Define The Relationship.  Every runner has a relationship with running, but they aren’t all the same.  Here are a few of the most common running relationships. Flirting: You’re a casual runner who occasionally pulls an old … Continue reading

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How reaching your goals is like touching your toes

Several years ago I watched someone try to touch her toes without bending her knees.  She failed.  Her muscles were stiff and though she strained with effort, her fingers dangled above her peeling pink toenails.  They were out of reach.  Later, after … Continue reading

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Low cost cross training – when it’s too slick to run

I like running in the winter, when the roads are clear or there’s enough new snow for okay traction.  But I don’t like running on ice or when the temperature dips below 10 degrees. It isn’t fun to have your nose hairs … Continue reading

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