Race Reports: A race victory and a marathon finish

Child Advocacy of Gratiot County Superhero 5K, May 13, 2017

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Why Volunteering at Races is SOOO REWARDING!

So many of us run our race. And there are many of us (SHOUT OUT TO MY PH RUN GROUP PEEPS!!!) that have the opportunity to see more people cross the finish after us (I am not one of those people, but I am at the party in the back).

But volunteering can not only provide what we do not see in the “start crowd”, but also along the routes. And it is different than spectating. Whether it is offering water, Gatorade, GU, pickles, or holding your arm out to tell the runners which way to go…..it is a great experience.

So if you have never volunteered at a race, give it a shot. And ALWAYS REMEMBER to thank those that are volunteering during your run!

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Kids Champion Questions

I emailed Ann some of these questions, but I thought I might ask if anyone here has any thoughts.. Read More »

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How about a little nod?

One of the things about bicycling that I’ve always enjoyed is the “unspoken fraternity” on the roads/trails. Read More »

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Coming Out of the Closet: As it relates to Endurance…

What I am about to tell you, I have known for 15 years. It’s not easy keeping it a secret to most everyone for that long. I feel I can trust you with this.

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Indulgence Mmmmmmmeal

Favorite cheat meal and how I make it? It has to be loaded nachos and I prefer not to make it. I don’t order this too often, and I usually get it as a dish to share. I am not too picky about what’s on it–jalapenos, beef or chicken, black olives, tomatoes, pico de gallo or salsa, cheese and/or sour cream, and salty, salty chips. Although I have had it using a base of waffle fries and found that to be acceptable, too :)

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Why you should run, even if I hate running

I HATE running.  I DESPISE running.  But, I think that most everyone should run.   Read More »

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Running a half marathon every month

I ran a half marathon in Portage in February and met a woman from Indianapolis that set a goal to run a half marathon every month for an entire year.   Read More »

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First Tri of the Season….countdown.

Only 16 days until my first Triathlon of the season! My college and work schedules interfered with training for a few months Read More »

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Grand Rapids Marathon

I’ve done it.  Given up any remaining sanity, I am signed up to run the Grand Rapids Marathon. Read More »

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