Chilling Out, But Still Running

BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE. Winter has Michigan firmly in its grip. The snow is falling, the wind is blowing, and we have below-zero wind chills. So my non-runner friends have begun asking (with tone assuming Yes), "So you're done running for the winter," and "I suppose you're doing your running inside now?" Nope. I admit …

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Cold Logic: No Frills All Thrills Race Recap

I HAVE FOUND SOMETHING TO APPRECIATE ABOUT THIS WINTER. (Warning: it's based on the fact that I ran outdoors all winter, so I'm guessing that many of you will not be nodding your head in agreement.) Okay, here goes. . . . (Remember, I warned you.) . . . Last Saturday, I ran the No …

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A New Year: Training and Traditions

First run of 2014: Late afternoon, 15 degrees, snowing, and four inches already on the ground. But my training goes year-round, and running on New Year's Day is one of my personal traditions, so I layered up, strapped on my new headlamp, and went out for 4 miles and change. Most non-runners I know are …

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Fun in the Snow, and Respecting One’s Elders

Southeastern Michigan got royally dumped on last weekend, which actually led to more outdoor exercise for me, in the form of shoveling our long driveway. Three times. It's good upper body work. If this keeps up, I'll look like Charles Atlas in the spring. (When he was alive, I mean, not right now.) The PR …

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