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Race Preparation:  Race Items Check List

Back in April I wrote What’s All That Stuff You’re Carrying?  Since fall is racing season, and I’m spending the week talking about race preparation, I’m re-posting it today with a few minor changes and additions. I’m sure you never leave your house without your phone, but I’ll remind you anyway to take it (and […]


2013 Hokie Half Marathon Race Recap

Why was I so happy at 5:30 in the morning?  The day I’d been waiting for since April was finally here, that’s why! And I’d just checked the temperature for the 7 AM race start, and it couldn’t have been more perfect! Everyone in our group had snagged Lot A parking passes (the lot closest […]


What’s All That Stuff You’re Carrying?

I’m getting quite a kick out of looking at my “Marathon Check List” that I used to hand out to my running group just a few years ago.  The first thing that I noticed was “single use camera.”  Do they even make those anymore?  So right off the top, I’ll remind you to take your […]


Cruisers’ Easter Bunny Hop

For about the past five years, I’ve been having the annual Easter Bunny Hop for the Cruisers.  I fill my baskets with runner goodies and hand them out before the run.  One year I tried to wear bunny ears for the run, but they kept falling off, so now I just wear them for handing […]

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