67. Reindeer Run, 2011

67. Reindeer Run, 2011

The Reindeer run is a can’t-miss event for the Holy City, with all sorts of costumes and decorations on people and dogs. (Especially on dogs.) It starts downtown at Southend Brewery, sweeping through the city and along the Battery before returning. It might be the most enjoyable race in town. I was doing this one […]

65. Dash to the Vista 5K, 2011

65. Dash to the Vista 5K, 2011

This was a small race before a small festival in the Vista. (The Vista is a little business area in Columbia, SC.) Thanks to this week’s rain, the morning was filled with cool fog. When the sun came out, the fog started burning away, leaving behind about a half-hour of super-humid armpit air. That’s when […]

64. See Spot Run, 2011

64. See Spot Run, 2011

This was another 5K held in Columbia, this time to benefit the Humane Society. Dogs were welcome since pets were the focus of the event. Although Dublin can’t run 5K yet, we were excited to check it out. After all, Cara is in favor of anything that helps dogs.

51. Marine Corps Honor Run, 2010

Hiding from the rain

Okay, it’s time for Race 51: The Marine Core Honor Run. This one is is meant to recognize the contributions of peeps in the Marine Corps and in law enforcement. They give out scholarships and bonds to the children of said peeps, so it’s yet another run race for a warm and fuzzy cause.

48. St. Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race, 2010

48. St. Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race, 2010

My first race in Boston was also my first race of 2010. I was hoping for something a little less flooded, but I’ll take what I can get after my first New England Winter. With the snow and ice and the refreezing ice and the dogs refusal to go out because the snow is taller than he is… well, the truth is that I haven’t done much. Time to change that.

44. Girls on the Run, 2009

44. Girls on the Run, 2009

I’ve done a few of these races, right? I mean, this is race 44, for crying out loud. You would think that I would have it all figured out by now. You would think that it’s all a simple routine to me, and that I could do these things blindfolded. Certainly I should be well beyond all of the silly rookie mistakes, right? Well… um… I’m afraid I’ll have to disappoint you.

43. Mutt Strutt, 2009

43. Mutt Strutt, 2009

It had to happen eventually. Things warmed up enough for me to try out a running event in Vermont. Oh, I’ve seen people running around since I got here, but I’m not frost-resistant yet, so I tend to think of them as crazy people.

41. LifePoint Gift of Life Run, 2009

41. LifePoint Gift of Life Run, 2009

Never done this one before, but it’s the last 5K I had access to before the big move to Vermont. I couldn’t pass it up. This event promotes organ donation, and even had some people speaking about it at the award ceremony. A donor’s mother and a recipient, to be specific. It was kind of cool.

36. Resolution Run, 2009

36. Resolution Run, 2009

Once again I started the New Year with a running event: the Resolution Run at Joe Riley Stadium. It was held on the 3rd this time so that it would fall upon a Saturday.