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 […]

66. Governor’s Cup Half Marathon, 2011

66. Governor’s Cup Half Marathon, 2011

Time once again for the Governor’s Cup. It starts at the Statehouse and winds through Columbia. Cara and I have been really busy with the move up north coming up, so we didn’t get a chance to train properly. Still, we had signed up for the half and we were determined to make a good […]

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 […]

Bachelor Week Begins

Drinking a Venti Non-Fat, No Whip Mocha. For here.

Well… I’m alone. For almost a week. Yesterday I took Cara to the airport and Dublin to my sister’s place. And now, I sit alone in a Starbucks. But not just any Starbucks. This is the on on King Street in Charleston, SC. I used to work here.

Brand New Chafe Point. Awesome.

Brand New Chaffe Point

I went out for my weekly 10-mile run today. I had big plans at first. I was going to zig-zag around town until I reached about 8 miles or so, then head back to the apartment. This takes quite a bit of willpower, because you’re never more than two miles from home. If you get lazy after four miles, you can wimp out.

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.

59. Flowertown Festival Run, 2011

59. Flowertown Festival Run, 2011

This was the last race I did before moving to New England in 2009. In fact, I left that day. So now that I’m back in the area, it was especially important not to miss it. Many of my Charleston peeps are regulars at the Flowertown race, so I was looking forward to a few reunions.

58. Make My Day 12K, 2011

58. Make My Day 12K, 2011

I’ve run quite a few races, so it’s not often that I get to do something for the very first time. This one was held in Harbison State Forest, and it was my very first trail run… ever. I’ve run through the woods, but it was always on flat ground. This one was an actual trail, with tree roots and everything.