73. Chase Away 5K, 2012

Chase Away Sign

This was a special race for us. The Chase Away 5K benefits an organization that fights canine cancer, so of course we thought of my in-laws’ dog Socrates. We lost him this year to cancer. This 5K was Cara’s way of giving him a bit of a send-off.

72. Downtown 10K, 2012

Cara's cold takes its toll

Haven’t done this one since their first race in 2009. I was hoping that it had grown a bit since then, but it appears to be about the same size. One thing was different, though… this time the registration process seemed to be a little off. And by that, I mean “extremely murky.”

71. Pirate 5k Run, 2012

Video Pirate

Any race at the Waterfront is an obvious choice for us, especially when there’s a pirate theme. Our friend Misty parked at our place and we walked down there together. It was a fun race overall, but there were a few issues with how it was organized. Mainly the price and the shabby online registration process.

Wedding Day Run through Burlington

Lovely Lake Champlain

For those of you who don’t know yet, I’m getting married in a few hours, right here in Burlington, Vermont. I’ve been asked a few times if I’m nervous or if I’m getting cold feet or something. I’m not and I haven’t, but it makes me wonder. Am I supposed to be nervous? Is there something wrong with me?

69. GMAA Equinox Trail Race, 2012

Cara Smiles

This was race number 69. heh heh… Anyway, it was in Charlotte, VT. (Pronounced Shar-LOT in Veromont.) It was a trail run out in the boonies, but it was a really nice day. There were only two problems. First, the previous day’s rain created some muddy spots. Second, Cara hadn’t trained up. Her job is pretty […]

68. 5K for Vermont HOBY, 2012

68. 5K for Vermont HOBY, 2012

Lately the weather has been easing up, so I started looking around for my first race of the season. Back in Charleston, the “season” is actually more like 11 months, but in Vermont its a bit shorter. After looking around on Active.com, I found two really small races for this weekend. The one I chose […]

Uphill on Main Street

After the Main Street Hill

The weather was too good to pass up, so I didn’t. The temperature was 36F, so I didn’t even need my tights or my gloves… just my Space Jacket and a sport skully. A beautiful day like this just screams out for something special, so I decided to hit Main Street in downtown Burlington. Main Street […]

All Kinds of Weather

Duct Tape Winter Shoes

It’s been a couple of weeks since I moved back to Burlington, Vermont. It seems longer, of course. Since returning, I’ve seen temperatures below zero. I’ve had my handy Carhartt and some other gear, so I was prepared. Strangely enough, I seem to be a better New Englander than Cara is. I mean, I actually like […]

This Year’s First Real Winter Run

I can’t believe it’s really been this long since I’ve gone running, but there really has been a lot going on. We recently moved back up to Burlington, Vermont, so Winter is now spelled with a capital “W”. Unlike South Carolina, Winter is a very real thing in New England. Down south, I would just […]

47. Downtown 10K, 2009

47. Downtown 10K, 2009

There won’t be many footraces after this point since Winter is on the way, so I was excited to find out about an event right here in downtown Burlington. The downtown 10K is less than a mile from my apartment, so how could I pass it up?

Pennsic 38, 2009 – Glad I missed it.

Sitting and Drinking on my Porch

For the second year in a row, I didn’t go to Pennsic. I have a new job, so I couldn’t take the time off. But that’s okay, really. I didn’t really need to drive all the way to Pennsylvania just to have a good time. In fact, I’ve compiled a list of all the cool things I was doing while everyone else was at Pennsic.

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.