11th Annual Wigs for Kids 5K Day at the Zoo

Saturday, July 22, 2017
74°F, 8:30am, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

We’ve run at the zoo before, so we knew what to expect at the 11th Annual Wigs for Kids 5K Day at the Zoo. That didn’t make the anticipation of the big hill any better, especially with the struggle of the heat this summer. Luckily, it was a VERY rainy morning, with the rain only picking up as we ran and becoming torrential right after we finished. This helped keep the sweat at bay and the temperature refreshing instead of heavy and uncomfortable. Continue reading 11th Annual Wigs for Kids 5K Day at the Zoo

27th Annual A Most Excellent Race

Sunday, April 30, 2017
~68°F, 9am, Beaumont School

For the first race coming off of the half, both of us were feeling a bit… nervous about this race in the coming weeks. Not only was it a 10K, but the heat had been excruciating, and our training was perhaps a little lackluster. But thanks to the beautiful weather that morning, and a new, very pleasant course, the race turned out to be as fun as it always is! Continue reading 27th Annual A Most Excellent Race

40th Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

Sunday, May 21, 2017
~60°F, 7am, Downtown Cleveland

This race was going to be one for the books from the minute we registered. We knew that after the craziness of last year, no matter what happened the 40th Cleveland Marathon would be a different race. Continue reading 40th Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

6th Annual Love-A-Stray Fur Fun 5K

Sunday, April 30, 2017
~50°F, 9am, Avon High School

As usual, we were all excited to run the race that we’ve affectionately nicknamed “the Puppy Run”. Avon’s a bit of a trek for us, so we got an early start and arrived with time to spare (even after getting R registered because, you guessed it: he didn’t pre-register).  Continue reading 6th Annual Love-A-Stray Fur Fun 5K

13th Annual Cleveland 10 Miler

This year I ran my 6th consecutive Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler. I adore this race. It’s a perfect intro to the spring race season and fits perfectly with my Cleveland Half Marathon training. Continue reading 13th Annual Cleveland 10 Miler

6th Annual Irish Jig & Jog 5K

Saturday, March 25, 2017
~50°F, 10am, West Park Station

This year’s Lakewood Jig and Jog 5K started a lot like other races we’ve run. R didn’t pre-register. When K texted him late Friday night about the race, he wasn’t even prepared to run it! Continue reading 6th Annual Irish Jig & Jog 5K

30th Annual Chili Bowl Classic 5K

Saturday, February 25, 2017
~44°F, 10am, Downtown (Galleria)

This year is a big year for the Chili Bowl. It’s the 30th year for them, but the fourth year for us. And in fact this race is always a big deal to us, because two very special things happened at this race.

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