The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT SNOW!

I'm waiting for snow. Rather impatiently, as I'm desperate to cross-country ski.

I enjoy cross-country skiing, but I'm pretty inexperienced at it. So, I really have no business attempting a 23-kilometer ski race. But I've entered it, and now I need to train.

The Fit List

The Fit List will appear sporadically during the winter, depending on the number of upcoming races. Here’s what I’ve got through the New Year:

Weekend of Dec. 13-14:

Gifts fit for an athlete

Black Friday has come and gone, and I have yet to purchase a single Christmas gift. This is nothing new, and I'm not panicking. Yet.

If you also have a lot of shopping to do and an athlete to buy for, you're in luck. I talked with several endurance athletes about what they hope to find under the tree and gift ideas for other athletes in their sports.

Here are their suggestions:

The Fit List

Looking for a way to burn off all those calories you consumed on Thanksgiving? Me too. Here are some options:

Weekend of Nov. 29-30:

Stuff ‘N Puff 5K

The Fit List

Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Nov. 22-23:

Run for the Library

The Fit List

Yes, it’s cold out. Dress in layers, and keep running. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Nov. 15-16:
Abe’s Trail Trek

The Fit List

Here’s your list of races for upcoming weekends. Happy running!

Weekend of Nov. 8-9:
CUSR Cupcake 5K

New way to ride the rails

The Kickapoo Rail Trail will be not only a place for cyclists, runners and walkers to exercise. It will also be an avenue to explore the attractions along the way — both natural and commercial.

The Fit List

Happy Halloween! And good luck to everyone running at the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis and the New York City Marathon this weekend. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Nov. 1-2:
Rattlesnake Master

The Fit List

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend for the Allerton Trail Run. Get registered and find a costume! Here’s your list:

Weekend of Oct. 25-26:
Allerton Trail Run