The Starting Line
Yes, it’s cold out, but there are still races to run. Here’s your list for the next few weekends:
Weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1:
— Stuff ‘N Puff 5K
This is a 5K race and a 1-mile fun run on Saturday in Sullivan. It benefits the Sullivan-Okaw Valley cross country program.
Kate Pond spent a recent Saturday hiking 10 miles around town with more than 30 other people, crossing through a stream with knee-high water, helping carry several large logs and several people, occasionally stopping for some pushups, all the while carrying a backpack with some bricks in it.
It’s not how most people might choose to spend a weekend day.
I’m headed to Peoria to run through a cemetery this evening, part of the Screaming Pumpkin races. It’s too late to register for that race, but here’s the list of upcoming races. You don’t want to miss Allerton on Sunday.
Weekend of Oct. 26-27:
— Allerton Trail Run
Think boating season is over just because there is a chill in the air?
Not for Van and Jalane Anderson. The Champaign couple is fanatical about water skiing. They ski year-round — and November will be their 200th consecutive month of water skiing in central or northern Illinois.