The Starting Line
We recently passed a milestone on my running calendar: the end of daylight saving time.
I’ve been counting the days, looking forward to the time change. I know I’m in the minority here. Most people hate to see it get dark so early in the evening.
But I can’t stand waking up when it’s still dark out. I’m a morning exerciser, and I’d rather not run in the dark.
Make your plans for a Turkey Trot before the holiday stuffing begins! Or ride Cranksgiving this weekend and give back by helping provide food for those less fortunate. Check out the races in The Fit List.
Weekend of Nov. 12-13:
— Schumacher Shuffle
This is an inaugural race at St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo on Saturday. There’s a 5K race and 1K kids fun run/walk.
It was just a 2-mile ride to a friend’s house. But the fact that Mishauno Woggon chose to bike the most direct route — which meant riding on Kirby Avenue — rather than taking a more circuitous route or begging a lift from a co-worker spoke volumes.
Got your costume for your weekend race? Don’t miss Allerton — one of the best races of the year. Great trail, costumes, food.
If you are doing Screaming Pumpkin in Peoria tonight, look for my team, “Boowatch.” We’ll be the ones dressed as lifeguards.
Here’s the list:
Lots of 5Ks to choose from this weekend, and a bike tour in the Shawnee Forest area in southern Illinois, if you’re up for a bit of travel. The Fit List also has a preview of races on the weekend before Halloween. Get your costumes ready!
Weekend of Oct. 22-23:
— Kinesiology Student Association 5K