The Starting Line
Hey, it’s December and still supposed to reach into the low 50s this weekend. Get out there and race!
Weekend of Dec. 3-4:
— Tuscola 5K Santa Chase
This 5K run and walk is Saturday in Tuscola. You can register on race day from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Here’s a link to the entry form.
It’s become a fall tradition for me to attend the NCAA Cross-Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. (known as Cross-Country Town USA).
The Division I championships are the Monday before Thanksgiving. I first went several years ago with a group of friends.
Race at Lake of the Woods in the Run for the Mahomet Library this weekend, or get an early start on Thanksgiving with a Turkey Trot in Decatur. Don’t forget Urbana’s fun run on Thanksgiving Day.
Here’s the list of races for the next few weekends:
Weekend of Nov. 19-20:
— Run for the Mahomet Library
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: