The Starting Line
Remember those hot, humid days this summer when you ended your run or your bike ride feeling like you just worked out in a sauna?
Yeah, me neither. Well, maybe I do, but it sure seems like a long time ago.
But that heat training could serve you well now.
NOTE: This is a much delayed follow-up on Stephanie Wetzel’s experience at the U.S. Transplant Games in early August. The games is an Olympic-style competition held every two years for organ transplant recipients and sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation.
These folks are serious about their Ping-Pong.
Serious enough to win gold at the Illinois Senior Olympics and the Huntsman World Senior Games this fall.
Phyllis Hughes, Al Martens and Joanne Brummett are among a group of local table tennis players who have been honing their games, competing -- and winning.
Race or costume party?
The runs I did this weekend were both.
The Screaming Pumpkin marathon and relay was a great way to start off Halloween weekend. The run covered a dark, hilly, 6.55-mile loop through a Peoria cemetery. It was just spooky enough to be fun. When we weren’t running, there was plenty of food, hot chocolate and a great band.
Got your costume ready? Wear it to the Allerton Trail Race, on Halloween.
The 5.5-mile trail race is at 9 a.m. Sunday at Allerton Park. There’s also a 2-mile walk. You can register through today online, or Saturday at Body n’ Sole in Savoy during the packet pickup, 1 to 5 p.m.
The Allerton Trail Race is on Halloween, and I’m trying to come up with a costume for Halloween weekend that will be fun but also easy to run in.
This year’s race includes a costume contest. There will be awards for the best male, female, and pair or group costumes.