The Starting Line

The Starting Line

The Fit List

As the weather gets colder, the races get fewer, so get out there and run before it’s really cold. The Fit List will help you find a race.

Weekend of Nov. 26-27:
— FOLEPI River Trail Classic

The Fit List

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

Finally: Daylight in the morning

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.

The Fit List

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.

The Fit List

Good luck to everyone running the half or full marathon at the Monumental Marathon in Indy this weekend.
For everyone else, here’s a list of more local races:

Weekend of Nov. 5-6:
— Rattlesnake Master

Beyond the basics

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.

Halloween weekend race photos

Seeing the costumes other runners were wearing was as much fun as running the races this past weekend.

The Fit List

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:

The Fit 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

A 26.2-mile sightseeing tour

When my family decided to take a trip to Europe this fall, one of my first thoughts was finding a European marathon to run. If I’m traveling all that way, I’m not going to pass up the opportunity to run an international marathon.