Running

Falmouth Road Race

Course: This 7-mile race is notoriously as grueling as it is picturesque. There are hills, there is heat, historically there is stifling humidity, and for a couple of miles mid-race there is no cover. You hit the first gradual hill right out of the gate as you claw your way through the masses erupting like ants from […] Read more…

Runners World Classic 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

Course: I ran the 10K, and the course was beautiful. There are only two real sections of hill, and they are right after the 3 mile mark. Charity: None Size: There were 800+ people in the 5K, 700+ people in the 10K and over 500 people in the Half Marathon. Not bad for an inaugural event! It never […] Read more…

Strut For Strays 5K

  Course: This 5K is a straight, flat course down a residential street, and it turns around at some train tracks. There was a staffed water stop at the turn-around, but unfortunately neither attendant mentioned to us that this was where we were supposed to turn around! So I ran a little extra… Charity: Merrimack Valley […] Read more…

Where To Run (or Walk) With A Stroller

Whenever I can’t get a sitter and I’m desperate for a workout to boost my energy level and refresh my patience for toddler antics, I throw my massive CraigsList jogging stroller in the trunk and pray I can get a car ride plus 30 minutes of exercise in before *someone* is screaming and hurling Goldfish […] Read more…

Feaster Five Road Race

Though I grew up not far from here, neither my dad nor I have ever run the Feaster Five road race on Thanksgiving Day. I knew it was a big one, but I didn’t expect the vibe to be so fun! It felt like the whole community was out enjoying themselves – there were runners, […] Read more…