Jan
26
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by Jonny00GT at 12:54 AM
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Chevron Houston Marathon
By Gokuflip


MILES 5 - 10

Still feeling good just taking it all in, giving high fives to the crowds, and hearing a lots of them shout out my name or comment about my GoproCam like. "Look! He's got a "(webcam/lil camera/GoPro) on his head," which really got me pumped. Sometime around these miles, Dinh, another DMer comes up and runs besides me and asks, "Are you Jeremy?" I tell him yes, and he introduces himself and runs besides me for a bit before I tell him I'm gonna slow it down as I'm running faster than planned. I also ended up seeing a barefoot runner and chatting him up to let the miles go by. Once the half marathoners split off around Rice University, theroads open, and it's not so congested anymore, so most of the weaving is done with. During this point, I start grabbing food from the crowd...
Jan
23
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by Jonny00GT at 9:13 AM
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Getting Goofy!
By Vanessa Runs

Walt Disney World Half Marathon

My parents never had a TV in the house as I was growing up, so when other kids talked about Disney movies, I was the weird-dumb kid.

Then one day I saw the Little Mermaid at a friend’s house. Her parents were babysitting, so they sat us down in front of the TV (how Mexicans babysit) and played Disney. My friend was restless and soon moved to her toys, but I was hooked. I had never seen anything like it.

I went on to watch other Disney movies, and they blew my little mind. Before Mulan and Pocahontas, I didn’t know that women could run with men. Or fight wars. Or grow a pair…. of legs. I wanted to be just like them.

Apart from fueling my ambitions, I never did buy into the Disney experience. I...
Jan
12
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Statehouse UpdateBy Ahcuah

I just want to give an update on where things are in the rulemaking process at the Ohio Statehouse (Capitol Building).

As a reminder, those who run the building, the To Be Refiled.

That means that it is in limbo, for the moment.

The “suggestion” from JCARR was that CSRAB talk to more legislators regarding the rule. My impression was that they were supposed to tighten up the language (but still be able to require shoes in most situations).

Here’s a timeline for what is going on:

On January 9, JCARR meets again. The CSRAB shoe rule is not on their published agenda.

On January 19, at 10:00 am, the CSRAB meets. My expectation is that they will have tried to meet with legislators by then and will have prepared...
Jan
09
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Hair of the Dog 10kBy Ramzev
It was a dark and stormy night, except it was light...and sunny...and morning. For some reason, I and a few other Slower Lower Runners decided it would be a good idea to run 6.2 miles on New years Day. I got there around 8 a.m. for the 9:30 start to get my packet and to get a good parking spot, and the registration line was already getting long. I got my packet which included the normal random coupons for local businesses a reusable shopping bag, a pen, a sticker, a Cliff Bar, and a nice long sleeve tech shirt. I wandered around for a while and was impressed by the timing set up; there was a nice finish line set up on the boardwalk and monitors that would show your time as soon as you finished.

I heard the race coordinators expected around 150-200 runners. It was apparent very soon that they were going to get much more than that; they ran out of race numbers, went to their back-up stock of numbers, and ran out of those, they ended up...