This is it, the biggest race of the season, Midwest Regionals. Just when your legs are ready to give out, the trials of one last 8k arise. The stage is set, and the Gorloks are ready to compete for the last time in Oshkosh, WI. Our normal tour bus ride was downgraded a couple of seats to one of those Ford transit vans. Not only … Continue reading DIII Midwest Regional Championships
Sure I’ve been to state and I’ve been to large meets, but so far the conference championship has been the most stressful rave I’ve been in. I specifically remember the first day of moving in to West Hall. It feels like yesterday that we were practicing at Eden Seminary for our first practice of camp week. I remember the sweat droplets forming around my eyes … Continue reading SLIAC Conference Championship
I don’t speak for all runners when I say this, but running is difficult. Some find it to be a breeze, but it can be a chore for me sometimes. There are times where we have back to back race weekends, such as the weekend where we travelled to Decatur, Illinois. Grinnell College hosted a pretty well run meet, however there were a few peculiarities … Continue reading The Grind of Grinnell
Workouts, mile repeats, and the extra effort are all a grind that runners suffer through, but races are a totally different animal. Same concept with the Les Duke Invite. The 5 hour bus drive was enough for us to want to go crazy, but you learn how to pass the time with cards against humanity and movies. The dinner before the meet was not the … Continue reading The Les Duke Invite
It’s an interesting question that I get asked quite frequently. Seriously, who in their right mind wakes up every day at 6 am to go run 4-9 miles everyday? I haven’t always been an avid distance runner. I started out with tee ball and then moved to basketball and baseball. I never would’ve thought I was going to be a runner because I was no … Continue reading Why Do I Run?
“Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.” -Claudia Baker. My mom made a good point. In running and in life, you’ve got to stop for a minute and enjoy what’s around you. This applies to running and life. You have to stop on your run and take in what’s around you. Take in the sounds, scenery, and feel the energy around you. Be surrounded … Continue reading About the Run
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