Author: Denny K

National Senior Games

National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM provided good competition and entertainment in an environment that was welcoming for athletes and spectators. I went to participate in swimming and triathlon, but also enjoyed watching athletes compete in a number of different sports. Additionally, my wife and I had a great time experiencing the culture and cuisine

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Running Haiku

I’ve been blogging less than two years and thoroughly enjoy the community. I like the diversity and camaraderie in a supportive, encouraging environment. The sharing of ideas, creativity, and passions inform, entertain, and cause me to think. The challenges of creating, developing, and publishing ignite and inspire me. In blogging, I believe I’ve found a

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Barbara Stevens Memorial Swim Meet

The Western Kentucky Green Gators do a great job of hosting the Barbara Stevens Memorial Swim Meet in Bowling Green each January. It’s not a particularly large meet, but it attracts quality swimmers from the local club and as well as athletes from Louisville, Lexington, and Nashville. The meet is well-run and moves at a

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Nathan Quick Shot Plus

There is much for me to like about the Nathan Quick Shot Plus hydration flask. The size fits well in my hand with the comfortable strap holding it secure. There is no need to grip it or hold it tight while running. For me the 10-ounce capacity is perfect for runs under 8 miles, making

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Love the Honesty

Running through the high school parking lot half way through a 9-mile run Saturday morning, I saw this young girl bounding out of a minivan with her siblings. I’d guess her to be about 3 years old and excited to spend a few hours at the field house while her older brother wrestled. Obviously a

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Maple Street Biscuit Company

While technically not a coffee shop, Maple Street Biscuit Company is a southern restaurant chain serving coffee they roast at their Jacksonville, FL location. The coffee at the Chattanooga City Center location was decent, especially for mass-produced, big urn coffee. But this place is all about breakfast and biscuits are the star of the show.

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Mean Mug Coffee

During my first day in Chattanooga, I did some shopping in the North Shore area where I found Mean Mug Coffeehouse. My schedule didn’t allow time to fully experience the coffee shop. But I did stop by the Mean Mug which is in a retail area bordered by the Tennessee River and established neighborhoods. Coffee

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The Mad Priest Coffee

During a recent visit to Chattanooga for a triathlon, I stayed at the Market City Center property managed by Stay Alfred. The balcony of our rental overlooked the alley entrance and outdoor seating area for The Mad Priest Coffee and Cocktail Bar.  The Cherry Street location offers an interesting blend of caffeine and alcohol. The

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Velo Coffee Roasters

Velo is French for bike and Latin for speed. So, I rode my bicycle as fast as I could to the coffee shop located at 509 East Main in the southside historic district of Chattanooga. Velo has a very laid-back vibe for a business with so much going on. Open and airy, the interior allows

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Ironman Chattanooga

“We should do Chattanooga as a relay.” The statement sounded totally reasonable as the three of us discussed timing and logistics for the September Ironman race. Calendars were checked and within a couple weeks we were committed and signed up to participate. I had been swimming with Barb and Blake a couple days a week

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