Category: running

Strange Magic

Alright, who let mom play with my phone while I was running this morning? Returning from a run, I noticed additional letters with accents on my keyboard. Uh, OK. As I typed, every word autocorrected to Dutch words that I’m pretty sure I didn’t mean to say. After a little exploration I found where I

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Lucky Thirteen

The thirteenth running of the Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon was coincidentally my thirteenth race at the 13.1 mile distance. This was the fourth time I’ve run Fly with the Eagles over the past five years. Located in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, the race is about an hour and a half drive

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Resolution Challenge

The Resolution Challenge in Cape Girardeau was a great way to start the new year. Over 100 runners, walkers and encouragers came out in support of myTEAM TRIUMPH. The 10K, 5K and 1-mile runs raised funds for the organization focused on providing people of all abilities the opportunity to participate in athletic endeavors. myTEAM TRIUMPH

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Illinois Senior Games Part 3

My kids introduced me to track meets while they were in school. While I focused on watching them participate in their events, there were many other events to watch. I learned to appreciate and enjoy the different running, throwing and jumping events. I was able to renew some of that joy during the Illinois Senior

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Illinois Senior Olympics

The Caffeinated Athlete likes the Senior Games. The competition is good, but the competitors are better. While participants come to compete in sports they are passionate about, there is an air of friendly camaraderie rather than cut-throat competition. This was very apparent to me during the Illinois Senior Olympics held in Springfield, IL. National Senior

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Meandering Turkey

Brian and Kim Kelpe at Missouri Running Company hosted the Meandering Turkey trail run November 18 at Klaus Park in Cape Girardeau, MO. In 2011, Brian decided to share his passion for trail running with the local running community. Combining the trail run with a customer appreciation event makes the Meandering Turkey a fun late-fall

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