Grandma’s Marathon 2016: Father’s Day In Duluth!

Back in December I decided that Grandma’s would be my 11th marathon. A couple of days later Carl told me that he wanted to run this one with me, so I signed him up too. A couple of days later Sue signed up for the 5K, so all of us ended up planning on coming…
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A Journey With My Son

A marathon isn’t an event; it’s a journey. Runners who have trained for one of these grueling events know what I mean. You sign up for a race, then spend several months preparing for it. You spend many hours training while at the same time holding a job, spending time with your spouse, raising your…
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2π Saturday Time Trial

There are a whole lotta Red River Runners taking part in Grandma’s Marathon this year. Since the marathon is 8 weeks from today, our trainer Martin wanted us to do a 10K (6.2 mile) time trial. It so happens that our friends in Crookston were having just such a race today, so a dozen of…
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Kongsberg

There are quite a few abandoned towns in central North Dakota; I was raised near one of them called Kongsberg. The road that leads from the highway to the community is called the “Kongsberg Road.” The town site sits along the Soo Line Railroad tracks at the base of an incline called the “Kongsberg hill.”…
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I’m Not Stealing The Mountain Dew!

Today I was at Target making my weekly run for groceries and other household items. I’m a creature of habit, and I usually place 12 packs of soda on the rack under my cart. When I go through the checkout line, I place the soda on the belt first, then place it back underneath after…
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