Archive for July, 2012


Trail Run – Olympic National Park – Deer Ridge

Hiking Trail: Deer Ridge Trail – on the Eastern spur of Blue Mountain Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Date: July 29, 2012 Distance: 10.6 miles, out and back/return trip. Trailhead: 2540 feet Highpoint: 5360 feet Elevation Gain: 2820 feet Hike Difficulty: Difficult/Strenuous. Average hiking time 4 to 4.5 hours (return trip). Trail Notes: Easy first […]

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Trail Running -Olympic National Park – Royal Creek to Royal Lake

  Hiking Trail: Royal Lake Trail Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Date: July 22, 2012 Distance: 15 miles, out and back/return trip Trailhead: 2500 feet Highpoint: 5100 feet Elevation Gain: 2600 feet Hike Difficulty: Moderate. Average hiking time 6 to 7 hours (return trip). Trail Notes: Variable, double wide soft terrain thru single track rocky with […]

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Running Adventures – Trying New Trails & Routes

One of the great things about running is that you can try out new places to run. Here Ingrid and I are rowing ashore to take on a new trail in Admiralty Inlet.

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Female Runners – Notable Achievements.

Marathoners Roberta Louise “Bobbi” Gibb is the first woman to have run the entire Boston Marathon (1966). She is the pre-sanctioned era women’s winner in 1966, 1967, and 1968. Gibb’s run in 1966 challenged prevalent prejudices and misconceptions about women’s athletic capabilities and set the stage for all future sanctioned running events longer than 1.5 miles. She ran as an […]

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Prosthetic Runners

Back from war, survived a land mine, had a serious accident but lost a lower limb? Thinking activity and life as you knew it is over? It doesn’t have to be. No reason to be sedentary, gaining weight and falling into depression. You’ve endured an awful lot of pain and suffering but you can still […]

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Weight Loss by Running, Exercise and Diet.

I watched “Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition” on 6/24/12 and saw the complete transformation of a morbidly obese 49 year old male of 398 pounds to a healthful 198 pounds in only 12 months. His goal was to reach 200 pounds for his 50th birthday. Yes, he lost 50% of his entire weight. It wasn’t […]

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