Finding Balance 2020, General

Back to running

It’s been a couple months since I was able to really run, thanks to a broken toe. I finally passed the 6 week point and decided it was time to get back at it. I had tried to do some hiking at Afton a couple weeks ago, but the rough terrain was just too much […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Stronger at Afton

When I first started trail running I didn’t make it out to Afton that much. I only made it out there on occasion for the first year or so, and usually had no idea where I was going. In 2016 I finally signed up for the Afton 25K race, and had a great time, and […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Some friendly deer

This morning when I was out for a group run at Afton State Park, I came across some deer on the trail. This isn’t unexpected, as you’ll often find deer wandering around the park in the morning. What was a little funny was how close the deer let me get. As I approached on the […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Afton 25K race report

This past Saturday, the annual summer gathering of trail people, known as Afton 50K/25K, took place. This event has been going on for decades and is a wonderful way to kick off the July 4th weekend in Minnesota. As always, Rocksteady Running puts on an amazing event, with great aid stations, a well marked course, […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Spring is dawning

Over the weekend, the wife and I headed out to Afton State Park for a run early in the morning. We don’t get out to Afton very frequently in the winter time, but we try to manage a trip out there at least once a month once the weather in nice. One of the beautiful […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Afton 25K race report

First, let me say that I was REALLY looking forward to this race. This is the only one of the Rocksteady Running races that I haven’t yet done, as it usually collided with a 4th of July relay race that my wife and I would do. However, this year we decided to skip that race, […]

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