Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Saint Charles Children’s Home 5K–a video from last year

I happened to find this video that someone captured from our race last year and put together, and thought I would share it on the blog.  Last’s year’s race was wonderful and we hope for another great race just 8 … Continue reading

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Feedback from a runner: St. Charles 5k "One of the Best"

With the 14th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home a week from Monday, I thought I would share a nice letter I got last year from one of the runners: “Your race was one of the best that I have attended … Continue reading

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Climbed a Mountain in Vibram Fivefingers!

Today is a milestone day for me.  In March I got a a pair of Vibram Fivefingers shoes, and have been building up my ability to function in them ever since.  My goal on DailyMile has been to climb a mountain … Continue reading

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A Natural Drink to Balance Electrolytes

Image borrowed from I first learned about electrolytes after a race in the late 90s.  It was a sweltering hot day–the first really hot day of that summer.  After completing the race I was talking to a reporter, who … Continue reading

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