Need motivation? Try the trails

Erika Gray

Do you loathe going to the gym? Have a treadmill in your house used only as a clothing rack? Forget everything you've tried inside and get outside in 2014. Trail running is a challenging and fun alternative to traditional indoor exercise. Done on dirt, grass, snow (and quite often mud), ...

Summer Love: Tips for hot weather running

Erika Gray

As I entered mile five or so of my run this morning, I started thinking time had sped up and it was July because no way could I have been wearing a jacket and gloves last week and now sweat poured out of me in just a t-shirt. Lawrence went ...

I run

Erika Gray

I don't go to church. I run. I don't go to therapy. I run. I don't diet. I run. I don't drink. I run. I don't own a scale. I run. I don't go to a gym. I run. I don't wear a watch. I run. Running isn't just exercise ...

Romp postponed

Erika Gray

Mrs. Robinson's Romp 5k & 10k trail races originally scheduled for this Saturday, March 2, have been postponed until Saturday, March 16, due to the snowstorm related closure of Wyandotte County Lake Park. Start time remains at 9:00 am at Shelter #14, Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, KS. For ...

Roller Warriors: your basketball alternative this March

Erika Gray

Need a break from KU basketball? A night at the movies gotten too routine? The Kansas City Roller Warriors roller derby league is back March 2 for their 2013 season opener and if you've never tasted derby, now is the time. The KCRW came about in the spring of 2004 ...

Will Mrs. Robinson’s Romp seduce you?

Erika Gray

Nothing like a race in honor of Anne Bancroft’s best role. Or is it in honor of the occasional reports of cougars in our area? I’m thinking a dehydrated trailrunner 15 miles into a Saturday workout may have hazily melded the two together… well, whatever happened, we now have Mrs. ...

Give the gift of exercise this Valentine’s Day

Erika Gray

I’m not really one for receiving flowers or candy for Valentine’s Day. And jewelry? Just a waste of money that could go to a good cause. If you or a loved one feels the same way, consider giving the Sweetheart Run/Walk 5k as a gift this year. The event will ...

Get out and run like Toto did from the tornado

Erika Gray

Are you Psycho? Answer the following questions to find out: Do you like running? Do you like running outside? Do you like running outside in winter? Do you like trailrunning outside in winter? If you muttered yes at any point, you are on some level a Psycho and should sign ...

Beginners through experts welcome at frozen trail run

Erika Gray

Gain a few pounds over the holidays? Been thinking about running in the new year? Maybe thinking about running, but not sure how much or little you can handle? Come out this Saturday, January 5, to Coleen's Frozen Fat A## Run. If you're new to this, a Fat A## run ...

Thanksgiving Day 5k seeking volunteers

Erika Gray

Need a reason to escape your family for a couple hours Thursday morning? Or have family coming in from out of town and want to show them something great about Lawrence? The runLawrence Thanksgiving Day 5k run/walk is still looking for volunteers. The event is headquartered at Woodlawn School, 508 ...

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