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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - August 29, 2014 at 11:27

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Do Gym-Goers Take the Cake?

I’m not sure what this video says about people at the gym, or people in the street, or the guys who put together the video, but I suppose it’s a slice of life.

If it’s me, I’m taking the pastry. Alas, no cannoli.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - August 28, 2014 at 14:23

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Babalu!

Few races can combine comedy and running like the Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K. Held in Jamestown, New York, the hometown of Lucille Ball and the location of the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy, the event weekend includes a performance by legendary comedian Bob Newhart and an attempt to break the grape-stomping world record.

It all takes place the weekend of October 11-12. Go from the finish line to the conga line!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - August 27, 2014 at 13:34

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Dirty Girl Mud Run Too Dirty For Some

This was the top story on the local news in Milwaukee, beating out the arrest of a shooting suspect.

As far as mud runs go, it could have been much, much worse.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - August 26, 2014 at 12:22

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Run for the Cannoli

Running Is Funny has been proud to feature donuts, beignets and malasadas on these pages, but today we have a first in the pastry race category.

A small 5k in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, goes through the heart of the Italian neighborhood in the city, and is dubbed the Run for the Cannoli. Even better, each finisher receives a cannolo (singular). To illustrate, here are cannoli inside a cannolo.

This video is a high-quality promo for the race, but inexplicably has no footage of cannoli! Per carità!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - August 25, 2014 at 10:42

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80s Race Reminds Me How Damn Old I Am

Last year I had a great time running the Rock the ’80s 8-miler. The finishers’ medals were particularly cool.

This year it looks like the Lovely Mrs. A. and I will team up and do the 8-mile relay. Once again, the medal is cool, but I suddenly realized there may be some runners too young to know what the heck it is.

rockthe80s

I guess it could be worse. Try explaining to your kids what this is…

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - August 22, 2014 at 11:59

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It’s Not Your Cross to Bear

Dateline – Hilo, Hawaii:

The cross is Christianity’s most prominent and cherished symbol, so the pastor and parishioners of a Hilo church were stunned when a 7-foot-tall cross was stolen last week from the front lawn of their house of worship.

“People are shocked,” the Rev. Merle Lai of United Community Church said Monday. “They’re saying they just can’t believe that this would happen. Who would dare to do it?”

Lai said a witness told her a “young white male jogger” took the white wooden cross and ran off with it.

“She said she saw the jogger run up to the cross and touch it, and that caused it to tip a little bit off balance,” Lai explained. “She saw him pull it up and just run off with it, carrying it on his shoulder along Kinoole Street in the Puna direction.”

OK, I just can’t resist – maybe he was… cross-training!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - August 21, 2014 at 11:35

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