Welcome to the Blogs page. This page is a place for bloggers to share their running experiences and for everyone to leave comments. All opinions expressed here are those of their author, not of Northland Runner.
Do you have some interesting or funny stories you would like to share? Have some boring stories? Don't keep them to yourself - start a blog. Everyone is welcome to participate. Writing ability and running ability are not required.
If you would like to start a blog, e-mail Kris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a close-up photo of yourself to put on your blog.
Recent blog entries:
|Dec 31||Sam's Blog||2016 WAS a good year!||Comments (2)|
|Jun 14||Sam's Blog||Grandma's and a Coach!||Comments (1)|
|Jun 13||1 Lucky runner||Day Tripper||Comments (2)|
|May 31||1 Lucky runner||A long and winding road||Comments (1)|
|Jan 18||Sam's Blog||She's Alive!! A quick 2015 rec...||Comments (1)|
|Oct 6||1 Lucky runner||A Long Way to the Top||Comments (3)|
|Jun 24||1 Lucky runner||A little taste of success (fin...||Comments (1)|
|Apr 30||Sam's Blog||Miwok time!||Comments (0)|
|Apr 21||Jason's Blog||Look at that "has been" out th...||Comments (3)|
|Feb 3||Sam's Blog||Ramblings on my ultra family||Comments (1)|
Hi-ho! I am Sam. Sam I am. Sadly, I have not tried green eggs and ham. Welcome to 2017! I'm still figuring out what my racing year will look like but of course, as much trail as possible. I've been a runner for over 20 years - ever since 6th grade Cross Country!
1 Lucky runner
I've been running awhile now, and find the places it has taken me to be interesting, fun and exhilarating. Most of what I write will be race oriented, whether I do well or not, I can usually find a story in the experience.
I am Jason. My claim to fame in the running community was that I ran 8 marathons and 2 half marathons in a 1 year period, running some with less than 1 week break in between! That was a few years back now, but I got bit by the bug again and I hopefully I can get some of the magic back in my legs!
Greetings! I'm Carson, and welcome to this most interesting blog. I like to run, and I like to write. If I were a horse, I would be a Clydesdale. Alas, I am slow, but I have 100 mile dreams. Enjoy reading about the process as much as I will enjoy living and writing about it!
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Searching for the balance between jubilance, zeal & temerity.
From the Back of the Pack
I might always be in the back of the running pack, but I'm addicted to it! When I miss more than a day it affects my energy, attitude, and the rest of life in general! I have had a lot of "character" building runs in the deep snow, extreme nose hair freezing cold, ankle high rain, and gale force winds over the past twenty five years and find some of those days to be the most peaceful rewarding outings of all! I'm one of those runners who is slow and steady, but goes forever and ever without ever getting tired.
The miles pass by, and the trail passes under. Surely as not, the mind starts to wander... Here are a few jottings for you to read. Stick with 'em, they eventually get around to running… most of the time.
Hello, I have been running for About 5 years now! I live up on the Iron Range and do the majority of my runs up here, though I do run in races all over. I have run 8 marathons, and a few Half Marathons! Lately my focus has been on getting in more Half Marathons, because after running my first one in June 2012, I decided I loved the distance! Running is a huge part of my life, and I plan on doing it for many years to come. I love participating in races, they are always such a fun time and you can meet many interesting people at each event. I have met several runners over the years and have heard many interesting stories about their runs, and places they have traveled! Running is a great hobby that I feel most people can do, for me it is about competing with myself, and staying healthy at the same time!
Mark's Badgerland Blog
Greetings from my hometown of Saxon, WI! I'm going to write about running events throughout Wisconsin and the Western U.P. of Michigan; many of these events you may have never heard of but aren't too far away from the Twin Ports. I look forward to share my thoughts and experiences with you as both a recreational runner and race organizer.
Andy Littler's Blog
Hello, my name is Andy Littler. I live in Gilbert on the Iron Range. I am a middle of the pack runner with aspirations of a little more. I am married to my beautiful bride, Michelle, and have 4 (currently) spunky, energetic, wonderful little kids. Over the past few years I've gotten to know a few of you runners out there and love the culture and passion of the Northlandrunner community. Here is my attempt to deepen my roots with a blog of own....Happy New Year!
Tim K's Blog
I started serious, but fun, running and XC skiing a few years ago when everybody left home, except the dang cat. So I started with a running group to keep my sanity and stop my pants from rolling over my belt. At the end of the first training session I made a goal to run a marathon on every continent, except Antarctica, since that was too expensive, but that has changed.
That summer I signed up for the half voyager thinking it was a half marathon. Guess it wasn't. Now there are 11 marathons and 4 continents completed with marathons planned for Mongolia, Berlin, Antarctica, and Boston. Now my dog, Misha, and I are preparing for them.
Hi, I am Shane, I started running a couple of years ago when I signed up to run Grandma's. After working real hard to get in shape I was hooked on running. I am currently trying to stumble my way along the road to Boston.
Proud Michigan native transplanted in Minnesota, Hockey Fanatic, Enjoyer of Life, and Aspiring Adult. Let's go have some fun!
My name is Joe, I live in Duluth. I do all of my running on trails, mostly near my home. I run on the Superior Hiking Trail, Western Waterfront, Munger and the Magney-Snively Park trails from my front door. I enjoy other runners' blogs, so here is a little blog of my own.
Hi, I am Randy from the flatlands of Superior, WI. Back in the day just might be an appropriate title for this. For my 30+ seasons of running I hope to share some regional running history, trail running information, and observations about our sport / activity / pastime.
Happy trails or roads,
I'm starting my 30th year of running. I really think of it as my second running career. My first started at 11 years old and went through my late 20's. I had a several year break where I worked on my career and had children and began running again in 2004 (at 36). I am now looking forward to new events, new PR's and new distances.
I like to run.
I like to write.
I'm a Northland Runner, having grown up running the backroads and trails in the Esko area. I still appreciate a good gravel rural road or single-track trail. I'm currently experimenting with minimalist form and will detail my trials and tribulations with it here.
While I am not, strictly speaking, a northland runner, I am a big fan both of running and of the northland! I left the snowy woods for the California sunshine years ago, so most of my running takes place in San Francisco or Berkeley...but I do make it "up north" a few times a year. And just in case that's not enough to keep you all reading, I promise to share plenty of embarrassing childhood stories about Kris, who is my big brother. :D
Hi all, my name is Keith from Superior Wi. I've been running actively now for about 13 yrs. Every distance from 5k to 50 miles. Originally from Drummond WI, I started running XC in the 7th grace since my high school didn't have a football team. I've never turned back. I moved up to the twin ports here after high school and continued running at all the colleges I attended. Now I run for fun, meeting great people along the way.
I represent all the mothers out there who, like me, have discovered a precious gift in running. I have also discovered that coming in last in a race is not the absolute worst thing in the world! I run for the sheer love of it, for the health benefits of it, and for the positive impact it has on my girls. Welcome to my blog!
The ADHD runner
Sometimes I decide to get back into running shape. I start training...and soon get distraced by my mountain bike, or kayak, or go climbing, or... Then I'm quickly back out of running shape. I've been able to maintain an actual training schedule only a few times in my life - usually only once I've sent away an entry fee for something that requires a large amount of training like Grandma's or the Voyageur. I'm trying to change this, and hopefully will get myself out the door to run more often, just to enjoy a good run.
Hello! I am Melissa, wife to Mike and mother to Hailey and Macy. I have struggled with my weight my entire life, yo-yoing between 113 and 185 pounds. I found running about six years ago, and it has completely changed my life - physically and mentally. I like competing against myself and challenging myself with every workout I do and every race I run. I've gone from not even being able to run for even two minutes... to running a 6:52 mile at my best - which was the 2009 Minnesota Mile. I hope to continue reaching goals and pushing myself to perform better each day.
Currently I reside in the Twin Cities area however I grew up in Esko Minnesota. I will always be a country boy at heart.
I have run 8 marathons. Grandmas marathon 7 times and Hampton Bays Marathon which was on Long Island in New York. I ran my first marathon, Grandma's Marathon, in 1999, the 7th in 2009. In addition to the marathons I have run in several othe events from 5K's throguh 30K's. I enjoy running.
My quote for running events "I may not get my best time but it will be my best on that given day."
My name is Jim Booth, and I have been running for 35 years. I have done over a hundred marathons in that time. This blog is for us "older" runners. If you are an older runner with questions let me know and hopefully I either have an answer or can find one. I understand how it feels to be slower then you were and to have aches and pains where there weren't any. Looking forward to blogging about training, nutrition, great areas to run, or last weekend's race.
One Step Closer...
Hey I'm Kelly, I live in Esko and grew up in Duluth. I have been a runner since the spring of 2004. After a setback with an ankle surgery in the fall of 2006, I am back at it, pounding the pavement. I'm always one step closer to something, whether it be a goal or a finish line. I constantly set new goals for myself, and strive to be the best I can be, in all areas of my life. I prefer to stay on the roads but have been known to do a bit of trail running, if the terrain is not too treacherous. I love running, it is the thing that sets me apart and at the same time makes me one of the gang. Please join me on my quest to grow as a runner!
Run my long runs at a 9:30 pace
I'm very excited about being part of something like this. I live in downtown Duluth and the lakewalk is my favorite place to run. My want is more than my motivation. I know I need to run everyday, for myself, to really disipline myself, but once I get into that mode I'm addicted. I love,love,love the summertime,the lake or anything outdoors, but still mainly in the summer. I wish for really hots days (I'm originally from Texas) here in Duluth. My goals are to run a couple of 5k's and one 5 miler or 10k once a year. The more the better.
Andy's LunchBucket Running Blog
Running is what wakes me up and makes me tired. I love being outside, in all weather, grinding it out. I am a lunchbucket runner and within this blog I will share with you what I mean.