running

Metalhead Ned Ran a 5k and Finished
If you saw my previous post about me running a 5k, you will know that I am no runner. However, I decided to give it a shot. It seems like everyone is doing runs these days and there is a 5k for everything. My wife's workplace at KDL had a fun-run this past weekend, and for some crazy reason, I …
Metalhead Ned Preps For His First 5K Run
I am not really a runner, nor am I a fitness junkie. Jackie and Eric Zane are the runners at this station, so when I look at them, it can be pretty intimidating. They run 25k's, which is just crazy, but inspirational. They are also quite fit. Me on the other hand, not very fit and have a significant…
Jackie In Commercial For Striders
We all know by now that I love running. I buy nearly all my running stuff from Striders and they other day they asked me to be in their new commercial! I thought that was pretty cool myself and said sure!
Jackie Places Top 10 at Gazelle Girl Half Marathon
I think my body may still be recovering from this long weekend of running!
Sunday was the second annual Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5K in Grand Rapids. It is an all-female event sponsored by Nike to bring awareness and support of Title IX, a 1972 federal law protecting people from discriminati…
Jackie Races the Dopey Challenge: Part 3
Wow. It took me awhile to get to this one: Part 3 of my Dopey Challenge saga.
Why you ask?
Well, I really crashed and burned in Part 3, where I ran the half marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
If you aren't familiar with half marathons, that is 13.1 miles. Not to sound like I just go…
Australian Couple Runs a Marathon Every Day of 2013
As many of you might know, I am a crazy runner. 
When I talk about my running endeavors, many people act like I am crazy. But the truth is it's just like those of you who maybe played soccer from when you were 4 years old, or started football back in the rocket football days and still play…
Jackie Runs The Grand Rapids Half Marathon
Sunday was the 10th annual Grand Rapids Marathon and Half Marathon. Along with thousands of other people from around Michigan and other surrounding states I laced up my running shoes and joined the madness! It was unusually cold for how it has been as of late and I wasn't exactly prepared. I am actu…
Photos From Jackie’s Finish At The Air Force Marathon
Last Saturday I raced in the Air Force Marathon, fantastic experience with some of my running friends!  I opened my email today to find some photos that were taken during the race.  When I look back to running I remember feeling really crappy but in these photos I just look like a goof ball!  Mile 9…
Jackie Completes The Air Force Marathon
What can I say about the Air Force Marathon?  It is AWESOME! I don't know if I would be saying this if the stars hadn't aligned for me and I hadn't ran what was basically the best marathon I ever ran!

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