Posted at 7:54 pm , on July 27, 2019
Another Bix-7 road race is in the books. This race began in 1975 and has continued strong. Anyone can run or walk this 7-mile road race which features elite runners from around the world and running legends. Held each year on the Saturday during the last weekend in July, runners and walkers are cheered on by crowds and music and greeted with a festival. Fun and challenges abound on this hilly course. This is the only race I have participated in multiple times – both the traditional 7 miles and the shorter 2-mile Quick Bix. This will always be a favorite of mine.
What is your favorite race?
Posted at 10:21 am , on July 2, 2019
When I fell in love with Jeff, I didn’t know he was a runner. He hadn’t been in the habit when we got married. It wasn’t until after the birth of our first son, when he contracted Guillain Barre syndrome and was paralyzed, that I chose to harness “running” by challenging him to walk the Bix 7 road-race with me.So, you see, I have only myself to blame.
I have never had much of an athletic side, however, running was obviously a very good thing – for Jeff. I started to become knowledgeable about this way of life. Naturally, I heard of “runner’s widows,” but remember, I was the one that encouraged this. Looking up antonyms, I have settled on “give favour to” – this sounds right to me. I periodically, volunteer to help at some of the races. I even tried it out – yes, I completed a marathon – once – mostly walking – in Hawaii!
Although I am not a runner, I do appreciate it. I do enjoy traveling – and planning – and now find pleasure in planning trips where Jeff can add to the states where he has completed marathons and I can enjoy new places and faces – and welcome the familiar, as well.