On the Run: To achieve your new year goal, you'll need a plan

Life Thu, Jan 1, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Two of the more popular New Year's resolutions are weight loss and exercise. It is easy to lay out a dream for yourself; it is more difficult to follow through and achieve the goal. Therefore, two of the least successful...

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  • Ute Valley open space grows thanks to conservation effort

    Ute Valley Gateway Open space has grown by 110 acres, the city of Colorado Springs announced Friday. The newly-conserved tract makes a 203-acre open space on the border of Ute Valley Park, which is 300 acres. The addition allows the city to complete the Ute Valley Trail. The property was purchased from Hewlett Packard in 2013, and it has...

  • Air Force Academy remains quiet on new trail rules after on-campus attacks

    The Air Force Academy is keeping mum when it comes to a "buddy system" rule that bars solo hiking, running and mountain biking on academy trails and open spaces. Two days after releasing a statement attributing the new rule to on-campus attacks, the academy says it won't provide more details. A spokesman refused to divulge where and...

  • Colorado woman wins Phoenix marathon

    PHOENIX — Thousands of runners crossed the finish line Sunday morning in the 12th annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon. More than 22,000 runners took off in waves from the start line Sunday morning at CityScape retail complex. The 26.2-mile course took participants through central Phoenix, Scottsdale and ended in Tempe Beach...

  • Tough Mudder to add tear gas obstacle to its events in 2015

    LONDON (AP) — For many, just the thought of running 12 miles (19 kilometers) over mounds of mud and through pools of ice water is enough to make them cry. Now comes something that will really make them weep. Tough Mudder, one of several obstacle course-style distance running events gaining in popularity, announced Tuesday it is adding a tear...

  • No finish line, no problem at Winter Series running opener

    Don't go looking for results of Saturday's Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series opener at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Unless you were one of the hundreds who required the use of metal spikes for traction on the ice- and snow-covered trails, the races will go down in history as unofficial tuneups for the three remaining events in the...

  • Gutierrez wife, husband go 1-2 at annual Rescue Run in snowy conditions

    Only a last-second kick from a much younger competitor kept Simon Gutierrez from the winner's circle Thursday at the 37th annual Rescue Run at snowy Palmer Park. Then again, life isn't too bad for the longtime runner and physical therapist. A little more than six minutes after he was edged at the 5K finish line, he watched his new wife, Donna...

  • On the Run: Proper apparel helps runners brave the cold

    I hate running on a treadmill. The only time I do it is when it is wet and cold (single digits) outside. A windy day with a mixture of rain and snow might push me inside. However, last winter I did not run inside. This was mainly because I was still mad at myself for being a weenie after running on a treadmill about five times the previous...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper apologizes for state as Native American runners mark Sand Creek Massacre anniversary

    DENVER — Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribal members are marking the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado, one of the deadliest massacres in American history. They're paying tribute to two Army officers who refused to participate in the slaughter, which left about 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho dead. Many of those killed in the...

  • Runners, walkers and actual turkeys rule the day at YMCA Turkey Trot

    Fortunately for Raina Watson and friend Gillian Conley, time was not a priority at the 17th annual Turkey Trot early Thanksgiving morning near the Briargate YMCA. That's what happens when you're pulling two actual turkeys in a cage through the streets of northeastern Colorado Springs. And people of all ages want to look. And ask questions....

  • Glow Run 5K to benefit Empty Stocking Fund

    Show your shining support for red-nosed reindeer - and The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund - at the first Holiday 5K Glow Run, 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Colorado Springs. Get your glow on by donning reflective gear and headlamps and carrying glow sticks; lighted gloves will be distributed to participants as long as supplies...

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