When doctors diagnosed Abbey Cantrell of Snoqualmie, WA with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, a condition that could lead to loss of her vision by pressure mounting on her optic nerve, she was given the choice of regular invasive treatments or losing weight to control the condition. Abbey chose to pursue a weight loss regimen that led to not only to her losing close to 100 … [Read more...] about Northwest Winter Challenge Profile: Abbey Cantrell
Goals don't often work out the way we plan. Life gets in the way in small ways and significant ways. For Northwest Winter Challenge participant Anna Gullickson, her 2018 plans were significantly derailed during the 2018 Challenge. She was hit by a car on one of her January runs. That accident led to a readjusting of her goals. With a positive attitude, she's recovered and ready … [Read more...] about Northwest Winter Challenge Profile: Anna Gullickson
Brothers are there for each other through thick and thin. They get in trouble together, and they support each other during tough times. Northwest Winter Challenge participant Ben Thomassen’s life changed when dared by his brother to participate in a triathlon. Now, this finisher of multiple Ironman competitions and the Bigfoot 200 looks to get redemption in the Northwest Winter … [Read more...] about Northwest Winter Challenge Profile: Ben Thomassen
Winters in the Pacific Northwest are not easy. I know winter, I was raised in Minnesota, land of 10,000 frozen lakes. I lived in Boston for sixteen years, the setting for the movie The Perfect Storm. Winter running in the Pacific Northwest has its own set of challenges. I'm still adjusting to all the rain. During January and February, my running shoes are in a constant state … [Read more...] about Northwest Winter Challenge 2019
One of the most exciting new developments in regional transportation alternatives has been the multi-use trail on the new Hwy 520 Floating Bridge across Lake Washington. The trail opened on December 20 and has had more that more than 70,000 trips to date. The new trail significantly shortens bike commutes between the east side and Seattle, and enables new route options for … [Read more...] about The 520 Trail: Love It or Hate It?