Archive for September 2010

Breaking News: Too Wet to Firefly   Leave a comment

Instead of Fireflying tonight, the current plan is to meet at Booker Creek at 6 and run around the Lake. Running wet in the dark does not seem like fun.

Keep tuned for further updates!

Posted September 30, 2010 by yoda in Uncategorized

Schedule through Tuesday 10/5   Leave a comment

Tuesday 9/28: UNC XC at Botanical Gardens @ 6:30. one 3 mile loop or two. then beer @ Bailey’s in Rams Plaza?

Thursday 9/30: Firefly 7:00 @ Pumpkin – Bring a head lamp. 2.2-4.4 miles (1 loop or 2)

Saturday 10/2 8 AM:

Sunday 10/3: Trail Walk – Inner & Outer Berns @ Unity – 4:00

Tuesday 10/5: 6 PM NoBo (1 mile) & 6:45ish 4 miles FF-Estes-Umstead-MLK ( Bring a headlamp/reflective clothing. Beer after @

Posted September 28, 2010 by yoda in Uncategorized

Firefly Tonight @ 7   Leave a comment

We will run a Firefly tonight on Pumpkin from the Municiple lot at 7. Headlamps recommended!

PS By popular request, I have adjusted the setting on the email list. In theory, replying now won’t automatically go to the whole group, but you should have a choice. I don’t know how this will work in practice! Bear with me, as I try to figure out good ways to deal with the email overload.

Posted September 23, 2010 by yoda in Uncategorized

Tonight’s Run: Estes Community Center @ 6:30 – Beer after @ Caffe Driade   Leave a comment

For tonight, let’s meet next to the rose garden at the Community Center (120 S. Estes) at 6:30.

There is a parking lot there, but it fills up. If full, you can park at the post office across Estes. Better yet, park at Caffe Driade (1215-A E Franklin), where we will go after for a (overpriced) beer. There is a path down from Driade to the Bolin Creek Trail and it is a short walk (go left) to the community center.

There are two routes tonight (4.5 and 7 – see links below for maps). I have printed turn-by-turn directions, but I do not have a good track record when it comes to bringing these sorts of things with me. If 4.5 sounds daunting (or you would rather walk), I recommend going up Bolin Creek to MLK and then taking this back to Caffee Driade (there is a path up from the greenway). This would about about 2.5 miles.

Caffe Driade (, for the uninitiated, is an overpriced, artsy coffee shop this has a great atmosphere. It’s open til 11 and they have great outdoor seating. For the thirsty runner tonight (going direct to the Caffe), skip turning off Franklin onto Roosevelt. Just stay on Franklin and grab us a table (or two) when you get there.

Posted September 21, 2010 by yoda in BS

Esperanza 5K for Safe Passage   Leave a comment

This Saturday, we will run the Esperanza 5K for Safe Passage in Southern Village.

Safe Passage provides approximately 550 children with education, social services, and the chance to move beyond the poverty their families have faced for generations. Safe Passage is a refuge for children contending with situations marked by extreme poverty, neglect and abuse. These children are defeating all odds by leaving the Guatemala City garbage dump where they have lived their entire lives, and coming every day to the program, where they learn about hygiene, receive a healthy meal, and work on achieving their academic dreams. The children in Safe Passage’s care remind us that there is much to hope for. For Chapel Hill specific questions, please contact

For more info, visit:

For those of us who want to do more than 3 miles, we will meet earlier (7 or 7:30 and run a route around Southern Village). Sign up here!

Posted September 20, 2010 by yoda in BS

Schedule: 9/21-926   Leave a comment

Tuesday 9/21: Estes Community Center @ 6:30 – Beer after @ Caffe Driade

Thursday 9/23: Firefly 7:30 @ Pumpkin – Bring a head lamp. 4.4 miles (2 loops)

Saturday 9/25: Esperanza 5K for Safe Passage ( – Probable tack-on routes after the race for additional mileage.

Sunday 9/26: Trail Walk – 4pm. Another Lake Loop! Meet at Unity.

Posted September 20, 2010 by yoda in BS

Welcome to Blazing Soles   Leave a comment

We are a group of runners in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. You can run with us and find our schedule through our Blazing Soles Google Group.

Posted September 20, 2010 by yoda in BS