RURAL RIPON RESIDENT Dave Berndt stood at Minocqua High School, all dressed up with somewhere to go.
The 67-year-old sported a walker, brown suit with bowtie and an assortment of balloons.
The snow was up to here, it was a bit foggy — and dark. Very dark.
So what else could a 67-year-old man from rural Ripon do but go run outdoors? (Or, as he puts it, “fast walk.”)
Some might call it odd. Dave calls it a healthy choice.
The race organizers call it, “Only Fools Run at Midnight.” And, until a few months earlier, Dave had no idea he’d be one of those fools.
But he can’t stop grinning about what he’s accomplished in a relatively short time. ...
To read the entire column, see the April 25, 2019 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.