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AM Hucks:Buff Runner Is No Flash in the Pan

You can read the online interview with Shenelle and find links to her original column here

Jerry Seinfeld was right. There is such a thing as “bad naked.” And Shenelle Kraack (pronounced “crock” as in Crock-Pot or crocodile) saw plenty of it while watching the jiggles and bounces at the recent 5k Bare Buns Fun Run at Kaniksu Ranch near Loon Lake, Wash. In Huckleberries last week, I told you about the newspaper column Shenelle wrote about her experience. Outgoing Shenelle is the ad manager of Dan Hammes’ St. Maries Gazette-Record. She hails from Harrison. And arrives at her penchant for running in the buff honestly. On a “triple dog dare” and fueled by alcohol, she once ran nude around the dike road during her North Idaho College days. But let’s return to the Bare Buns run. Only one of Shenelle’s family or friends disapproved of her involvement – her fiance’s 93-year-old grandmother. The worst part of running nekkid with 300 others? Shenelle was hungry when she finished and didn’t have money on her to buy anything. Of course. Other questions. Yes, she plans on entering the race next year. Yes, she’d run in the Bare Buns race with co-workers, but they’d have to promise to take a “what-happens-in-Vegas” approach once they got back to the office. Yes, she gets teased by friends who say they don’t recognize her with her clothes on. Concludes Shenelle: “Why should I hold back. I’ll do anything to make someone laugh.”

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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