From the Back of the Pack
I might always be in the back of the running pack, but I'm addicted to it! When I miss more than a day it affects my energy, attitude, and the rest of life in general! I have had a lot of "character" building runs in the deep snow, extreme nose hair freezing cold, ankle high rain, and gale force winds over the past twenty five years and find some of those days to be the most peaceful rewarding outings of all! I'm one of those runners who is slow and steady, but goes forever and ever without ever getting tired.
August 28, 2008: WHAT AWESOME PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!!
For those of you who are still hemming and hawing about whether or not to do These Boots are Made for Walkin' on September 13th...here's more incentive!
Everyone who enters will be put into a drawing to win something called a Whizzer...http://www.whizzermotorbike.com/ !!!!
This thing is worth $1800! Your entry is only $25! If you work for SMDC it's only $15! Wow! How can you pass that one up! Especially with these gas prices!
There are very few entered in this event thus far so you have quite a great chance of winning!
Also...for the four biggest pledge getters... there are prizes of a ride on a cirrus plane, 1 year membership to Anytime Fitness, A jacuzzi suite at a local hotel, and one night at the Edgewater...!
How can you pass that up!?
There are also many other great door prizes...most will win something...kinda like the Morgan Park event of last year!
Everyone gets a long sleeved tshirt, a bag lunch, a great goody bag, and so much more!
What a training run! Pick your distance! Have fluids and food provided along the way at miles 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, and 13...then on the way back at those same miles if you do 26!
Bike support to carry your stuff! Sag wagons so you can pick your distance! Wow! 2 hours to start!
How about you get a bunch of your friends and time it yourself as a race amongst yourselves? We can't time you...you can time yourself!
What a deal eh? Come on and join the fun! September 13th...Munger Trail...7:30-9:30am start...! Only $25 until September 3rd! Only $35 after that!!! Can't beat it! Good mileage for Twin Cities! Whistle Stop! Walker! Skiing! Anything! Dogs are welcome! Strollers are welcome!
Hope to see you there!
August 21, 2008: baton coach?
I'm baffled...both the men and women dropped the baton...sweat? nervousness?
August 19, 2008: HELP??
I am wondering if anyone can help me...due to the massive budget cuts of the park system, the city is not allowing any more permits until after 2009 for anything!!!
November 15th the family of the late Dr. Nancy English, Barbara Reyelts and myself are hoping to put the first annual 5k on in her memory. We are working out the details and had hoped to use Park Point as a route because it was her favorite.
I emailed the city and then Donny who just said no...nothing...no police to help...no buildings will be open...nothing can be done...the city will not help in any way shape or form...
Sooooo....any ideas? Any good road routes the COUNTY owns? Any loopholes? Any connections? Keeping in mind that snow may be a factor? Anyone know the rules of Duluth? I have done this in Cloquet and the Twin Cities and it was easy...!
August 17, 2008: Mystery Picture
Can you identify where this mystery picture was taken? I took it and thought...hmmmm...shouldn't all good NCTM runners be able to identify it? They run by it at least once a year! At my pace I can actually see it...Sam probably goes by so quickly it's just a blur though!
It's on one of our routes...! Can you figure out which one?
July 30, 2008: Fix everything?
Have you ever had one of those periods of time in your life where you were just sure a "black cloud" had settled over your head for awhile? I just went through one and without going into the details, let me just say there were 4 pretty major negative unprovoked, unexpected experiences I had ...two within three days the other a week later.
I tried everything...running, hanging out with friends, doing activities, and a ton more...it just did not seem to help make me feel better...I needed something more. This is what I did...my first one...I am no longer a tattoo virgin.