Monday, August 31, 2009

Cascade Crest 100

Congratulations to Phil Shaw on a well deserved win and new course record. Running without crew, pacer, or any drop bags that I know of is an added point of emphasis on this performance.
I was able to see and talk to many old friends. Tim Stroh had the run of his life, by his own admission and I was glad to be there to witness and be a part of it. The blue berries I supplied at Kachess Lake were obviously not what James Varner really needed, but he seemed to enjoy them when he came through. Better luck next year James.

I was made keenly aware of how I miss seeing such a great group of people on a more regular basis. Time to get back to running and to figure out why my right quad refuses to work properly so much of the time.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Two trail runs in three days

In spite of a sore lower back, I managed to fit in two trail runs in three days with #3 daughter Kelsey. We ran at Lord Hill park, and were out for 1:37 on Saturday and 2:12 today. Kelsey was pretty gassed at the end today, but so was I. Fitness at 50 is slow in coming.
And for your viewing pleasure - a random picture of daughter #4 holding Grand daughter #1.

Larisa and Olivia

Friday, August 14, 2009

Not a Facebook Fan

I am apparently old.

It is taking a long time to get back into some semblance of running shape. When doing some cross-training on Tuesday, I tweaked my lower back and it is still bothering me. I'm getting worse at pushing through discomfort.

And lastly, I don't like Facebook. I established an account because I heard that many running friends used Facebook to keep in touch. I don't get the attraction. If I need to contact someone, I send an e-mail or pick up the phone. The Facebook messages are short and most seem pointless. Some people seem to post many times a day and there is no real information provided in any of the postings. Obviously, I am simply an old curmugeon. I suspect my foray into the Facebook world will be short lived. I will likely continue to post to my blog upon occaision, simply as a means to share what is going on in my life and to vent from time to time, even if far fewer people ever see the blog than might receive a Facebook posting. Tweeting? I was never any good at bird imitations.