- 8.0 – Miles Run Today
- 17.48 – Miles Run 1/19
- 5.0 – Miles Run 1/15
- 99.19 – Miles Run 2013
- $240.00 – $ Raised 2013
- 19 – Alzheimer’s Patients/Care Givers Honored
It has been a week since I posted. This has been one of those weeks where it has been difficult to balance all the important pieces of my life – family, work and this amazing journey. Nothing dramatic or earth shattering has been going on – just alot of everyday activities requiring time. If only we could develop a way to add a little more time to our days every once in a while!
I want to thank my friends Bob and Mary Isenbek for their donation honoring Mary’s father who is currently suffering from this debilitating disease. These three wonderful people have been added to my tribute book and ribbons with their names will be added to my running gear on my next race on 2/3. We are gathering quite an assortment of purple (Alzheimers patients), white (care givers) and green (donors) ribbons!
On today’s post I would like to share a couple of memories generated from my long run on Sunday. I could choose from a variety of observations during my four hours at Towne Lake – beautiful family of nine having their family portrait taken with the lake as a back drop, a baptism being performed at the side of the lake, a two year old who decided to race me (purple shirt man) at mile nine. But no…I am going to go a different route. My memory is of the sweet, young couple holding hands and talking as they ambled slowly down the path. As I approached them I moved off the path to the grass on the left as they were unaware I was coming. That is when the young man turned his head to the left and decided to… spit – all down my right leg! My reaction….DUDE!!!….and kept running. Oh…but did he ever get an earful from his girlfriend about spitting on that cute old man! That’s right…she said cute… This is the third time this has happened to me since September. This first time was at the Plano Balloon festival half marathon when a woman at a water break decided to spit out the Powerade flavor she didn’t like on my ankle. The second time was at the Dallas half marathon at a water stop when I man gagged and did a spit take on the side of my leg. I guess I should wear a rain jacket at all times when running!!
Thanks again for all your support on this journey to a thousand miles. It looks like we will pass our first 100 mile milestone this week! I am excited…
Make it a memorable day!