Thursday, September 28, 2006

I almost recycled the Megazord.

How many people can say that?

My daughter is doing a skit for homecoming tonight (in about an hour--good thing we live across the street) and it somehow involves the Power Rangers. Apparently the Power Rangers have something called the Megazord, which my daughter and her classmates constructed out of cardboard boxes. Well, today was garbage day, and it was dark outside when I took the garbage and recycling out to the curb this morning. The Megazord just looked like cardboard boxes to me. When my wife spotted it out at the curb, she told my daughter. That must have been the fastest anyone has ever woken up a teenager.

I've been running on and off, a little stiffness in the lower legs making me sit out a day here and there.

We're still up for the race on October 14th.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

With a group

I've started running with a group on Friday evenings. Everyone gathers at a running store after work and stes off for a nice, easy, 4± miles at a relaxed pace. I understand that the crowd was a bit small last week because of an upcoming race. I live about 5 minutes (jogging) from the store, so I can take the bus home, change and get over there in plenty of time.

It's been a long time since I ran with a group, and I'd forgotten what it's like. It's a nice group of people, I enjoyed the run and I'm planning on going back tomorrow.

My next race will be a benefit for a Hospice, and Oed will be running in the kids' race. We're planning on getting matching shirts to run in for the race.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Oak Tree Half

First off, I have to give credit where it's due. Electra, my teenage daughter, took the pictures of the cross-country race below.

Sunday morning, I ran in the Oak Tree Half Marathon in Geneseo. I started the race running with my friend Andy, figuring that I've been running even with him for a while. When I saw that he ran the first 3 miles in just over 22 minutes, I decided that he was in better condition than I was and dropped off the pace a bit. I ran the rest of the race I took it much easier. I finished 91st, out of 188 finishers, so I was at just about the halfway mark in the race, and Andy finished about 6 minutes ahead of me.

The turkey vultures circling over the halfway point were kind of unnerving, though. I wonder how the race directors managed that.

I took today off, still kind of sore, and went to a baseball game with Oed. The Red Wings lost the game, but it was still a good time.