Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Makin' Tracks on the way to the Quad Cities (C'mon ride the train.... choo choo train)

On Saturday morning Ben, Phlip, Matt, Verdo and I all made the trip to Forest Park, no Lake Forest, no Park Forest, no Lake Park... or whatever the suburb is called that hosts the Makin' Tracks 5k circuit race. Virdo crushed us all at 16:25, which was good enough for 4th overall. Phlip managed a new pr at 17:49 which was impressive on a humid morning. I continued my tradition of losing the 1st spot in my age-group to a person whom I gave a ride to the race (Verdo).

Sunday morning Phlip, Michael, Verdo, Ken and myself all headed to the Quad Cities Marathon to surprise Paul as he ran. We met up with his fiance, and our friend Claudia at mile 11. Paul finished 2nd in his age group and ran a 3:05. Also, many of us took our first ever steps into Iowa. Iowa spelled backwards is AWoiESOME.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I like short shorts.

Nike sent a 3 person crew to Chicago a few months ago to make this video. Its a little embarrassing. But... I'm posting it anyway.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Park Forest Scenic 5

September started off with a bang as several of my teammates and I went to race in the Park Forest Scenic 5. The race had about 1,000 fewer people than last year as the switch from 10 miles to 5 made the long drive from Chicago less appealing.

I ran a 29:19 and finished 2nd in my age group. It wasn't a perfect race for me by any means, but it was nice to get the legs moving again in a race setting. The highlight was definitely the 5 lap swim we did after the race.

We also saw a very strange veteran's memorial that highlighted September 11th. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it was the stupidest thing man has ever decided to make.