Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This picture captures the essence of training for an Ironman the long open road. With 350 days until my next Ironman I certainly expect to spent countless hours out on the county highways around Clarence.
Update: About half way home from my run I passed a house with three girls playing outside I didn't think much about it and kept running. After I was about 400 meters from the house I heard some yelling over my music in my headphones and turned around. I noticed that one of the girls, probably around 13, was running down the road after me barefoot, in a long demin skirt and she was holding something in her hand. So I stopped and asked if I had dropped something when I passed them. She said No but she had something she had to give me. I was wondering what in the world would be so important to give to me that would cause this girl to chase me down the road. So when she got to me she handed me a little postcard sized piece of paper for the local Baptist church that question whether I had been "saved" or not. That is when it all came together for me, the demin skirt, the barefeet, and the urgency to deliver the message. You've got to love religious crazies.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
While you may never read this you are an Ironman to me.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
I got all my signatures to get put on the ballot for the upcoming city council election. It's amazing how many people who have pulled me aside to tell me thanks for running again. There is a group of people who like to cause problems in the city running and I think its simply to try and get me off the council. I believe that they think I'm a bit too opinionated for someone who isn't "from here" and they feel like they need to take back the community and "change the direction". Like they say though, if your not pissing people off your probably not doing your job ;)
On the Marshall front school is starting to go a bit better for him lately. While we still get some whining about having to go it is significantly less then it was even a week ago and I expect in the next few weeks it will stop all together.
Clancey is doing great. The eye is doing well and he is keeping his glasses on. He becomes more of a brute everyday. I think the kid is made of steal and he seems to not be afraid of anything. We may have the next starting linebacker for the cyclones living with us right now :)
Finally, this weekend I'm headed to Madison, Wisconsin to volunteer and then sign up for next year's Ironman. I swore after I did my last one I would never do it again but once you do one you become addicted and have to do another. In fact it is going to be hard to watch everyone else start the race Sunday morning and not be part of the crowd.
Monday, September 07, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Tomorrow the family and I have big plans to go one a picnic and let the boys play on some payground equipment. Hopefully I will have something to report with that so my blog will liven up a bit :).
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Yesturday they came to the house and hooked up our new digital cable and increased our internet speeds to 3mb/sec. Finally, I'm able to watch video on the web, get a clear cable signal, and soon a DVR. We will be getting our new U.S. Cellular tower in town soon so we will go from a town in the technology dark ages to town pushing the frontiers. YES!!!!