We twa hae run about the braes, and pu’d the gowans fine But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit, sin auld lang syne. It that time of year when bloggers create lists. Best of lists, worst of lists, lists of lists, to-do lists, accomplishment lists, resolution lists, and so on and so forth. They usually […]
It’s been a short two and a half weeks in the Twin Cities1 but it’s been a very busy two and a half weeks. No major racing, short of the 5k fun run in downtown. But I got to meet some people I previously only knew from DailyMile, and even went for a run with […]
Crass Consumerism In case you missed it, I live in an RV. It’s 34 feet long and has lots of storage for an RV, but significantly less storage than, say, your tiny Brooklyn apartment. Certainly less than your Arizona suburban McMansion. So my wife and I don’t really buy much “stuff” – and when we […]
Well that was humid. But oh so awesome. I didn’t do great, but I had a great time, am very happy with my performance, and am glad I signed up. Had a great time, though I still have no idea why it’s called the Sunburst Races. Let’s start with the race itself.
Within twenty-four hours of completing the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon, my wife and I were discussing the next races we’d be doing. Ceridwen, who had sworn off half marathons following the Derby Mini, has decided that maybe – just maybe – she’ll consider another one, but in the meantime she wants to focus on shorter distances and see what sort of time she can hit if she actually trains for a 5k instead of doing them on a whim or because I’m doing one (or a longer race that has a 5k attached). I, on the other hand, am stubbornly sticking to my ridiculous goal of qualifying for Boston in the open division.
We just got back from the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon Running Wild Expo. (Mouthful, eh?)
For those of you wondering why the Kentucky Derby has a marathon, it’s all part of the month long Kentucky Derby Festival including a golf tournament, a basketball classic, the largest fireworks display in the world, a balloon show, charity events out the wazoo, waterfront concerts, and all manor of other festivities that lead up to the Derby itself.