Well maybe this was the last Thursday evening this summer that will top 100 degrees. Probably was hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk. Yet that did not keep about 40 faithful runners from putting in their miles tonight. Some went 4 miles, some went 6, and a few went even further. We will all be kicking some butt come this fall at our planned races, and I'll be proud of every one of you!
Only one newcomer tonight and she won the prize for coming the farthest. Lisa is coming all the way from Grand Lake to train with us. She plans to do the Tulsa Run this year. She has done the 15K and the 5K in years past and wants to do her best this year in the longer race. It was great to have you and you were running strong when you passed me on your way back.
Rock star Ed has a birthday tomorrow.
He claims it's just his 37th, but we all know he must be pushing 50!
Happy birthday, brother!
These two, Jason and Lisa, are getting MARRIED on Sunday. But NOT before they get their 14 miles in on Saturday morning!!!!
We all wish you only the very best. And if you're going to an island on your honeymoon, can I go? I'll stay out of the way and you'll never know I'm there.
psssst! Lisa....those socks don't match!
The bunny slipper was passed this week from yet another Lisa to our very own Coach Kathy. Kathy is inspirational to a lot of our runners, and besides, this week marked the 25th anniversary of her working for RunnersWorld!
I suppose that is bunny slipper worthy! Let's all send Kathy positive vibes as she "Hurdles the weak and tramples the dead" at the Tupelo Marathon this Sunday.
Finally, we were out the door and running. While warm to the point of being stifling, it was still a beautiful evening to run.
One of the shaded parts of the trail.
Nedra, always smiling, makes tracks heading back to the store.
Molly, Tracy, and Cindy knock out some 9 minute miles.
After the run, Marvin gives Sarge a blow-by-blow account of his run.
Last Wednesday, my granddaughter had her 1st birthday, and Grandma made her the tastiest birthday cake(s). I had posted details in another blog, and Bobby was drooling all over his computer keyboard wanting some the cake. So tonight I brought it and everyone got to dig in as my granddaughter's party only resulted in the 2 kittens being eaten. Almost all of the mama cat was consumed, and to tidy things up as Kathy was trying to close the store, I threw the carcass away. About that time, Kathy, Roman, and Tatur Dave swarmed the trash can like a flock of hungry vultures. It was a vicious battle and it seemed at one point that Tatur Dave might take the cake. And "take the cake" he did, with a little help from Roman. Ya know it's a good cake when you wear it home!