Sunday, February 19, 2012


It’s been a busy 2012 so far.  I started thinking about this year’s goals, but not before I wrap up 2011. 

As I said in my last post my goals changed near the end of the year – why not? Right?  Well here is how it turned out:

I made it.  Thanks to great people to run with and lots of encouragement I was able to meet my new goal.  $1200 donated to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.  I had several friends support me along the way for another 500 green ones.

I saw this picture in November on one of my “shortened” training runs.  I was on my way home about 10 miles early and saw this on the Midland Valley Trail near Home Depot.

I head down this path when I’m not at my most motivated.  It keeps me going.

Here are some of the things I saw on these 1200 miles:
  • Man dressed as a chicken jump into a 36F pool (Polar Bear Plunge)
  • Girls in a shopping cart (Scavenger hunt run)
  • Petroglyph (Turkey Mountain)
  • 17" of snow
  • Hill from Hell (Post Oak Lodge Run)
  • Kids carrying a fake dead body (Turkey Mountain)
  • Hundreds of Leprechauns (St Patrick's Day run)
  • Robert Ray finish his first 5K
  • Lincoln Continental with Longhorns (RW training run)
  • 31.2 miles of Lake McMurtry trails
  • Hail
  • Snake (at least 3)
  • Live skunk (at San Jose Airport)
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • A Slip & Slide on a roof
  • A toilet papered house
  • Illinois River
  • Baby Foxes playing at Riverparks
  • 2500 people running through the mud (TATUR Mud Run)
  • Rattlesnake (Burbank)
  • 8 friends finish their first triathlon (triTulsa)
  • Stumptown Coffeehouse (Portland, OR)
  • Another snake
  • Mad Dog aid station (Pumpkin Hollar 100)
  • Pervert (Woodward Park)
  • Center of the Universe Detour (Route 66 Marathon)
  • Turkey Mountain trails
  • Christmas Lights
  • Lake Bixhoma
  • Taco Truck
  • Man in a giant corduroy suit (QT @ 21st & Harvard)

It was a great year and I’m looking forward to more fun in 2012.

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