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Mean Beaver 5k Race Director Update

Monday, March 26, 2012      15 comments

Part 1: Insane Beaver When I decided to put on a 5K trail race I read everything I could about being a race director. I have assisted putting on the Long Scraggy race for three years. I talked to other race directors. The one thing that a... Read more

Princess Half Marathon Results - No Tutus - Photos to Follow

Sunday, February 26, 2012      17 comments

Part 1: Long History Last August my wife, Annette, accepted an invitation from her cousin Anne to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Anne and her girl buddies had big plans to dress in pink tutus, poke along, and take many photos along... Read more

Random Facts: A-Z (Thank you NATPLUMMER)

Saturday, February 25, 2012      12 comments

A. Age: 54 B. Bed size: King C. Chore that you hate: Scooping Dog Poop D. Dogs: Beagle named Lucas E. Essential start to your day: Very Strong Coffee F. Favorite color: Red G. Gold or Silver: Gold H. He... Read more

First Trail Races of 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      14 comments

Mountain racing season is just around the corner! Just two months away! I already have two of my favorite races scheduled, which are the Long Scraggy and Lake George Flatlander. I have participated in both these races since they were first he... Read more

Kettlebells, Spinning and Fighting a Cold

Sunday, February 19, 2012      6 comments

PART 1: I Don't Do Exercise Classes I have never been much interested in taking any kind of exercise class. Many years ago, when I last belonged to a gym, the only exercise class that was available was called Aerobics. Ninety percent of p... Read more

Mean Beaver 5K - September 15, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012      12 comments

Part 1: Vote Recount (hanging chads) The votes are in! My SparkFriends were unanimously in favor of the Happy Beaver road and trail race. I also canvassed my running friends regarding the race they would prefer. They cast their votes fo... Read more

Organizing the Beaver Ranch 5K - Mean or Happy Race? Help me decide!

Sunday, February 12, 2012      13 comments

Organizing a 5K Race I have the ball rolling for hosting a 5K race at Beaver Ranch this summer. I am working through the details with the executive director of Beaver Ranch. I really enjoy running in Colorado mountains and particularly e... Read more

Running on Dirt

Friday, February 03, 2012      17 comments

Part 1: A Good Day I had a good day yesterday. I went to a dog and pony show by some software vendor. I won the drawing for the $50 AMEX gift card. I gave it to my wife Annette. She is going to use it to buy some new pants. The Nik... Read more

New Shoes, Ugly Calf, First Run and Pink Tutu

Sunday, January 29, 2012      26 comments

Part 1: New Shoes Yesterday, January 28th 2012, I went down to Boulder Running Company to get a new pair of shoes. I had called ahead to verify they had my shoes, which are Nike Zoom Vomeros in 13D. Read more

Still Gimping Around

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      16 comments

Part 1: That is going to leave a Mark On August 14th I severely tore my right calf during the Leadville10K. This race is also known as the "NOX 10k" since it is a hilly trail race at 10,152 elevation. "NOX" stands for "No Oxygen". Stand... Read more

Torn Calf - Six Weeks Later and The Guy Nobody Loves

Sunday, September 25, 2011      21 comments

Part 1: A Little History I tore my right calf muscle during the Leadville 10K on August 14th. This grade 3 tear happened at the beginning of the race. I ran the 6.22 mile race stopping nine times when I couldn't stand the pain. I finish... Read more

Princess Half Marathon, Pink Shirt and Tutu

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      32 comments

Part 1: Background A few days ago, I blogged about my wife's cousin Anne's invitation to my wife to run the Princess 1/2 Marathon at Walt Disney WorldŽ this February. Anne wants Annette to participate in the Princess Half with Anne and a... Read more

Planes and Princess 1/2 Marathon

Saturday, September 03, 2011      17 comments

Part 1: September 1st, 2011, 7:35 AM CDT Minneapolis/Saint Paul airport I have been traveling on business this week. Traveling is fattening. Trying to eat well, while traveling with portly colleagues, is a bit more challenging than I woul... Read more

Torn Calf Photos, Bike Ride and Waxberries

Monday, August 29, 2011      27 comments

Part 1: Keep Going Until it Hurts I am slowly starting the long process of rehabbing the injuries I got during the Leadville 10K Trail race on August 14th . My doctor and physical therapist told me I can do low-impact exercise. They warne... Read more

Bad Leg, Bikes and Less Food

Saturday, August 27, 2011      13 comments

Part 1: Short Introduction On August 14th at the start of the Leadville 10K race I seriously injured my right calf when I had to slam on the brakes during the start. I ran the race on a torn calf muscle. I finished the grueling race. Thi... Read more


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