Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vampire Runs

Tim and I have been back to our Vampire Runs for the past week. The Vampire Run is one where you try to get through before the sun rises in the morning. There are always very interesting people out and about at that time. And the city looks and feels a bit different during the course of a Vampire Run. You tend to notice things that you would typically ignore. Like the fact that you see quite a few employees of Roanoke Memorial Hospital that actually leave their post, probably have to take the elevator down 14 floors, and the walk about 300 yards to have a cigarette. The hospital must not let them smoke on the property. How satisfying! That's how you take a 15 minute break! And there sure are a lot of ducks in the Roanoke River. AFLAC!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The perfect running weather.

Tammy and I ran last night. I went for three miles or so, and Tammy did two miles. I also walked Savannah for two miles prior to the run. The weather was perfect. Around 70 degrees with a light breeze. I have not been running in a while and I have had a long lay off since The Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October 2007.
It felt good to get back out for an easy run. I look forward to getting back into running shape and completing my running goals this year. See ya'll on the road.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

On the Road/Treadmill Again.

Well... I am back to running again. After a 3.5 month lay off I have decided it is time to get back into shape. Hiberbating is overrated. my Goal is to run in three half marathons this year. VA Beach RNR, Star City Half, and one TBA.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I am a slacker. I've slacked in training,blogging,and fundraising so far this summer. Now it's crunch time. I have a lot of work to do in the next few months. The only good news is I really believe I can get it all accomplished.

We'll see. Check out link to TNT website.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Feeling Better

I am feeling a lot better about training after today's long run. It has been a while since I have completed a seven mile distance without stopping, shaneing, or just plain hating the run. This gives me new life.

It's like Frank Constanza ( George's Dad in Seinfeld ) said,"I feel reborn, like the great Phoenix rising from Arizona."

I look forward to next week's training!

Monday, June 4, 2007


There comes a time when you either go forward or fall back towards a goal you have set for yourself. My goal is to run the Marine Corp Marathon this year. My goal is to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

I am very discouraged with my efforts so far, and this weekend was rock bottom. It was a failed attempt to run the AEP 10k that sparked a dreary Sunday. Yes, I brought the rain storm! I am disappointed in myself for not being fully committed to training, fund raising activities, and for lack of confidence that is required to endure 5 hours of running to complete my goal.

You're either in, or your out. And I have decided that I am in!

My apologies to The Tim for not being fully vested in training so far. I will get caught up and I will be there in October.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Memorial Day Vacation

The wild west was the destination for Memorial Day 2007. Golf, food, pool activities were all on the itinerary at my sister's house for the weekend. A small road trip to the mountains north of Phoenix proved to be entertaining.
Golf at Stone Mountain GC.

Monica, Ann, and Me at The Palace Saloon in Prescott, AZ. This is where Monica's wallet was stolen. We think by a horse thief.

Monica and Ann's house in North Phoenix. Look Mountain in the background.

We started here at Eagle Mountain GC.

Spectator on the 18th Tee.

And we finished at the TPC of Scottsdale. Great Course!

Spectator on the 15th tee of the TPC.

I had a great time. And now I am back in Roanoke. The Hall of Fame is in two weeks, back to training for the marathon, starting a new prospecting campaign for work, and finishing my creek project.