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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

He's back!

 No! Not this guy! Were talking I T band. My old nemesis! I hate that guy. It started in the marathon and has been kind of hanging on ever since. I have had issues on and off for the last five years or so. So it's time to get out the IT band strap. I hate that thing! The Ice and beef up on the stretching. Grrrrr
 Run Happy, or at least try too!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Running in God's Country!

Fall colors are in full bloom right now. Tonight on my run I had to stop and just look around at all of the beautiful fall colors. I love love love fall! Tonight it was about 55 degrees and almost no wind. It just doesn't get any better than that. But we all know what comes after fall. I'm not a winter lover but I can't imagine Christmas without snow. I don't think I could ever do without the four seasons. Planning a long run for tomorrow to just take it all in.

Run Happy!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Faces in the crowd. Twin Cities Marathon 2014

From the Twin Cities in motion website:

We selected Ramona this year as one of our Faces in the Crowd. As a child, she underwent pioneering heart surgery. If she didn't have the surgery, she was told she would die. Doctors told her that if she did, she might live until she was 21 years old. Ramona recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of her heart surgery with her doctor and just became a seven-time marathon finisher today at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon finish line. Congrats, Ramona! We're so happy to celebrate with you!

It was the Zombie chase!

Last week we were out visiting my daughter in Rexburg, Idaho. She suggested we do a run called the Zombie Run. My daughter attends BYU-Idaho. So long story short it was my wife and I and 398 college students that did the run.

The gun show!

 You wore a belt with flags and the zombies would chase after you and try and take your flags. Yes, they got mine. (Zombies were all young fast college students). There were obstacles to run over and was a pretty fun 5k.

Ready to go!

I'm a creeper!


My daughter running for her life!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2014 Twin Cities Marathon 5:38:57

The course and crowd was amazing but this was not a good race for Ramona. Ramona had been suffering with planter fascists for the last three weeks and was not able to run. Things started out okay but the wheels fell off at mile twelve. This made for a long long 14.20 miles to finish. To make matters worse she also had stomach issues and vomited the last half of the race. We basically walked the last half. I felt so sorry for her. She begged Dannielle and I to leave her but we could not. It was all she could do to finish. Rough Day!

Ramona was one of the "Faces in the Crowd" for this race. She had heart surgery 50 years ago and was recognized by Medtronics for her athletic achievements. I know this was what kept her going to the finish.

38 Degrees and ready to run!

Run Happy!

Not Running Happy!

Trying to run happy!

Running in to friends!

Running in to Family!

Happy to be done!

Run for the heart!

Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 Elroy Half Marathon

The Gang ready to run!
Cool tunnel at mile 6 of the race!



And Done!

Was a great day for a race! Cool at the start and sunny. I started slow and then picked it up at mile 6. Finished in 2:04 so I was happy with that. Loved this race! Small race and the course was through the woods with a tunnel in the middle!