“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

5 years ago....

2011 Fat tire ride for Jason

2014 Fat Tire ride
Five years ago my brother in law Jason passed away in a boating accident. The accident occurred on May 8th and he suffered severe head trauma. He left behind a wife and four children, the youngest not yet a year. It was so sad. I spoke at his funeral and it was one of the hardest thing I ever did. I prayed and prayed that I could do it and hold it all together. Every year I do the Chequamagon fat tire race in his honor an memory.
Gone but never forgotten.....Until we meet again

Monday, July 27, 2015

Country Jam 2015

Getting our Country Jam on!

My Favorite act! Blake Shelton! Got cut way short because of bad weather, booo!
He said he was nervous to perform over the entire Miranda divorce.

2nd Favorite? Mr Gary Allen. Always puts on a great show.

Some of the others this year? Lady A, Eric Church, Jerod Nieman and a buch of other up and comers.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Riding the trails!

I am so fortunate to live in a place where we have easy access to so many wonderful trails. This trail runs about 35 miles to the north and cuts over swamp land and rivers. It's an old railway that was converted to a trail Awesome for biking and running. This is a cool old bridge that crossed the black river. Fun fun!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rock and Roll Chicago Half

  I was pretty excited about this race and was hoping for a good time. Maybe not PR good but the weather sucked. Sucked as in sucked the air right out of you! It was mid 80's and 90% humidity hot! I saw so many people in need of medical. Some people just don't respect the conditions. It was still fun to see the city and take it easy.

Ready to run.

Taking a look around.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Still a long way to go!

Green = Half and Full Marathon
Pink = Half Marathon
Purple = Full Marathon

Friday, July 10, 2015

New Kicks!

Ordered some new kicks today! New color but not new to me. Last summer/fall I ran on Clifton's and then switched to the Boni 4's. Both were good shoes but I liked the Clifton's the best. So it's been six months and time to get some new shoes. Clifton 2's for me! Love the new color!

Run Happy!

Monday, July 6, 2015

The 4th in the North!

 Had a great weekend in Hayward for the Forth of July weekend with the family. Here we are getting ready to watch the lumberjack show.
 Took in the Fireworks at the High School in Hayward.
My son and I did a long ride on the longest section of single track in the Midwest. Here I am in the gravity cavity. It's like a half pipe in snowboarding. You zoom down a ravine with trail that goes up the sided hills. It's awesome. There's a sign that says "Trail Candy Ahead" before you arrive.

Three generations of riders ready to roll!
And the best part of the weekend. Relaxing with the grandkids!