Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sneaking in a Run

ORN: 5 miles, no watch, got wet, felt good

Since I got back from Colorado Springs (did I tell you about my new granddaughter???!!! See below!!!), running has been choppy due to my other hobby of umpiring Little League Baseball. This is the time of year for league and district tournaments, all leading to the LL World Series in Williamsport, PA in August. I love the game and the kids, even though it involves a lot of travel to nearby towns and late, humid nights.

Late this afternoon, I got a call that tonight's doubleheader was scrapped due to thunderstorms in the area. This meant I could sneak in a run after work. Regular readers know I usually run in the morning...but tonight I headed out of work with a spring in my step. I got home and headed out for a nice 5 miler. The drizzle didn't seem to bother. Wow, did it feel good. And guess what?? Now I'm listening to the MLB All-Star game on the radio.

I got in my 10 miler last Saturday and will be sneaking in runs the rest of the week. Then, the serious preparation for the Portland Marathon begins.

Persevere.

3 comments:

Susan said...

What and adorable grandaughter! So so cute!

George said...

Joe - congrats on your Granddaughter! I grew up in Colo Springs - I graduated from Widefield H.S. Love it there, although it is much bigger than it was when I left. (My folks live in Cripple Creek, now.)

Hey, I had to come to Lafayette a couple of weeks ago and thought about you. I thought it might be fun to meet for lunch or a run sometime. If you are interested, let me know. If not, I understand. I am not sure how I would feel about some guy leaving a comment on my blog to meet me, but think about it and let me know.

Darrell said...

Funny that George just commented on meeting up. I was going to suggest that you look up Rob when you get to Portland. He's a super guy. Portland is his streak marathon. This will be his fourth time I think.

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