Thursday, May 29, 2008

Heading for Notre Dame

ORN: 4 miles, R6/W1, 40:26, 10:07/mile

The final race of my spring series hits on Saturday, the Sunburst Half Marathon in South Bend, Indiana. Both long-time readers of this blog will (perhaps) recall this race's high point is finishing on the 50 yard line of Notre Dame Stadium. With my Dad having played football at Notre Dame in the late 30s, this becomes quite an emotional and special time for me.

Making it more special this year will be my oldest sisters oldest son, John, who is flying in from San Diego to run the race with me. He'll be here for supper tonight, we'll then drive up to South Bend mid day Friday, visit various campus sites, including my Dad's name inscribed on a wall of ND football letter winners and seeing his old dorm room. Yes, it still stands.

Then, a further treat...Friday night we will meet up with my second older sister's youngest son, Dave, who will be in SB for a ND alumni event! The three of us will have a lot of fun.

All of this is puncuated by a drive tonight for me to Wheaton, Illinois and back to drop off my youngest son Matt for summer school classes.

Busy?? Yes. But looking forward to it.

Stay tuned for race reports over the weekend and more than a few photos. It'll be special.

Persevere.

8 comments:

Wes said...

Have a great weekend, Joe! Safe travels and fun times :-)

david said...

Sounds like a Great weekend shaping up....Good luck with your "final" half. Look forward to your race report.

Darrell said...

Enjoy the wrap up of this fun little series.

Only someone from the Midwest would be enjoying "supper" before the race. 8-)

Backofpack said...

Have a great time with your nephews Joe! Good luck at the race, and enjoy those remembrances of your Dad.

Mary Gee said...

Sounds like a great race. My brother graduated from ND, I remember visiting the campus as a child, it was, and I am sure still is, beautiful.

robtherunner said...

Hope the race went well, Joe! I look forward to the report.

WADDLER26.2 said...

HAve a great weekend and Enjoy!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Looking forward to your report!