Friday, May 30, 2008


Kind of a tough week in the Saxman household. Matt is getting over strep throat and my husband Ted found out yesterday that he's got pneumonia. He's feeling pretty tough. ;-( I hope the antibiotics kick in soon.

Some miscellany to report on today. Here goes ...

Don't forget that tomorrow the Off-Season Striders will be meeting at 7:30 am at Dunn Brothers on Elton Hills. There are proposed routes of 6 or 10 miles, but feel free to run extra or cut it short. Coffee and conversation following the run.

Reebok Grand Prix T & F meet on ESPN2 5/31 at 7 pm and CBS 6/1 at 12:30 pm. Nike Prefontaine Classic on NBC 6/8 at 3 pm.

All Comers' track meets start on Tuesday at 6 pm at Soldiers' Field. They're GREAT fun. If you haven't seen them before, stop down and take a look. Come early when the littlest runners are making their way down the track. It's pretty adorable. Thank you to Larry Pederson and Fred Woolman for being in charge!

Pictured above is Norah, Dave Morrill's little 6-month old granddaughter wearing a 'Future Grandma's Marathon Runner' shirt. How cute is THAT??

Read about this in RunMinnesota, the MDRA publication. Structural Management live radio The link is to the show archives which includes an interview with Bill Rodgers. Live streaming takes place on Thursdays from 2-3 pm.

Paula Patterson (Running Room manager) is running her first marathon this fall at TCM. Good for her! Some new nutrition to be available at Running Room: Sharkies flavors watermelon and tropical; ediscs (electrolyte 'beverage' in a chewable form).

Thank you to Lionel Cheng for loaning me his copy of My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso. If Bart's writing is as entertaining as his speaking, it should be a very fun read indeed.

This is very strange: Men's athletic 'skirt' . I don't think so ...

The other night I made some tortellini for dinner and the boys loved it (Ted didn't eat due to his illness): I took a package of Cheese tortellini from Sam's and prepared it (boil 5 minutes). I heated some EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) in a skillet and added some garlic and hot pepper flakes and heated that for just a minute or two. Added the tortellini and some cooked chicken breast. Added some chopped Italian parlsey at the end. I liked having a bit of crunch to the tortellini. Not a bit was left over. 100% crazy good.

For those with a "knee'd" to know ... ha! The knee is doing quite well. As of last week I can kneel on it and can do a full quad stretch once again.

I believe our favorite Norwegian runners, Espen and Ann-Kristin Gjertsen, are due to make an appearance in Rochester this weekend, staying for a few weeks. Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog!

Well, ... I guess that's it for today. Happy trails!

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