Friday, October 10, 2008

Fantastic Friday

The falling leaves
Drift by my window
The falling leaves
Of red and gold
--Autum Leaves, old standard

What a beautiful day for the 10th of October. The temperatures are unseasonably warm. The leaves are just spectacular. The smell of fall is in the air. My favorite time of year.

Thank you to the following people who volunteered at the All-City meet/KLM one-mile last night: K.C. Reed (I think he saved the day!), Lin Gentling, Gina Sundsmo, Paul Anderson, John Trolander, Craig and Jodi Weckwerth; Marianne Couser and Leah Holmes (KLM one mile). Both the Mayo boys and girls won the meet. The course, at least the boys, as run was long, so times look slow for a high school CC meet.

Winning the KLM one mile was RTC's own Chad Couser with a speedy time of 6:40! He's a natural.

Running the Whistlestop marathon tomorrow are Greg Heetland, Tom O'Leary, Dan Strain and Lin Gentling (half). Have a great run! It's beautiful up in the Ashland, WI area.

Night Lights 8K on Friday evening, October 17 still needs volunteers. If you can help, please contact Kevin Torgerson.

Clinics start in a couple of weeks at Running Room--everything from Learn to Run, 5K ... to the half marathon. Clinic instructors are still needed. And there is still time to register to participate. Contact the store via email if you are interested in learning more about the clinics.

From Fred Woolman: Fred's son Ben and friend Dan are playing at Crossings in Zumbrota tomorrow (Saturday) night at 7:30 pm. They call themselves "New Roots Duo" and they play acoustic and slide guitar. Fred says they do a great job making music! Check them out.

I went out and picked Concord grapes yesterday before the CC meet. They're beautiful. They smelled fantastic as well. They're now made into jelly.

They still have plenty of grapes for picking if you'd like to make grape juice, jam, jelly, etc. They'll have grapes thru next week. 252-1309 or Sterling fruit farm East on county 9, north on county 11 a mile or two. I taught myself to make jam and jelly. You can too! It's very easy and doesn't require a lot of equipment.

I listen to the radio a lot. Boy, the news on the hour is sure depressing. Stock market is down, down, down the world over. I can't figure out why anyone would want to be president at this time. Talk about a stressful job.

I stayed home all day long ... making two batches of jelly, putting another coat of paint on the front door, painting the mailbox and taping and painting the sidelites. One more coat tomorrow and then I can move the painting inside. This is quite the project.

Remember ... Off-Season Striders Saturday at Panera South at 7:30 AM!!

Thought for the day: "It's choice--not chance--that determines your destiny." --Jean Nidetch

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