Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So Behind

I'm behind on my posting, and just about everything else it seems. I'll do a quick one now just to share some info with you.

Thursday Running Opportunities
Brothers at 5:30 PM for 5-6 miles. I don't have a course mapped out, but probably something like what we did a few weeks ago ... a loop through Quarry Hill and Silver Lake. Then into Brothers for food and fun.
Bear's Den in Byron at 7:00 PM. See Byron Team R.E.D. for route information. Note the new start time.

Saturday Stuff
Run with the marathon training group at the RAC at 7:15 ... and/or
Pancake Feed at the Bears Den in Byron on Saturday morning. They'll be serving from 7am-10:30am... it's all-you-can-eat... and the Bears Den is donating proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)... We sure appreciate their support!!! Please let them know , as it's awesome!

I'm finally finalizing plans for my trip to Boston. Meeting up with Lionel and Carolyn (really looking forward to that) ... Bo Sox game ... possible road trip up to Portland, ME and the L.L. Bean store. Going up to the cities on Friday with a friend and staying with another friend and going to hear Anna Quindlan speak in Wayzata on Friday night. And ... oh, yeah. A footrace on Monday mid-morning.

Funny little Fetzer anecdote from Bruce Petz. He was stationed out on the course at the end of Mayowood Road. He said that a gal took a cell phone call during the race and stopped and talked for several minutes before continuing the race. :-) Talked with Cherie Jensen and she and Brenda Fyles ran 20 minutes faster at Fetzer this year than they did last year. That is AWESOME. :-)

Morning run (5.08 miles) anecdote: There's a gal on a bike that we see pretty much every Wednesday. And she always has a helmet. The problem is, the helmet is dangling from her handlebars by the chin strap. I'm not sure how much good that would do her in the event of a crash ...

Evening plans: Dinner at Twigs with Jean, Amy and Laura for a belated birthday celebration for Jean. Should be fun. I've not eaten there yet.

From Amy Donahoe-Anshus:
The first Rochester Track Club trash pick-up for 2010 will be Wed., April 21st at 5:30 p.m. at the same Soldier's Field bike path site. This month, we will be participating in a city-wide campaign to "Help make Rochester a Litter Bit Better". Gloves and garbage bags (both garbage and recyclables) will be provided; you just need to wear comfortable clothing and be ready to sign a waiver form. Please plan to meet at the rest area off Broadway at Soldier's Field (across from Snappy Stop) at 5:30 p.m. After we finish, refreshments and/or dinner/pizza may be pursued at Brothers or O'Neill's for those who are interested. We can decide the location when we meet next Wed.

In addition, all participants are invited to join in a celebration of success of this event and the greening of Rochester on Saturday, April 24th at noon in the Manor Park neighborhood park, 4238 Manor Park Drive NW. A picnic lunch will be provided. I will need to RSVP the number of attendees for the picnic lunch, so please let me know if you are interested by the Wed. night of our pick-up.
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this and future trash pick-up dates. Many hands will make for light work!
Lana in TX (who's the recipient of cookies every other month, courtesy of her brother Dave Morrill, and this fed into my Fetzer prize money fund) will receive her "Snipdoodles" (aka Snickerdoodles) in a couple of days. Enjoy, Lana!!

Until later ... Gotta run.

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