If you haven’t been following Jody Green and Linda Barnhart’s most excellent adventure on facebook you’re missing a treat. With the 50 Miler in Leadville, CO just two days away now I’m sure it is all business at this point but the updates have been inspiring and hilarious. Jody’s training has been spot on and her cerebral prep has been just as fastidious. Fifty miles at 10,000′ elevation, on trails, she’s ready to rock it. Good luck also to our old buddy Greg Liewer who will tackle the terrain. Linda has spent the week as Jody’s personal body guard, fighting off a constant barrage of paparazzi hoping to catch just a glimpse of “The Calves That Launched A Thousand Ships”. I’ll have Jody’s race recap and some photos for Monday.
Thanks to Ken Dobbs and the Lincoln CVB. We met again this morning, this time with Nancy Hanson, the Facilities Director for Nebraska Wesleyan. It was a pleasure meeting her and sharing updates on Mike Morgan, Levi Ashley, and Gary Wasserman. Gary, Nancy has some wonderful stories from your day back in the day, I can’t wait to go for our next run together.
The USA Marathon Road Relay Championships is still a work in progress. I popped into the Lincoln Running Company on my way back to Omaha, caught up with Lincoln’s First Female of running, Ann Ringlein. If you want something done in Lincoln it goes squarely through Ann and Lincoln’s premiere running specialty store. We also discussed the Lincoln Running Company’s competitive team. Logan Watley- you give me a call if there is anything at all I can do to help you guys grow. The USATF Nebraska LDR committee is on your side. I’m glad the Good Mates finally have someone to race and chase!
What I did this summer. Set my children free! They have not been on the internet here at home for 3 weeks now and have survived after all. Their rooms are clean, busy as can be with arts and crafts and reading, and daily walking/running on the treadmill. I’ll wean them back on gradually but am thrilled that they’ve learned how to entertain themselves without gadgetry.