But I am rested and ready.  Recharged the Lindgren batteries this past holiday weekend, couldn’t shake a stick without poking some kin.  Southwest Oklahoma very much represents my heritage, seemingly not much happening on the surface but if you take some time to look deeply, some Very Real Living going on.  I’ll be doing a feature column on the trip hopefully tomorrow.

Back here in the Omaha Metro our Good Mates were getting a good tune up for Club Cross by running the Fremont Turkey Trot 5 Mile.  Have heard through the grapevine that though the course was advertised to be USATF Certified that it ran long.  I’ll say it again, responsibility falls on the Race Director to make sure that all measured points are correctly marked and adhered to.  More’s the shame when certification is done and then not integrated on race morning.

As it went, four of our mates that will be headed to Lexington took the top spots, like this:
1. Luka Thor,  25:42
2. Eric Rasmussen, 25:44
3. Nate Stack, 28:03
4. Cory Logsdon, 28:31

Our newest ultra specialist Kyle Clouston scored a top 10 finish in 30:11 and Gary Wasserman also tuned up for Club Cross, winning the 50+ in 31:30.  Jen Viehrig ran and finished 3rd overall female in 33:36.  Nice run by 18 year old Aryn Smidt of Fremont taking the title in 32:41.

Not finding results to the Feast & Feathers half marathon but am sure Tim & Emily Langdon and Todd Nott had great runs as usual.

Tonight will be my last at 18312 Ontario and it is fitting and appreciated that I get to see the first snowfall of 2012.  The view from the expansive windows of the prairie preserve being blanketed is by far my favorite of the year, one I’ll always recall with fond reminisce.  I could not have scripted it any better.