Thanks and apologies to Billy Preston.
“I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while”
Our NRGE mates will be going round in circles at this weekend’s Dizzy Goat trail run at Schramm Park. Three Hours, Six Hours, and 12 Hours of running the same loop. I think it is so damned cool that these lads with the Peace, Love, Run on their chests will breach, storm, and conquer that bastion. Nebraska Run Guru Elite. Yeah, we’ll be in the house all right. That indefatigable spirit the peace sign represents. Our close knit group of bad boys In It To Win It.
Yes, yes, I know, this event is a celebration of anyone and everyone that can simply put one foot in front of the other, speed absolutely optional if not down right frowned upon. More about defeating the drudgery of trudgery than being fast. We’ll leave those warm fuzzies to those of you that feel rewarded by simply finishing, good on you if that is what is good for you.
But what is good for me is for our mates to stick it to the entire field. Jeremy and Kyle, go get some!
Overheard at the start line of the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile, the MC attempting humor: “What do you call an elite athlete that just broke up with his girlfriend? Homeless.” Funny because at the very upper echelons of talent it rings truest.
Was it really two years ago that Linda & I were finishing up the Killer Coach Marathon Training Program? Averaging 60 miles a week from January through Grandma’s Marathon. In perhaps the shape of my long life. Both of us dropping due to hypothermia (providing so many laughs and critics on Lets Run, those brave anonymous bastards.)
To whomever is in charge of the Team Nebraska Record Keeping department. You need to get in touch with Skyler Reising and find out about his contributions to the team and the records he deserves to have listed. And don’t even get me started on the roster of current athletes, are you sure some of these cats aren’t either retired, have moved away, or maybe even running for NRGE now? Not that its any of my business, but it is.
And from our buddy Bjorn Suneson-
Here is my running schedule for Iowa. Please come and run with me! I start my running at 9 am from my motel and finish at 6 pm.
• June 18 Shenadoah to Clarinda (from motel Celebrity Inn)
• June 19 Clarinda- Mount Ayr (start outside New Market)
• June 20 Mount Ayr to Leon
• June 21 Leon to Corydon ( start Little River Motel)
• June 22 Corydon to Centerville (start from Nodyroc Motel)
• June 23 Centerville to Bloomfield (start from Super8)
• June 24 Bloomfield to Memphis (staat from South Fork Motel)
• June 25 Memphis-Kahoka start from Sunrise Motel)
• June 26 Kahoka to Carthage (start from Cat Fish Place, camping)
• June 27 Carthage to ?? ((start from Prarie Wind Motel)