My favorite Halloween tune, by the Austin Lounge Lizards, “Eighty Hillbillies In A Haunted House.”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1kD_Q0Lv6k

Kaci Hickox.  What a piece of work that one is.  Putting her own ahead of all others. Opportunistic, attention seeking, self serving, wench.  Defying quarantine orders.  Has moved to  near the top of the list of female humans I feel are despicable.   I hope she gets what is coming to her.

Governor Christie for President!  Well maybe not that extreme, not sure I could ever vote Republican.  But damn I like the cut of his jib.  Put the smack down on the wench and just about everyone else that challenges him.  Addressing an idiot heckler yesterday- “Sit down and shut up!”  Long lost relative?

Cliche but true.  Ever notice how dogs start to resemble their owners.  Both in appearance and demeanor.  Jed & I share some commonalities.  We both like to eat and nap and run and nap.  We both love LInda.  A group of us observed some aggressive dog behaviour recently.  Perfectly matched, we all agreed.  Word is that the Ak-Sar-Ben Farmer’s Market is going to ban dogs beginning next year.  Good start, leave those unruly mutts at home where they belong.  Better yet, you stay home with them!  Sit!!  Stay!!

El Jefe, Kyle Clouston, is headed East.  He’ll be running Saturday’s Mountain Masochist 50 Mile Trail Run in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Started out his year at the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Trail Run, winding it up this weekend on one of the toughest trail runs anywhere.  Tough, just like him.  He’s had an amazing year to be sure.

Howdy Will, here is a brief rundown of the race this weekend.

The race is Mountain Masochist 50. It’s highly regarded as a premier trail race and one of the oldest ultras on the east coast. Many ultra legends have made their mark here and a lot of that has to do with the brains behind the operation, a fellow named Dave Horton. He’s cut from the same cloth as you and is notorious for being a hard ass as well as toying with runners by throwing in “Horton miles” which are extra miles to a race without warning. My uncle Bob is a local and has finished the race twice. He’ll be giving it another go this year and my cousin Jon will be crewing for us both. It’s somewhat of a deprecating award but this weekend will bookend a lunch pale year.

For more info, google the race. I believe the web site is Ecoxsports or something like that. Tracking info should be on there as well.


50K this past Sunday, 50 Miles this Saturday.  Fearles Leader.  El Jefe (The Chief!)  photo courtesy of Brenda Orr.

Special shout out to our buddy Zach Hine.  He’ll be tearing up Sunday’s NYC Marathon.  It has been our privilege to watch his progress.  Coach Brad Hudson has been freely sharing his workouts and they are prodigious.  His 1:04:48 Freedom Run Half Marathon tells me he’s capable of 2:12-2:13.  Giddyup!


We’ll see Zach and Whitney on Valentines Day.  I’m betting heavily that they win the Two Rivers Twosome 10K Couples Run.  Zach is a lock to hit the 2:15 Olympic Trials “A” Standard Sunday.  His preparation leaves no doubt about.   I sent him a couple of items from my personal collection that have hopefully helped motivate.