Cool snap playing right into the best laid plans. Sunday morning will cooperate in the efforts to set new men’s and women’s state records for the half marathon. Registration will be open Saturday from noon to 4 at Peak Performance, Pepperwood location. And open up at 6:30 race morning at the Twin Rivers YMCA in Valley. Why not run a season or personal best under perfect conditions?
We’ve signed a couple of Team Nebraska studs to carry out pacing duties. Thanks fellas for making up your own minds.
“Whatcha need, is permits.” When I met with a group of old schoolers several years ago I asked them to describe the ideal local race course. They remained demure insisting that no such thing could be had. Got to have permits and you ain’t gonna get them, period. Not in the Omaha city limits, I’ll agree. But Valley is only a couple minutes west and offers exactly what I was looking for then. Full community support, pancake flat, visionary leadership. Biggest Tips to YMCA Executive Director Judy Argintean and Race Director Blaine Schmidt.
Injury report. Amanda Lee’s oral surgery was more complex than first thought and has been restricted from running for 5 days. Drats. I’ve received several reports that young stud Seth Hirsch is suffering from a stress fracture. Double drats and no, I won’t say it.
We’re getting 4-5 eggs every day now including 1 duck. A couple more weeks and I get out the chopping block for the 4 males. Good looking but ruthless on the females. Three on one, its not pretty, they pecked one’s eye out last night during frenzied coitus, bastards. Farm life isn’t always pretty. They’ll be on the platter Thanksgiving.
I’m glad the garden is winding down, will allow me to begin work on the greenhouse and planning for next year.
Newton’s State of Motion. An object at rest will stay that way unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. You’ll not be surprised that I’ve turned down a job offer this week, not unbalanced enough.
And this in response to yesterday’s musings, from my buddy Tim Dooling (he owns a physics degree by the way):
“there’s the battle of opinion on self esteem. if copper is high, moly is low, iron.
self esteem is a social construct, anytime you have a society, you have unnatural order. in america the unnatural order is placed upon the citizens back when it is expected the citizen be productive first,
ask questions later.
the value hierarchy starts with the most productive. #1. that can make you feel bad through comparison if you aren’t productive and thus supply the motivation or drive to be so. or you can be given the drive through rewards and a parent providing love and support.
either way, i win. unnaturally rectified behavior over time is self destructive.
iron: the idea is to go back and forth between unnaturally rectified behavior, and a state of being too lazy. the better you are at it, the faster u’ll get relative to ur peers.
american born males don’t stand a chance.”
Always brilliant and interesting and containing nuggets.
Thank you Douglas County Sheriff’s Department for the marquee displays on both ends of the course.
The early heads up consistent with the primary concern for all involved, Runner Safety. Permits, the degree of difficulty obtaining all depends on who is doing the asking.
Our breakfast palette of colors. Farm fresh, free range, nothing better!