The Parks & Rec Dept. has been busy replacing all of the bridges out at the dojo.  Looks like they are just finishing up today.  It is reassuring to step with confidence, knowing that strides won’t be compromised by rotten wood.

Analagous to our Omaha running community.  New bridges being built, closing the gaps between the varied running groups, offering new foundations of cooperation and confidence and mutual support.  Bridges have to lead somewhere to be meaningful though.

I’m surveying the list of entrants from last weekend’s Swamp Stomp 8K (results at  and this weekend’s Trail of Terrors 5K.  There are many on the lists that have historically supported most of our races.  There are a whole bunch more that are new to our efforts, the span successful in reaching those that want to come out and do some running or racing, and enjoy the fellowship, fun, fitness, and festivities.   That’s meaningful.

I would invite each and all to also “like” our Team Nebraska facebook page to follow our programs and our athletes.  We aren’t a closed group, no invitation necessary, bridge is open, Everyone Welcome!

Got to test the Mizuno Wave Rider 16 this morning.  A sweet shoe that utilizes Mizuno’s patented wave plate technology.  A couple of modifications leading to a savings of 2 ounces from the Rider 15.  The new model will be available at Red Dirt Running Co. the first week in November.  Red Dirt is also the only store in Nebraska to carry the Wave Prophecy, designed to allow 500-800 miles of running, pretty amazing stuff.  As mentioned in yesterday’s column Red Dirt’s Grand Opening is also this Saturday.  And the list of freebies just continues to grow.  Must be present to enter, but not necessary to be present to win.  Talk about a sweet deal!

The Men’s Wave Rider 16 in yellow, the Women’s in Pink.

And the Wave Prophecy.  Available only at Red Dirt Running Company.   Funky design, great cushioning, and up to 800 miles!