All three have been flying by in a flurry the last couple of days.  Fun to have the white stuff back, first substantial amount since 2009.  The calendar too is racing by.  But it is the paperwork that is providing the most fun.

Team Nebraska must justify its status as a USATF Elite Development Club once every 4 years.  I’m hard at it putting together the details and narrative that will grant us that exclusive notoriety through 2016.  Just because I’m on the EDC Club Council doesn’t mean we are a lock to get it either ; )

Much like my photo recaps of this year, reviewing the accomplishments of our mates over the last Olympic quadrennium has been uplifting.  Four USA Olympic Trials qualifiers this year.  Indoor and Outdoor National Championships.  USA Club Cross and T&F National Championships.  USA Road Race National Championships.  I’m darned proud of what the Good Mates stand for and what they have and continue to accomplish!

Team Nebraska budget projections for 2013 also up for today.  Fun stuff for an ADD addled mind to be sure.

To keep the spirit of the season, a few stocking stuffers:
Matt Pohren- A USATF Nebraska Association LDR Championships bid form (almost done Matty).
Linda- A Thinking Cap.  She’s enrolling at UNO to complete her degree that was put on hold for the last 20 years.  Good girl!
David Adams- The training partners he needs to get to 8:05 in the Steeplechase
Kelly Crawford- Another ear, he’s already got a bluetooth in one and his cell in the other.  One of the busiest guys I know.
Luka Thor- A new car.  And a good night’s sleep.
Logan Watley- A sprint finish
Emily Langdon- The Lincoln Marathon
John Tully- An injury free year and a shiny new 5K PR.
Ivan Marsh- An 8th consecutive victory at the Trek to the Top.
Carolyn Meyer- A babysitter.
The Omaha Running Community- USATF Certified courses
My Old Buddies- Dictionaries!

Christmas in Omaha!