Five things Friday
|One happy cub scout|
1b. At camp, I was around 19 little boys who were shooting BB guns, shooting bows & arrows, fishing, and using sling shots. I came home with both eyes intact and no injuries. I'd consider that a minor miracle.
1c. The camp was held at a local gun club, where my dad was a lifetime member and I spent more than my share of time as a kid. Good memories.
2. The crazy busy won't get better for a week or so. This weekend we'll be in Hannibal, MO, doing a lot of this:
|N. and his girlfriend just cleaned off the paint from the State tournament, only to replace it with new paint for Nationals.|
|N is #9|
4. I'm running again. I hadn't actually stopped...I just wasn't doing much of it (except virtually). I ran three times this week. On Sunday I logged my best time on a 3.5 mile loop I run every once in a while, I ran 6 on Tuesday, and I ran 4 today.
4b. On each of the latter two runs, I had one sub-9 min mile. I know that's an embarrassing recovery pace for some of you, but it's pretty fast for me. At some point, I'd like to string two of them together in a row instead of struggling to not die after one.
5. I'm going to run the MO Cowbell Half Marathon in October. Yes, practically every runner I know is doing the inaugural RnR St. Louis Marathon/Half Marathon, but the cowbell half is less than half the cost of RnR. And it has a cooler name.
6. My marathon blisters are in a facebook contest for 2Toms. I need at least 50 "likes" to be in the running to win a 6 months supply of blister prevention products. I'd really appreciate it if you voted for me. What you need to do is "like" 2Toms on Facebook and then "like" my picture. That, unfortunately, means actually looking at the picture, but on the bright side, if I win you won't have to see any more blister pictures from me. So, you help yourself by helping me. Win-win.
6b. If you haven't tried their products and have problems with blisters, you definitely should. I haven't had a blister from running since Amanda donated her winnings on Laima's contest to me...and I always got blisters when I ran.
6c. I know, I know...this is more than 5 things.
the cutest cub scout ever! makes me want to go to summer camp too :)ReplyDelete
I know! After being there I was like "I want to shoot a gun! I want to shoot a bow and arrow! I want to go fish....I mean, read a book!"ReplyDelete
that was a nasty facebook page you sent us to. I finally forgave you after I threw up and "liked" your picture for you :DReplyDelete
Oh, where do I sign up?! I think that partipating in, or watching for that matter, mud volleyball would be a blast!ReplyDelete
Yes, I noticed the same thing on my phone too; I can only see the two most recent posts. Hmmm ...
Loved the happy cub scout pic! Looks like a lot of fun at camp.ReplyDelete
5th in the nation is pretty serious braggin rights. Good luck!
I think I'm signing up for the RnR half. Opps I missed the $85 cutoff and now it is $105 starting today. Ouch!
Good attitude on your chances in the mud VB tourney...ReplyDelete
Sorry, Julie! :DReplyDelete
I'll be cheering for you, Mike.
Shannon, it's sooo much fun!
Kovas, Lol. It's a big tournament, we haven't played much this year, and half of our team hasn't played at all, including my nephew who's coming back from a shrapnel injury that almost killed him in Afghanistan. I'm realistic. :) And, like all my other athletic endeavors, my joy is in the participation rather than victory.
hmmm missy: FB page: Gross!!!!ReplyDelete
1/2 price for the 1/2 that is a winner (yes Charlie Sheen is visiting us this weekend!)
Very cute cub scout. I hope we get to see pics of you playing mud volleyball! I had a big smile on my face today for a sub 10 minute mile. I get it believe me!ReplyDelete
Have fun during the craziness of your busy life. Happy Fourth!
It looks like a lot of fun in the camp. Remembering my time in the camps when I was in the Navy but that was a different situation...ReplyDelete
Congrats for your PB on the loop and good luck in the Cowbell Half Marathon.
5th in the nation.... bravi!!!!!
hope you are feeling better...and are enjoying the crazy busy! me-I've been busy too-too busy to keep from smashing my poor finger in the car door!! ouchie anywho..I was thinking aobut the cow bell half marathon...I LOVE the name of it!ReplyDelete
Oh nice, I am so glad you posted the mud v-ball pic. That looks like a real blast.ReplyDelete
My kid just finished cub country too. All eyes in tact here as well.
And finally, I was so proud, I got my first running blisters ever (I rarely get them). Must be because I am running more in the summer.
Surviving scout camp without getting your eye shot out is definitely a miracle.ReplyDelete
THANK YOU for the heads-up on Tour de Donut! That sounds like the most awesome race ever. I looked it up and it's on the same day as a half marathon I'm already registered for. Grrr. Next year for sure!
Need more cowbell.ReplyDelete
BTW, what kind of attitude is that...."when we lose our match". C'mon Super Kate, you are going to win it all.