The week that was

A lot of things went on this week, some good some not so good.
For starters, I did not have my name drawn to run the Soulstice Mountain trail race. I am really bummed about this as I was (for some reason) fairly confident that my name would have been drawn. From the numbers of people who put their names in and the ratio of short course to long course in the past I thought that I would be good as I put in for the long course. Oh well, things happen for reasons I guess. I was just really excited to do 11.5 miles starting at 7900 feet and peaking at just under 9000 feet. Maybe next year, or maybe a slot will open from someone who cant do it.

I had a decent but not stellar week of running this week.  I need to get registered for a few races and keep motivated to push my limits.  It is hard to find races in Arizona during the summer due to the heat and race directors not wanting the liability for heat stroke, exhaustion, or even worse…death.  There is a summer series in Flagstaff but many of them are 5 and 10K’s which is a long drive to do 3 or 6 miles.  But there are others including a marathon/half marathon.  And I can always try to get out to California for a race.

Did it really hit 100 degrees on Thursday?  Its only April weather pressure controller people.

I was told that my resume was accepted for a position at work that has opened up.  I am excited for the opportunity to move up and have a job with more responsibility, but that would come at the expense of losing the least stressful, most flexible and self directed job in my organization.  We will see what happens.

In craft beer news, Oskar Blues is really pushing the envelope as they have announced that they will be producing a very limited edition of Twen Teny, a canned beer (as all of theirs are) that will come in at a whopping 20.10% alcohol.  This will be the worlds strongest canned beer!

It is only being sold locally, so that means that I need a huge favor from someone in the Lyons, Longmont, Boulder area as I would pay nicely for a few cans of this shipped to me.

I have discovered that a lot of college radio makes for perfect Sunday morning listening as I drink a coffee and do my required web browsing. Even a small station like KJACK.

In case you are not sure why African distance runners are so good, it may be in their genes.  Check out this video.

In my never ending quest to find new upbeat music to run to I have embraced the world of the mash-up and my current hotness is Girl Talk.  For a sample, watch the video below.

The local triathlon had another disappointing turn out, word is that the even twill not be held here again, which is not a big surprise as the company that pouts it on has moved most all of their races to the east valley.

Lastly but certainly not least, my daughter was chosen to represent her school in the district track meet on the 18th.  She will be running the 100 meters and be one of the relay runners for the 1600.  I hope that she does well. Then it is right back to indoor soccer and then “try-outs” for next years team and the transition to the full field and 11 v. 11 games.

Son’s football games have been fun to watch, he really thinks that he is the next great quarterback for the broncos.

Anyway, that is it for now.  Happy and safe running everyone!

About runfaraz

I am a guy who loves to run marathons, and has been gifted with exceptionally slow genes which makes for mid pack finishes in races. If I don't run I become an unbalanced manic fool, so yes...running is my prozac. I believe that the key to a happy productive life is balance. Balance in all areas of your life. If one area is out of balance, all others go out of balance. Come back often as I love to see the hit counter go up!!! View all posts by runfaraz

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