Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Rampage Nears its End!

It's been 3 straight weekends, 2 separate trips Up North, 2 weeks of work, 1 week of vacation, and lots of juggling of mid-week runs, but the Rampage is nearly complete.

I'm headed to KC tomorrow morning, but this weekend's 16 miler is already in the books. The alarm went off at 4am today, and I walked back into the house at 7:06 after 16 miles in just under 162 minutes, a 10:07 pace, which is just fine for me.

The good news is that now I can head down to KC to celebrate Petey Raindrops' upcoming nuptuals with absolutely no Running Guilt! (There is plenty of guilt associated with leaving one's wife to be sole caretaker to a 15month old boy on a weekend when she has to work each day, but that's another story. At least running isn't in the cards for this weekend.) This trip is all about Baseball, BBQ, Beer, and Golf, and I. Can't. Wait.

I'll have another update, including some photos from the vacation/trips when I get back next week. Till then, keep on runnin'


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Checking in...

Howdy Gang-
Just a quick update from Camp BYT. I'm a little distracted this week in anticipation of these little guys:
No, they don't look like any fun at all, huh? My neices and nephew will be arriving Thursday evening (along with my brother and SIL of course), and we CAN'T WAIT to see them! Even little SYT is super-psyched.

After they hang at our place for a couple days, we all get to go back up north for another week's vacation, so life is pretty good around here, even if I'm "juggling" my runs a bit.

Speaking of juggling, I'll have more information on that later this week hopefully. I did the 13 last Saturday. It got hot on the way back and I had to slow down a bit, but I still came in under the 10min/mile pace, so I'm not too disappointed. I started on Monday this week, so I've already done 3 and 4 miles, but I have to do 7 one day this week before 10 on Saturday morning before leaving town. More on that later. Till then, keep on runnin'...