No Bears game for me

Looked at the highways: many were ice and snow covered. So I sold my ticket and watched the game at home..ironically, I’d still be on my way home otherwise.

I did PT and two walks: one indoor on the treadmill: about 45 minutes (3.6 miles via the treadmill measure, 3.08 by my Garmin “indoor” measure, so I scored it as 3.35, then a 2.3 miler outside in the snow.
The indoor portion was tough for some reason.

2019 in review

Here is my 2019 in review. I posted photos that are meaningful to me. The first one is collage of “friend” photos.

Here is the “where” (many of the “wheres” anyway)










The TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon




I can’t imagine doing that

After last Friday night’s trail event (I walked, finished  10 miles muddied but feeling good with a lot left “in the tank”, I though about the 30, mile finishers, the 50, 100, and of course, the 150 and 200 (yes, there is a 200 mile option)

I thought: “I can’t even imagine.”  But here is a critical difference between my saying that and a younger newcomer saying that:  I finished the 30 several times (2003, when it was 50K, and the fall 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015 (latter is not listed due to an “early start”, but it took just under 12 hours), and I finished the 50 twice (12:46 in 2004, 31:3x in 2008…DNF’ed and then came back the next morning to “finish”, and yes, I got credit) and the 100 twice (34:16 in 2005, 47:48 in 2009).   When I DNF’ed the 100 in 2016, I was 15:2x at 50 and came back for 2 more loops the next day..and I also DNF’d the 50 a few years ago.


So yes, I did finish some of these longer events..or at least someone with my name and history did.  I just can’t imagine doing that with my current body. 

Ah…so onward to do what I can this morning.