Thursday, February 19, 2015

Some serious stuff going on!

Timing is everything.  Can't make this stuff up.  Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from the Little Rock Marathon race directer.  Part of the email read:

"We would like to inform you that our 2015 Finishers Medals are in jeopardy of not making it to Arkansas in time for our race. While we and our medal partner met every critical deadline, our medal is caught up in the middle of a labor strike between the longshoreman union and the Long Beach Port Authority."  Labor Dispute Article

I just assumed it would be the weather, and/or traffic, that everyone would be screaming about.  Personally, I don't care, those things are dangerous.  Look, it's the size of a large skillet and weights 2.5 pounds!  Just what you want around your neck after running 26.2 miles.

Unruly buggers photo bombing

Last year, my wife punched the gas, ENTERING THE DRIVEWAY, and the medal fell from the dash.  Guess who was sitting in the passenger seat and can't move his legs?  Luckily, my shin bore the brunt of the impact or we'd be Fred Flintstoning it today.

Only injury I got was after the marathon from the 2.5 lb medal
The good news is, the weather still looks terrible and after February all my weekend obligations are over...that means fishing is coming back into my life.  Excited!!


  1. Do you run many marathons? It is on my bucket list.

    1. I try to run 1/year and in different cities/states. A few years back I ran 3 over 3 months, including Kansas City. The running community is great and a very positive environment..for everyone. My wife and kids travel with me and have as much fun as I do, almost! Time to check it off your list, it's hard work, but very rewarding.

  2. Drew
    A 26 mile marathon is as work out, how many runners have signed up?

    1. Around 12K for the weekend of races: Marathon, Half, 10k, and 5k. (max is 14K so it's almost sold out)

  3. Replies
    1. Thx Howard. Definitely don't do it for the medal. I like running almost as much as fishing. It's also why I love to kayak...the obvious health benefits and each compliments the other very well. But my kids will miss the's all they want when I get done...I think we take them to too many Mardi Gras parades.