Sunday, February 22, 2009

Back at it.

Gonna buy an automatic weapon for every room in the house. Cindy will certainly shot my ass one night coming into the bedroom. Can't say as I'd blame her. I can't stand to look at myself naked either.
Well that is over 'cept for dealing with insurance. I refuse to let crap like this interfer with my PMA (puppy mental atitude). We will be extra careful for a bit as the criminals know we have new stuff.
Training stuff:
Friday deal with burglary shit.
Sat. Good run on the 'mill at The Colorado Running Co. 1 minute on 1 off
Sunday 6.02 miles with2 on 2 off.
I feel good about that. Next week will ROCK.

Friday, February 20, 2009

What to do ?

Imagine no computer, no TV at home. That's what we have since someone took all our stuff. Got home ~ 3:00pm Thursay to grab a dog and go boarding. But hmmm... screen door was open no biggie! Sometimes it just doesn't get shut. The Front door is open DAMN we've been robbed. TV both computers snowboard and misc stuff. The gods just want to keep me off the slopes.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What the *&%+*#@!

I had a 5+ mile workout this am! I warmed up .5 miles walking then ran 7.5 mph(8mm) and walked 3.9 (15.1mm) for the rest of the hour. I am encouraged. No real pain in the toes; I felt them occassionally but just to the point I was aware of them. The blueness has almost gone. Still leary of running outside so I'll stick to the safe surface of the treadmill for the rest of the month. Heck I may get in 25+ miles this week. Yippee!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

No "Come back" for me.

To come back you had to have been somewhere. I've never really been. So I can't comeback. I classify myself more as a "never was". I never was very good. I never crossed the finish line at Boston. Oh I've won some $ and a few plane tickets but.... as a matter of fact in 1988 I took Cindy to Sante Fe NM for Valentine's Day for our first trip together with some tickets I won. I am always reminded of that fact, a never was, when I think of my training partners. And they can make come backs but they don't want to. I had to call one up week after seeing her pic in an old RW. I will have to get in shape before I call again. She could tell how fat I was just over the phone.
So here I go on another new plan to get my fat ass in a shape other than round. I've got till April 28 till I see some other old pals in Monterrey CA. One just ran a 1:14 HM at age 46. THe other brother is always in shape. He'll prob run 17:00 for 5K at age 53. I need to get somewhere in the 20's and not 30's by then.
Nice run JT and Gordo in Austin. JT 3:04 and Gordo 3:46.09 (only 10secs from his goal) Shouldn't have stopped to pee!

Friday, February 13, 2009

What's wrong with todays joggers

Beer, nudity banned in Bay to Breakers race
Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, February 12, 2009
(02-11) 20:29 PST -- Like banishing beads and masks from Mardi Gras or removing the red carpet and gold statues from the Academy Awards, the banning of floats, beer and nudity at this year's Bay to Breakers will take all the fun out of it, many longtime revelers say.
City leaders and sponsors of the 98th annual wacky footrace announced several major changes Wednesday that detractors say will turn the over-the-top, only-in-San Francisco party into a 12K footrace like any other race in any other city in the world.
At the May 17 event, police will cite or arrest anybody openly drinking alcohol or appearing to be drunk, and will physically remove floats and any other items on wheels like shopping carts with kegs in them, officials declared.
People dressed in oversized costumes must run at the back of the pack, walkers must stay to the right while runners stay to the left, and no in-line skates, bicycles or skateboards are allowed. Nudity is not allowed, though police said they aren't planning to issue citations for indecent exposure.
At least the Elvis costumes can stay.
Gabrielle Harris, a 29-year-old publicist who lives in San Rafael, has run the race three times and called the changes devastating.
"We all kind of leave our hearts in San Francisco, and Bay to Breakers is a huge part of the reason," she said. "It's one of the most amusing and unique events I've ever experienced."
Amusing to participants, yes. But increasingly not so fun for neighbors along the route that stretches from the Embarcadero to Ocean Beach.
Leela Gill, a board member of the North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association who lives on Baker Street, said she loves the race and has watched from the sidelines - often on a couch carried outside - for 20 years. But last year was out of control, she said.
"People were vomiting, drinking and throwing trash along the route," she said. "The Panhandle itself was trashed, and the neighborhood around the Panhandle was trashed. Residents were shocked at the disrespect people showed."
500 Porta Potties
Sponsors last year put 500 Porta Potties along the route, 100 more than the previous year. But still, participants relieved themselves anywhere, including the sides of buildings, front yards and throughout Golden Gate Park. Mayor Gavin Newsom beseeched the group before the race to clean up after itself, but sponsors say 35 tons of trash - including huge floats - were left behind.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, whose district includes much of the race's route, called the crackdown "severe but possibly necessary as a result of the catastrophe of the last two years."
Nathan Ballard, press secretary for Newsom, said the mayor "supports quirkiness and zaniness" but that he was fully supportive of the crackdown.
"We're going to back the Police Department on this one," he said. "You're still going to be allowed to dress as Michael Phelps taking a bong hit or whatever suits your fancy, but we're trying to reduce some of the health and safety problems that have been impacting the neighborhood in recent years."
But fans of the race weren't buying the claim that Bay to Breakers will retain any of its heart or flair. At least one blog, a Web site and four Facebook groups were formed Wednesday to protest the changes. One Facebook group called "SAVE the BAY to BREAKERS!!!!!!!" had close to 400 members by Wednesday evening.
You can number Zach Berke, a 29-year-old Richmond resident, as among the most outraged. He's helped organize 400 to 500 friends and acquaintances for a party-within-party for the past few years.
"It's the floats we really feel are key," he said. He and his friends have started a Web site - - where they encourage people to divest their money from ING, the race's main sponsor.
Many fans upset
Many fans said this is one more example of San Francisco events becoming boring or getting quashed altogether, especially following the cancellation of the Castro's Halloween party, which became marred by violence. By contrast, nobody was arrested during the Bay to Breakers festivities last year.
Elizabeth Archer, a 27-year-old Seattle resident, had planned to visit the city for a week in May to help her friends build a float and run the race in a toga. She's seen her friends' pictures for years and has always wanted to participate, but she's canceling her trip.
"No one's going to visit for a standard G-rated parade," she said. "People don't travel to cities just for footraces. The spirit's just gone."
Who to call
Want to share your thoughts on the changes to Bay to Breakers?
Race organizers:
Mayor Gavin Newsom:
Police Department:
For more information on the changes, go to
Bay to Breakers by the numbers
7.46 Number of miles in length of course
60,000 Number of participants last year
500 Porta Potties along the 2008 route, 100 more than in 2007
35 Tons of trash left behind
E-mail Heather Knight at

This is (was) a great fun race. Joannie was the first woman to beat the cenntepide and she carried lobster mitts with her to cook the 'pede. That's an Olympic gold medalist having fun with the race!! It was one of my first races in the Bay area.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Looking out the windows at The Colorado Running Company this morning makes me want to go try running. I've worked 34 hours in the past 3 days and will try not to work too much past noon today. Red Rocks or The Garden trails are calling me. Supposed to get some snow later today and Friday. I'd better get out and ejoy the sunshine. But running in fresh snow, the crunch underfoot, is sweet. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What's the world coming to?

GENEVA - Naked mountain hikers in the Swiss canton of Appenzell-Innerrhoden will in future face on the spot fines of 200 Swiss francs ($170), Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger reported over the weekend.
A wave of naked hiking — particularly popular with German visitors — outraged people last year in the traditionally minded canton, Switzerland's smallest by population, which gave women the vote only in 1990.
"We must protect our children from these immoral habits," the paper quoted Melchior Looser, head of the cantonal justice and police department, as saying.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Diet and workouts

Been on the indoor trainer recently; I am completely out of shape. Or the shape I am in is real round. Time to do supem bout it. I'm back on the wheat free kick. And minimum 30 minutes a day on the bike. Prob ~ 3-4 weeks before my toes are ready to run.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I am really missing out on some good sunshine. The days have been cool and sunny. The sun at 6800' is more intense than sea level. A 40F day with sun can feel 10-15 degrees warmer. I tried walking for a workout on Sunday but decided to stop. I was just not feeling right mechanically. My toes ache but don't really hurt unless I move them in certain directions. Better to let them heal so I don't cause other things to go wrong. As soon as I can get a cycling shoe on comfortablely I'll ride inside.
For those of you wanting to move to Manitou, you know who you are, the house next to mine will be for sale shortly. That should scare you away!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

No boarding

Damn, I listened to the voice of reason and did not go boarding. Guess now I'll have to clean the house and go for a walk. Joggers sure have some ugly feet!