My parents never had a TV in the house as I was growing up, so when other kids talked about Disney movies, I was the weird-dumb kid.
Then one day I saw the Little Mermaid at a friend’s house. Her parents were babysitting, so they sat us down in front of the TV (how Mexicans babysit) and played Disney. My friend was restless and soon moved to her toys, but I was hooked. I had never seen anything like it.
I went on to watch other Disney movies, and they blew my little mind. Before Mulan and Pocahontas, I didn’t know that women could run with men. Or fight wars. Or grow a pair…. of legs. I wanted to be just like them.
Apart from fueling my ambitions, I never did buy into the Disney experience. I...
The “suggestion” from JCARR was that CSRAB talk to more legislators regarding the rule. My impression was that they were supposed to tighten up the language (but still be able to require shoes in most situations).
Here’s a timeline for what is going on:
On January 9, JCARR meets again. The CSRAB shoe rule is not on their published agenda.
On January 19, at 10:00 am, the CSRAB meets. My expectation is that they will have tried to meet with legislators by then and will have prepared...
Hair of the Dog 10kBy Ramzev
It was a dark and stormy night, except it was light...and sunny...and morning. For some reason, I and a few other Slower Lower Runners decided it would be a good idea to run 6.2 miles on New years Day. I got there around 8 a.m. for the 9:30 start to get my packet and to get a good parking spot, and the registration line was already getting long. I got my packet which included the normal random coupons for local businesses a reusable shopping bag, a pen, a sticker, a Cliff Bar, and a nice long sleeve tech shirt. I wandered around for a while and was impressed by the timing set up; there was a nice finish line set up on the boardwalk and monitors that would show your time as soon as you finished.
I heard the race coordinators expected around 150-200 runners. It was apparent very soon that they were going to get much more than that; they ran out of race numbers, went to their back-up stock of numbers, and ran out of those, they ended up...
Peanut Butter Chip Chase 5KBy Randicoot
I did my first race ever today (actually yesterday by now), the Peanut Butter Chip Chase 5K in Temple, NH. I was a little hesitant to do it since my left ankle has been bothering me for a while--pretty much since I started wearing minshoes when it got cold in October. My last run was the day before festivus when I did 6 miles--my farthest ever. The ankle hurt more than it had been, still a tolerable low level pain, but I figured I'd give it a rest anyway. So with a week off it felt mostly good and I thought the race would be a good test to see if I was ready to run again.
When I arrived to register there was a guy with a camera who came up to me and asked if I was the guy he'd seen running BF last summer. Said I must have the toughest feet. I said well you have to let them gradually adapt. His name is Don and he lives farther down the road from me.
After registering, I still had some time before noon when the race starts so I...