Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This is actually happening

My good friend and fellow Conan lover alerted me at 9am on Saturday of this:


An entire movie about Conan. dang, this guy is everywhere.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Redemption

I ran my first marathon in 2008. It was sort of a disaster - picture yourself running around Bear Lake by yourself (there were only 100 runners total) - the whole time you can see the finish line across the lake, but it seems to be getting further away. Then you get hit by a truck. Finally you finish at a sad time of 5:17. It was not a fun experience and I decided then and there I would never do that again. That was until my Brother Zach signed up for a marathon last year. It got me excited about running again. I just had to redeem myself.

Do you see that city across the lake? It's getting further away.

A couple of Ogden enthusiasts recruited me for Ogden Marathon 2011. Thanks to our Saturday morning running group: Emily, Melinda and Amelia. I could actually get through the long training runs without killing myself. Plus these girls are fast - so they pushed me to run faster.Here we are at the finish line:

Final times: 4:04; 4:19; 4:29

My final chip time was 4:19 - It was a fabulous race and I had the time of my life. Ogden runs a first class race, and you can't believe the scenery. I had an enthusiastic support team who arrived in Huntsville bright and early. I pretty much had a personal photographer documenting the entire race (maybe too many photos of my tired, swollen body).

Thanking me for not having to run 5 miles in sandals this time around just to make sure I finished

The biggest shout-out goes to my brother, Alex. Who got a lot of ridicule and nay-saying for not training enough for the race. Boy, did he show us. His final time was 4:39.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Morning. Marathon done.

I know I look way too happy here. That is the beauty of mile 10... You have no idea of the misery that awaits you at mile 24. More details to come.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Freeloaders

Here is a great episode of Stossel.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/232623/stossel-freeloaders#s-p2-so-i0

It is seriously worth a listen/viewing.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Beard or no Beard?

The Fate of This Beard is decided tonight:Tune in to Conan tonight to see if it survives.