Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Violet and I at Bolder Options Graduation
Now, Violet is the true wordsmith of our pair.
She’s a rhymer, rapper, and joker extraordinaire.
I will do my best to live up to expectations,
But, I can’t measure up to Violet’s imagination.
The first time we met, I knew Vi would be a treat;
She wrapped her arms round me and smiled oh so sweet.
I thought, “Who is this lovely lady with the sparkling eyes?”
To meet my new mentee was a wonderful surprise.
In the beginning, we spent time learning to run,
Doing body weights, and taking in Bolder fun.
We handed out Gu to marathoners in the fall,
And watched college racers at Minnesota hit the wall.
I learned all about the group Mindless Behavior,
And Violet thinks of Princeton as her cherished savior.
But, I was worried ‘bout Vi ‘cause she had many seizures,
Missing school to recover was not a time of leisure.
With all the time spent visiting with the doc,
Violet had to catch up with schoolwork ‘round the clock.
However, Violet is now seizure free.
On top of it all, she made the honor roll B.
Violet is truly a tough and spunky young adult.
If you mess with her, she will tell you, you’re at fault.
When we were trick or treating, a guy creeped her out,
And she did not hesitate to call him a lout.
Yesterday, Violet ran the mile so fast.
By 10 minutes did her old PR past.
I was so proud as she sprinted the last straightaway,
I know positive changes are in her life to stay.
Violet can grow up to be anything she wants to be:
A singer, an actor, a teacher? I can’t wait to see.
Violet, I have had a great year with you,
And I look forward to making memories anew.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Yes! I got a personal record out of this trip to Europe. I ran a 4:17.7 in the 1500m at Ninove. Like Gent, I wasn’t sure how the race was going to feel. My foot was hurting so badly after my steeple in Gent, I wasn’t able to run the next day. The Ninove meet was only three days after Gent, but thankfully my foot was feeling a lot better by the time the race came around.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
At the train station with my champagne!
Link to results. Scroll down to mid-page. http://www.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=1026&year=2012&do=info
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sweet Oiselle bird!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I got tired by the end of the night...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
My mom sent me an awesome link to a parody of the Olympic Trials in Hunter S. Thompson form. The blog made me laugh, except for the mimicking of Thompson's sexism. I have always said Nike picked Galen Rupp as their new Steve Prefontaine sponsor child, and it seems like they would go to no end to make sure he succeeds. Check out the blog.