Since you asked, lol...
His team came in 4th place yesterday at the New England meet, out of 30 teams. Teams from Maine don't do very well, usually, so this was a big deal. Every one of the boys set a personal PR, and their total time was a PR by almost 7 seconds. Mark's time was 1:56! That's a state record for Maine, I think, but I guess it won't count since it's a relay split.
Next week they'll run the 4xmile relay at the national NSIC meet in New York City, and DS will also be running in the 2-mile. It will be challenging for him, because the qualifying standard is 9:40, and his best time is 9:36, the best by far he did all season. He knows he'll have to run a great race to avoid coming in last place!
Here's their photo (my son is on the left):
"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant."
One day at a time
Wow, I didn't know you went to Greely! Cool! It wasn't that long ago for you! Did you see that they won the state hockey championship today?? The coach, Mr. Mothes, is also my son's Shakespeare teacher. I don't know why that cracks me up! Huh, come to think of it, the XC and track coach (David Dowling) is also an English teacher.
I think one of track coaches when I was there was also an English teacher (Mr. Paul--I can't remember his first name).
Run to Win25 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
Oh Mighty Wing
Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to
remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.
~ Sarah Kay
Not much happening lately so I thought I'd share a pic of me in my current non-BP disguise...only 9 days until I can get rid of this crap on my face (7 days until it gets limited to just the mustache):
The trail group I run with is having a bad mustache contest at the Pineland Farms Trail Challenge. I'm surprised I was able to grow as much as I have...but I'll definitely be rockin' the perv'stache next weekend for the races.
Erin and I are both very much looking forward to it getting shaved.
Good luck with the contest!
It makes you look older!