Sunday, November 9, 2008

Where do we go from here

The running year is winding down and right now, I have no plans for my next race. Next years possibilities include:
Another Triathlon (maybe a half Ironman)
Psycho Wyco (a tough, mid-winter trail run)
Brew to Brew (maybe solo this year?)
Mad City Marathon (Madison, WI)

I'm looking for a spring marathon in the upper midwest so I can pick up my daughter in Chicago and then go run the race with her.

Right now, I've stopped any running as I await medical clearance on my foot. I went to see an orthopedic specialist to see if there could possibly be a stress fracture. X-rays did not reveal anything, so this Wednesday, I go in for a bone scan. So, I may take a break from running for a month or so or I may start back up next weekend, we'll see. The uncertainty has me back in the pool to keep in shape and thoughts of a 2nd triathlon are beginning to sprout.

Last night I received a call from the President of our local running club. He was actually asking me if I would be interested in taking over as President for the upcoming year. What, are they crazy, me? I've only been a member for 1 year and honestly, I'm more of a follower, not a leader. Well, frankly, I was honored that he even thought of me that way. I would like to be more involved with the club, but not quite at that level.

College Football

Around here, I'm sure there are many people that are quite disappointed with their favorite team.
Kansas - inconsistent and can't stop anybody
Missouri - not quite the offensive juggernaut they expected
Oklahoma - couldn't win the big game
But none so bad a year as the team I still follow, the Michigan Wolverines.

A few weeks back we had our annual Michigan vs Penn St party. One of my closest friends is from Pennsylvania and is a big Penn St fan. So, each year we get together for the game and the loser has to burn an item bearing the logo of their school. Since I've known Dave, I have yet to burn any Michigan gear. Yeah, eight straight years of watching Penn St t-shirts, flags, towels go up in flames. The tide finally changed this year.