OMG, what has happened to January?
I mean we are a few days away from the beginning of February. Where has all the days gone?
This means I best get busy.
Besides going to work and family life, which is all great, here is a quick review of January’s highlights.
* Finish the First Call Marathon with son Ammon on January 1. Finish time: 3:54. Not to shabby and a great way to start the new year. Downside to this event was running by the Red Hook Brewery four times – without stopping.
* Started a three month commitment as Lego Coach to a group of 6 year-olds, including grandson Finn. Being a Lego Coach is very similar to herding cats who are playing with Legos. First order of Coach duties is to separate the difficult Lego pieces. Trust me, 6 year-olds are not very patience. Good thing is most know how to tie their shoes.
* Granddaughter Harper turned 4! As a gift Shelly and I took her to the American Girl Doll Store in Lynnwood. It was a
horrific interesting experience. I have never seen so much pink and so many freaky looking dolls in one place in all of my life. Did I say it was horrific interesting?
Nightmare on Doll Street
* Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. Just want to point out that Shelly and I move to Seattle and the Hawks go to the Super Bowl. Coincidence? I think not. The whole Seattle Gilbert Clan have been enjoying all the games leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. Go Hawks!
For Super Bowl Sunday we will be enjoying my home made chili, which is becoming a football tradition. Well, we have had it once, with enjoyment.
Running is going pretty good. Wish I running more miles than I am, but . . . there is February.
See you on the roads.
I have been thinking, lately, about the the direction of http://www.runhappyrunhard.com. Historically this site has been an informational site for running activities in and around San Juan Island mixed with some technical information. I have also thrown in stuff about my own running.
Working on this website has been fun. Maybe even fulfilling. A little fulfilling. Not a whole bunch. My current issue is that the site seems to be stuffy, stale and dry. Like the stuff one reads to help them fall asleep. This is not how I want to write. Besides, I am a funny guy and I want to throw humor into my work. The type of humor that makes one giggle or even blow beer out of noses.
So here is what I am going to do. I’m changing the direction of the present site to a more funny and insightful one. I want writing for this site to be fun for me and produce some inspiration to the reader to go out and run.
For the more technical aspects about running I am going to use http://www.seattlepirun.com. Here you will find shoe reviews, race updates and interviews. Stuff like that.
Run Happy Run Hard will be more about my running and how I use running to help me get through this journey called life. It will make for some interesting reading. Really.