Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A note of thanks to a local Runner

About 2 years ago my wife woke up one morning and said that she was wanting to try run a 1/2 marathon.  For some crazy reason I asked her if she wanted some company and maybe we could run it together.  Neither of us ran at all at the time, had not ran for many years.  I asked her where she got the idea and she mentioned a guy that we see run by our house almost every morning, no matter what the weather, he had being doing it for years.  The kids and I called him "Mr Tights" - he always wore the same black running tights, w/ purple shorts over the top, a hooded sweatshirt and he ran just about every day of the week.  The wife and I started running and later that Summer we ran the Slacker Half Marathon together - mostly all downhill and we beat our goal of doing it under 2 hours.  In our training before and continued running since, Mr Tights (real name Mike) has stayed the same, running almost every day - probably about at a 11 - 12 min mile pace - past our home.  He runs about 3 miles a day, always the same place and same pace, never runs in any races, seemingly always wearing those same tights.  Mr Tights - my family and I thank you.  You inspired us.

Yesterday I was up near Florissant and drove by the Florissant Fossil Beds, I parked beside the old 1878 homestead to eat a sandwich.  Saw a few of the local athletes carbing up - probably getting ready for the BTMR.

Local runners carbing up

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