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.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Monday Ramblings / Tennessee

For no apparent reason, in no particular order.....

* In TN for a few days, vacation and visiting my sis, her family - including their 2 week old. Cute little package that thing is.

* Nashville 4th of July 5K and 10K this morning. The 12 year old ran the 10K, I was a sweaty spectator. He won his age group in a time of 50:12. It was a 2 lap course, going by the Tennessee Titans Football Stadium, Country Music Hall of Fame. He struggled on lap 2 - heat got to him looked like but he finished strong.  The race was put on by a group called "I run for the party" - it seemed that many did, however, it seems my kid likes to run for the after race snacks.

* Knee surgery in 10 days. Since the diagnosis there have been days that the knee has felt fine, could probably run if I wanted to. But then there's the 5 day stretch - for no identifiable cause - when it's all swollen and I can only hobble at best.

* Summer Roundup 12K is in 5+ days.  Looks like there is no cut off time limit that I can find - so, because it is paid for and a part of the Triple Crown Series - and in the slim chance I can do the Ascent (5 1/2 weeks after surgery) - I'll do the race, as a walker.  I have a thought that is rattling around - I might try to see if I can be the last finisher.  What a novel goal.

* Back to TN - I am certainly not a fan of humidity at all.  Give me Colorado Altitude and the weather that goes with it all day every day.  My 2 girls normally have mostly straight hair - but in TN, add a little water plus humidity and they are left looking like this


  1. I think I recall that the guy who wrote the Ascent-Marathon guide with Carpenter walked it one year ... coming off a broken ankle? Was about 3 hours and change if I recall. I will need to look that up.

  2. Do they have an "Athlete-on-crutches-awaiting-surgery" division? You are die-hard man!