Sunday, June 3, 2012
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Mark and Clayton starting out up the "hill"
Tronk on the trail
Friday, May 21, 2010
I did manage to get in a YUT-C loop that entailed about 50% walking and 50% running. I enjoyed being in Mill Creek Park and took in all the cool sights. Last week I worked out for nearly 10 hours, so I was happy to average almost an hour and a half per day!
On Friday May 14th, my wife, daughter, brother, niece and her friend traveled to Pittsburgh to see Sugarland in concert. It was my first country music concert and I had a lot of fun. They know how to give a good show and we all enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
Tronk and the Better Half
The Group - Tronk, Brother Steve, Aubrey, Macie, & Kyrsti
Over the next few weeks the plan is to keep the cross training going along with some weight training to get my strength back up. I talked with Brian Musik last night about him completing the MMT100 last weekend. What an accomplishment! I am not sure I will ever get to that point, but it may be something down the road I may have to try. For now, I will set my goals on another 50K and some shorter trail runs and my favorite road races.
Congrats Brian! You Rock Dude!
Caution - The Trail Will Bite if Provoked!
Tronk again..... Happy at Mill Creek
If you ever have heard the saying, if you fall off the horse, get back on. Well this weekend I am heading to the Kinzua Dam area with my friend Mark and his soms to backpack the Minister Creek Trail. Yep - the same trail I tore the meniscus on in January. I am going back to bite the dog that bit me...... Stay tuned for pictures and story!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
While in Wheeling we stayed at the Spring Hill Marriott, which sits a top of a giant hill in Wheeling. The views are awesome and from one side of the hotel it overlooks the track.
Saturday Morning we headed to the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville Ohio. Kyrsti was not slated to run until 3:00 or so in the afternoon so after our complimentary breakfast we headed back to Ohio for the mall. I am not a big shopper but I had fun walking around, stretching my legs and doing one of my favorite hobbies; people watching.
As we were finishing up our ‘Tour De Mall’ a young girl approached me and asked if I would participate in a survey and she would pay me some cold hard cash. I reluctantly said yes and the questions began. As Taylor and Pam were standing there, they both agreed to participate in the survey also. My girls name was Kasey and she refused to have her picture taken for this report. In fact, she had never heard of a blog or the Internet for that matter. Pam was questioned by Mitzy (only in WVA) and a young man with a ponytail down to his rear end interviewed Taylor. After we provided them with some preliminary info, they took us into the office and presented us with eye tests and product placement to see what would catch our eyes at the grocery store. It was kind of neat and kind of scary at the same time. After we completed the surveys, Taylor and I were paid $6.00 each and Pam was paid $9.00 (because she was a female in between the ages of 23 and 50 and had bought a roll of paper towel in the last 3 months).
The race soon started and Kyrsti was on pace for several laps but I think the heat got to her and she slowed down considerably. Several girls in the race were seeded to run sub 19:00 minute 5K’s but no one was breaking 19:00 today. Kyrsti finished 9th overall, was seeded 11th and had a time of 20:45. It was not her best but given the conditions this was very respectable. She made her daddy very proud the way she supported her teammate Andra who ran her last race as a senior at SHU.
Monday morning I woke up with some swelling and tenderness on my newly surgically repaired knee. I took some vitamin I, attended drills at the Fire Dept. and took some more vitamin I before bed. Pam and I walked for 30 minutes Monday night around town and tonight we walked for 40 minutes and it doesn’t feel too bad. Hopefully tomorrow I will be out again. Stay Tuned!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
THE "PUMP-HOUSE"?? WHERE'S THE BEER!
On January 30 we headed to the Minister Creek Trail to do some backpacking on a trip that has become affectionately known as the "Operation Frosty Nipple". I should have realized that the word "operation" was the one I should have been concerned about.