Saturday, June 19, 2010

Random Bits and Pieces

The week after my pacing experience, I did no running. The weather was crappy, I took a group of scouts on a campout and I really didn't feel like running. This week has been a little better.

I signed up for the Running the Gap Marathon in Pocatello. I lived there for the first 9 years of my life. My father and aunt get together every year and run/walk either the 10k or the 1/2 marathon. My memories of living there include owning two Irish Setter dogs that were bigger than I was and being dragged on walks with them and the various drunks that would fall asleep on the side of our property on weekends.

On Wednesday, I went to a "Run with Pearl Izumi" event at a local running store. A Pear Izumi rep was there demonstrating the shoes. Everyone who came got to try on a pair and go for a run with the rep. I was able to try on a pair of their trail shoes and use them on my run. I've been looking into getting a pair of trail shoes, but haven't fully committed to it yet. After the run on Wednesday, I'll be looking closer at the Pearl's.

Tomorrow I am slated for 15 miles. Many of my friends are currently running the Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay. I was planning to run, but family conflicts prevented me from participating.

Coming up....

June 26: I will be running in the Lehi Roundup 10K. This is the first year they have offered a 10K. I'm looking forward to seeing how this new race turns out.

July 5: Freedom Festival 10K. This is a new one for me. My sister in law and her husband are coming into town to run the 5K. My wife and her other sister will be joining her.


  1. 失去金錢的人,失去很多;失去朋友的人,失去更多;失去信心的人,失去所有。..................................................................

  2. Too funny - I spent the first 14 years of my life in Pocatello and all of my sister's still live up there. I'm hoping to do the 5K that they have for Running the Gap, and I'll be waddling along. :)

  3. Whitney, we'll have to meet up and compare family histories :), old stomping grounds, etc... what part of Pocatello were you at?