Monday, April 16, 2012

Fox Farm

Sunday morning.... Tony, Dillion and I headed out to Fox Farm road for an easy 16 miler.  We loaded up into my car and headed north to the trail head.  We gel'd up and took our last sips of water.  Tony lead us up the trail for the first 8 miles we had a nice consistent pace and I was really enjoying this run.  The first mile was up hill a slow grinder but felt good to tap into the hurt tank.  The weather was kinda misting and over cast but comfortable for running.  When we reached 8 miles we took a little breather and gel'd up again.  Dillion lead us on the way back and the paced picked up.  I was just on the verge of being uncomfortable.  I didn't say anything and just rolled out the miles.  The mist started to come down as rain at about 13 miles and I was really starting to enjoy the rain falling off my face.  I looked at my watch and we were at 15.75 and I knew what I wanted to do.  I wanted to put the hammer down on Tony and Dillion.  I started pushing the pace and I could tell Tony could feel me behind him cause he picked up the pace as well.  I was just about to pass him and he hammers it down and I just couldn't squeeze by him.  We ended the run at 16.1 miles...what a fun run.  Tony brought a cooler of beers and I brought donuts and we sat under a pine tree drinking beers and eating donuts.  Probably not the best recover drinks and foods but it was a blast.  Blessed to have friends like you guys!!  Thanks!!  Lets roll out some miles.. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wedding plans

Not my wedding!  My buddy Matt is getting married this summer in Seattle.  He asked me to be the best man in their wedding. He is getting married to a beautiful lady named Emily.  She is a real sweetheart.  I was super stoked that he asked me to stand up for him.  I'm planning on flying out to Seattle on June 1st for 4 days.  I'm pretty excited for this adventure with some of my best friends from grade school.  I will start planning my speech soon.  I like lots of time to plan things out like this.  Matt and I lived together in Duluth as room mates during college. We reconnect in Yellowstone National Park as room mates.  We reconnected again in Alaska as neighbors.  I have a ton of history with this guy which will make this speech pretty easy for me to write.  It's funny how we can live so far apart but still be best buds.  It so fun to see other people in love and planning a life together.  These two are a perfect match and I can't wait to celebrate with them.  Congrats you two.  Lets roll out some miles..