Sunday, December 31, 2006
Start time: 8AM
Distance: approx 12.2 miles (Barr Trail/GOTG)
Pace: 11:48 per mile
Weather: 40F, beautiful Colorado morning
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Week #6 distance: 40.4 miles
Week #6 time: 6:07:28
Average week #6 pace: 9:05 per mile
Total quest distance: 145.9 miles
Total quest time: 23:00:09
Average quest pace: 9:27 per mile
Average weekly mileage: 24.3 miles
Assuming I'm not lazy and get out of bed for the Incline Club tomorrow, this'll be my first back-to-back long run in my Leadville training! Great thing to do before my race on Monday!
Start time: 8AM
Distance: 11.5 miles (Monument Creek trails)
Pace: 11:01 per mile
Weather: 35F, nice and calm morning, lots of snow
Thursday, December 28, 2006
When they are predicted and they don't hit, most people grumble.
When they are predicted and they do hit, most people grumble.
Glad I got up early to run today, we're being blasted my more snow. Not that I'm afraid of snow, of course (I'm not afraid of anything).
Start time: 5:15AM
Distance: 5.6 miles (Knob Hill - East)
Pace: 8:24 per mile
Weather: 30F, nice and calm morning
Start time: 6PM
Distance: 4.2 miles (Fountain Creek trails)
Pace: 7:26 per mile
Weather: 37F, clear night
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Read about it here.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
"Ethiopia is my enemy, I will not sell bananas any more. I will take my gun and go for jihad. Otherwise I am sure they will kill me in my banana kiosk if I wait for them here."
-Muse Ali Omar, Mogadishu banana seller
Winston Churchill would be so proud.
Start time: 5:30PM
Distance: 5.6 miles (Knob Hill - west)
Pace: 8:48 per mile
Weather: 30F, high gusts of wind, chilly, icy
Monday, December 25, 2006
Start time: 3:30PM
Distance: 13.5 miles (Fountain creek to Tejon)
Pace: 8:22 per mile
Weather: 30F, high gusts of wind, chilly and wet
Week #5 distance: 9.5 miles
Week #5 time: 1:28:04
Average week #5 pace: 9:16 per mile
Total quest distance: 105.5 miles
Total quest time: 16:52:51
Average quest pace: 9:36 per mile
Average weekly mileage: 21.1 miles
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Even under a current avalanche warning for Pikes Peak, which doesn't happen very often.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Start time: 1:30PM
Distance: 4.75 miles (Knob Hill - south)
Pace: 8:59 per mile
Weather: 32F, "feels like" 18F, slippery but much better than yesterday
Update: not a rumor anymore. Click here for details.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Running is fun. Beer is fun. Put them together and you have the ridiculuously fun sport of hashing. For the uninitiated, one person (the hare) sets off running and leaves clues (usually sprinkles of flour) for the pack (harriers) to follow. At the end of the trail there's beer, if not an actual bar.
The concept originated in 1938 at Kuala Lumpur's Selangor Club -a.k.a. the Hash House- when a bunch of bored Brits created the first "kennel." There are now more than 1500 kennels around the world. "I've hashed in Belize, London, and Helsinki," says Jay Hopkins, the former editor of the hashing info web site half-mind.com.
A U.S. version came in 1988 in California when a woman joined the previously all-male sport and ran in heels and a red dress. The on-on party after has been memorialzed in song, verse, and Red Dress Runs from San Diego to Cairo. Red dress is mandatory. Hairy legs okay too.
Start time: 3PM
Distance: 4.75 miles (Knob Hill - south)
Pace: 9:32 per mile
Weather: 23F, "feels like" 7F, low to nil visability
-Martin Mull (1943 - )
Good luck to all the wankers doing the pub run tomorrow. Should be a great mix of runners and hashers. I better see lots of pics posted (most of scantily clad women, of course).
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
On January 1st I'll be doing the Rescue Run over in Palmer Park. 10K. Mostly road, with a few trails thrown in for good measure. I'll be looking to break 43 minutes, though a lot of that will depend on how bad I feel from New Year's Eve.
On January 20th I'll be doing the Cross Country Caper 5K in Bear Creek Park. Might try to go sub-20, but it is a cross-country race so we'll see.
Gonna do some of the Pikes Peak Road Runners winter series. I'll hafta miss two of them, but I'll be able to get to the eight miler and the Black Forest 20K.
On February 17th I'm thinking about taking my mountain bike up to Denver for the Chilly Cheeks Du, a ten mile bike/four mile run.
On February 25th, MeatGazer and I are gonna go up to Denver and Run the Register. 47 floors, 1,014 steps. Put all my Incline training to good use. Hafta check the calendar, hopefully there's a Denver hash that day.
Also looking to get in some snowshoe races.
And that's the current race schedule. Should keep my pretty busy during the winter.
Week #4 distance: 32.3 miles
Week #4 time: 3:13:12
Average week #4 pace: 10:17 per mile
Total quest distance: 96.0 miles
Total quest time: 15:24:47
Average quest pace: 9:37 per mile
Average weekly mileage: 24.0 miles
Start time: 7AM
Distance: 9.0 miles
Pace: 8:56 per mile
Weather: great morning, temps pushing 50F. Could be the last of the good weather for Colorado though...
The pic below is a shot of the Incline from the start of the Pikes marathon.
To clarify things, the Incline Club, who I run with on Sunday's (and Thursday's come spring), has nothing to do with the Incline, though most all the members do work out on the Incline.
For more info, including the trespassing controversey surrounding the land, click here.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Start time: 3PM
Distance: 4.0 miles
Pace: 14:18 per mile
Weather: beautiful, clear afternoon, 54F! Mid December and shorts and short sleeved shirt at 9300 feet in Colorado!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
I couldn't find a pic of Davey, so I posted this one. Free beer to the first person to tell me who the old guy is.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Run #15 - some homeless chick let me read the "Kimchi Book of Essentials" while she gave me a cleveland steamer in a port-o-john at Boulder park!
What did happen was that, even after a great workout at the gym, I still had some steam to burn off and decided to do a late night run. So I had a few beers and threw on four layers of clothes and took off.
Start time: 10PM
Distance: 4.75 miles (Knob Hill - south)
Pace: 7:17 per mile
Weather: beautiful, clear evening, 41F at 10PM!
Number of beers consumed in the twenty minutes prior to this run: 2 (can of PBR and bottle of Breckenridge Vanilla Porter)
Had it not been for the extra layers of clothes which slowed me down towards the end, I coulda kept under seven minutes per mile. Which gave me a goal for my upcoming Rescue Run on January 1st. I'm gonna try to break 43 minutes (i.e., sub seven per mile). If I were doing the Cap 10K or the Great Race this wouldn't be a big deal, but the Rescue loops through extremely hilly Palmer Park. Should be a good challenge.
Congrats again to the mighty 4th, who will return home from their second Iraq deployment this week, take some leave, and move up here to Fort Carson. Sorry ladies, but not all the guys in the division are as cool as me.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
On another note, I mailed in rego for both TexMex and the Rescue Run 10K today. The rescue run will be my first road race in a LONG time.
Also re-joined the YMCA today (with a big, fat military discount!). I liked the city gym I had been going to, but they didn't have basketball courts and my hoops skills were starting to suffer.
Anyways, the stats:
Start time: 2:00PM
Distance: approx 5.9 miles
Pace: 10:14 per mile (sounds slow but the Palmer Park trails are super technical)
Weather: beautiful Colorado day, 50F.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Start time: 8:00AM
Distance: 8.6 miles
Pace: 11:36 per mile (had to hike up a lot of those hills)
Weather: beautiful Colorado day, 37F.
Week #3 distance: 20.2 miles
Week #3 time: 3:13:12
Average week #3 pace: 9:33 per mile
Total quest distance: 63.7 miles
Total quest time: 9:52:15
Average quest pace: 9:17 per mile
Average weekly mileage: 21.2 miles
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Start time: 2:30PM
Distance: 4.o miles
Time: 57:38 (including the PR on the Incline)
Pace: 14:24 per mile (highly skewed by the 2000 foot elevation gain of the one mile long Incline)Weather: beautiful Colorado day, 55F.
Friday, December 08, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
I know a lot of people I never met read this, so just because all my married Kimchi buddies (who are jealous of my freedom) call me gay, I don't really like dudes. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
2. What's up with people having second and third "favorite" teams? DTR, who says he's a UCLA fan, was rooting for USC. Gagger, an A&M grad, roots for UT quite often. By the reasoning given to me, I should be rooting for Penn State (local team) and West Virginia (Big East needs bowl winners) for the upcoming bowl games, which Pitt has decided to stay out of. In actuality, I'm rooting for those two teams' airplanes to collide 30,000 feet up in the sky on their way home from the bowl games, which I hope both teams lost.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Start time: 6PM
Distance: 5 miles
Pace: 8:31 per mile
Weather: beautiful, clear evening, 35F, "feels like" 25F
I told her I took lots of calculus and statistics at Pitt, but that was some time ago and I've killed off a brain cell or two since then. But I figured I'd do my good deed and brush up on some stuff and then take the exam for her.
No dice, had to take the test this morning. And I passed! Woohoo, not that I want to go back to school, but if I did I wouldn't hafta take any more math! Can't believe I remembered all that crap, I really gotta increase my drinking.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Start time: 5:30AM
Distance: 5.6 miles (Knob Hill - West)
Pace: 8:33 per mile
Weather: clear skies, slippery sidewalks, 20F, "feels like" 10F.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Start time: 7:45PM
Distance: 5.6 miles (Knob Hill - East)
Pace: 8:02 per mile
Weather: clear skies, great view of the moon, 15F.
Great stuff by the Asylum Street Spankers! I haven't figured out how to post youtube stuff, so you'll hafta click here to see it.
Week #2 distance: 29.25 miles
Week #2 time: 4:49:28
Average week #2 pace: 9:53 per mile
Total quest distance: 43.5 miles
Total quest time: 6:39:03
Average quest pace: 9:10 per mile
Might hafta start playing with the stats a bit, maybe give the Incline it's own category so it doesn't screw up my average pace so much.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Joy To The Girls
Melody - Joy to the World
Joy to the girls,
From the Kimchi Hash,
Your present's in my pants.
I had no time to wrap it,
Now hurry up and lap it,
Repeat that bobbing stroke,
Repeat that bobbing stroke,
Until you choke.
Joy To The Girls II
Melody - Joy to the World
Joy to the world,
I've finally cum,
A moment I enjoy,
Now get your fucking beanie,
Up off my shriveled weenie,
And call yourself a cab,
And get me one more beer,
And remember, you're doing it,
Again next year.
Hours worked: 2.5
Pay to be received: $150.00
Thank you for paying your taxes. Oh, and by "work" I don't mean I really did anything, just sat around in a conference room telling war stories to all the newbys. I really appreciate the Air Force because by them flying supplies into Iraq it reduces the need for convoys along the roads, and hence saves lives of Army folks, but sheesh, it's not really the military. However, in those 2.5 hours, I did see more attractive women in BDUs than in my entire time in the Army.
Good news is that I got done in time to make it to the Pikes Peak hash!
Friday, December 01, 2006
Hit the top of the incline in 33 minutes, very surprising to me that I was able to do it that fast since it's been a while since I did this workout. Still, I'm on a personal quest to finally break half an hour, and this was a good start for my assault on that goal.
Start time: 3:45PM
Distance: 4.o miles
Time: 55:57 (not counting the LONG time I had to wait for Lincoln to summit the Incline)
Pace: 13:59 per mile (highly skewed by the 2000 foot elevation gain of the one mile long Incline)
Weather: clear but chilly, 25F, "feels like" 17F.
But over the past year or so she had kinda fallen off the face of the earth, disappointing for me since she was a pretty cool chick (and against my usual SOP I actually didn't do anything to deserve the cold shoulder).
So I asked Lincoln to track her Navy e-mail down for me. He said, "blah, blah, blah, I'm the Navy webmaster, I can do anything computer related, blah, blah, blah...." And of course he couldn't find it.
Anyways, I just got an e-mail from her. She was on a deployment somewhere. She's back in the USA now, safe and sound.
Thought I'd pass this beta along, since there are Austin hashers who have been hashing for more than a few months and might remember her.
Start time: 5:45AM
Distance: 4.75 miles (Knob Hill - South)
Pace: 7:48 per mile
Weather: clear, 25F, "feels like" 16F.
Gonna find a way to add on a mile or so to my standard Knob Hill route this weekend, need to bump up these runs to at least 40 minutes.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Start time: 6:20PM
Distance: 4.75 miles (Knob Hill - north)
Pace: 8:10 per mile
Weather: 13F, "feels like" -2F!
Time to reward my effort with a bottle of wine! Tonight is a bottle of "cherries 'n honey" from the Meadery of the Rockies out of Palisade, CO. Cool quote on the side: "To the Norse, Mead was the drink of the gods, to the English, the drink of kings. To you, the drink of the enlightened."
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Start time: 5:20AM
Distance: 4.75 miles (Knob Hill - North)
Pace: 8:14 per mile
Weather: clear skies, 41F, "feels like" temp of 33F. To the point now where it stays dark the entire duration of my early morning runs.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Should be able to keep the ranking too, with such cupcakes as Auburn and Wisconsin coming up.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Total distance: 14.25 miles
Total time: 1:49:35
Average pace: 7:41 per mile
Not a bad week considering I had been awfully lazy for the past month. Should be another low mileage week since I gotta play Air Force this weekend, but after that things should get interesting as I'll hit the IC for three weekends in a row.
"We train hard because there are two ways to get fast... We haven’t found the other!"
First IC run of the season today! Woohoo! My enthusiasm was immediately beaten down by the Ute Pass Trail though, sheesh that's a tough run.
My goal was to run out an hour and then turn around, which was a pretty tall order considering my recent layoff. Figured in that hour I would make it the 4.3 miles to the end of the Ute Pass.
Ended up doing a bit better than I thought. Hit the end of Ute Pass in under 50 minutes and was able to run a good distance into Waldo Canyon. Ran out for 61 minutes, and made the return trip in 57 minutes (it's a bit easier on the way back) for a total time of 1:58:30. Felt really good, and I even thought of doing the entire canyon with Melissa, but I didn't want to push so hard so early in the season.
Start time: 8:10AM
Distance: approx. 11 miles
Pace: 10:46 per mile (sounds slow, but the Ute Pass ain't no easy run)
Weather: clear skies, 35F, "feels like" temp of 29F. Though it did warm up considerably during the run.
Ended the run with a bacon cheeseburger from the Purple Castle, yum yum!
Saturday, November 25, 2006
For you wanna-be bounty hunters out there, MILF has paid his fine and is no longer wanted by the law in Texas. Odds are 2-1 he'll be arrested at TexMex though.
Start time: 8:20AM
Distance: 4.7 miles (Knob Hill - South)
Time: 34:19 (current KHS course record!)
Pace: 7:18 per mile
Weather: clear skies, 40F, "feels like" 35F
Texas tribute: shortly after the corner of Platte and Union, there was an empty bottle of Shiner Bock sitting in the sidewalk!
Friday, November 24, 2006
The climbs were my 21st and 22nd summit of a named peak since I moved to Colorado.
Was hoping to get some good pics of Pikes Peak for my other blog, but Mt. Rosa (which I plan to climb soon) was in the way the entire time.
Did get a good poke in the eye from a branch just before topping San Luis. I was scared for a minute, I felt the branch hit my eyeball (that was gross) and it hurt like hell so I thought I punctured it. Ended up just losing a contact lens, which screwed up my depth perception and made for a much interesting hike back down the mountain.
Pics are here.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Start time: 6AM
Distance: 4.75 miles (Knob Hill - North)
Pace: 7:54 per mile
Weather: 48F, "feels like" 44F
Tomorrow morning it's off to the Briargate YMCA to help run the finish line at the Turkey Trot 5K. First non-Iraq Thanksgiving day I've not run some kind of race since I was in high school. Good luck to all those Austinites doing the Turkey Trot 5 miler (where I hold my PR, 29:27, despite several Wild Turkey shots before the race), my dad doing the Newport Moose 10K, and of course all those doing the mother of all races, the Berwick Run for the Diamonds.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Distance: 4.7 miles
Weather: mostly clear, 30F, "feels like" temp of 24F.
Wardrobe Malfunction: didn't notice my sweatpants came untied until they were around my knees. Don't get too hot and bothered ladies (and Smut), I had shorts on underneath.
Coach Bell would shit his pants if he knew I ran the 4.7 loop so slow. Quick math tells me that's somewhere about 7:55 per mile, not too horrible for taking time off. Could definitely feel the loss of fitness on the second half of the run though.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Bought some of the Full Sail Brewing Company (out of Hood River, OR) winter ale, Wassail. Getting lots of winter brews into Crown liquor now, and I normally don't like 'em. No difference with the Wassail, which was way too hoppy for my tastes. However, it is a pretty decent seller, so if the winter beers are something you enjoy you might wanna try this.
Also tried my first bottle of non-ghetto wine, Roadkill Red from the Colorado Cellars Winery in Grand Junction, CO. No picture available as I left the bottle at a chick's house. Pretty good wine, I certainly wouldn't mind drinking it again, though it was a bit too sweet for something I'd like to get hammered on. I'm not one to describe wine, so I snagged this off the internet: "Unique, semi-sweet, light red with raspberry overtones. Serve slightly chilled with simple, casual meals or with hamburgers, or fried chicken." And at a steep $12 a bottle, it's over six times as expensive as what I usually pay for wine!
I think we played our worst game of the season, too. Big Ben had like 16 interceptions. Yet we're still better than the mistake by the lake!
Oh yeah, and my 4th ranked Pitt Panther hoops squad has bolted out to a 5-0 start, which includes a quality win over UMass.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Basically the IC is a group of runners who are either training for the Pikes races or Leadville. The schedule is made up by Matt Carpenter, course record holder on both races (and second place is a LONG way back behind him) and generally regarded as the best high altitude runner on the planet. So it is not easy.
I plan to train a lot more religiously with these guys this season in preparation for the Leadville 100 miler in August. A lot of my weekends will include two or three laps around Rampart Resovoir (30 to 45 miles) on Saturday followed by the IC on Sunday. And of course, all Sunday IC runs are followed up with breakfast at the Purple Castle!
Also gonna start doing some shorter races too, see if I can work on getting a little of my speed back. 10K through half marathon distance.
A few of the locals here have asked me about doing the Pikes Peak Ascent. The IC is definitely the best way to do it. I did a lot their Sunday and Thursday runs and it got me in good enough shape for a top ten Double finish (where I also beat Steve Sisson in the Marathon, FYI).
Friday, November 17, 2006
Also thinking of heading up to Denver for the hash on Sunday. It's being billed as the "hash in 'da hood," so any Kimchis wanna head up and drink some brass monkeys?
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
OK, I'm kidding about the costume, but I wouldn't be surprised if I woke up the next morning, not remembering a thing about the previous evening, and found a similar pic of me on the web.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Free pint of local microbrew to the first person who can tell me where that quote came from. And yes Smut, I still owe you your pint for the Kelly Bundy trivia. Come to Colorado and the first pint of Arctic is on me.
Rode three times to work last week, taking advantage of the great Colorado weather. In fact, after I got home from work on Tuesday, I didn't move my jeep until Sunday morning, using my bike for runs to work, the gym, the supermarket, and the liquor store. The bike commute should start getting a lot more difficult as we enter winter (cold weather, slippery roads, riding in the dark) but I'm still gonna keep at it. Fuck the middle east and their oil!
Sure do miss running. Taking the month off but it's tough. Went over to Palmer Park for a few hours today to watch the final race in the fall series. Would have been a great run, all technical singletrack, and it was really hard to be on the sidelines. Shitty conditions too, as it started off freezing cold and snowing, but not twenty minutes later the sun popped out and shot up the temperature, leaving all those who had dressed for the cold sweating their asses off. I hiked out on the trails to watch the runners, and I ended up taking a ton of gear back to the start for some of the runners I knew. Some guy I never saw before even gave me his car keys to carry back. Kudos to Catwoman for finishing well despite getting shitty drunk at the Kimchi hash yesterday. Still have two weeks to go 'till I start running again, not sure how I'm gonna make it.
Got my orders for the Air Force Reserve. Assigned to the 310th Security Forces Squadron. That might change, as I thought I was supposed to go to the 50th SFS, but who knows. The welcome letter talks about wings and chiefs and other stuff which I have no idea about. My first day will be Dec 2, though I've been getting credit since mid-October.
From there, it was on to Arctic brewing and then off to Net's house where I proved once again that even with a shitty partner I'm still the Kimchi beirut champ!
Pics are here.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Dec 8 - Pikes Peak holiday party at the Thirsty Parrot
Dec 9 (afternoon) - CKH3 "lick my brownie" hash at the Red Rocks Lounge
Dec 9 (night) - CKH3 hashmas party at Arctic Brewing
Dec 10 - Denver H3 Trail of Lights hash (starts at the capital)
Of course, the binge will start on the 7th at half price pitcher happy hour at the Knob Hill Lounge.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
The video isn't just of Pikes, it includes the entire Rogue schedule and places like the greenbelt, Bandera, and the Guadalupe Mountains.
The counter guy, who I see several times a week, says to me, "So what do you think of the big news?"
"You mean the Dems taking over?"
"No, Brittney is getting a divorce..."
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
True, the great music had something to do with the great time, and I can't really deny that I didn't do any other drugs that weekend, but sheesh...what a blast! [For the bloggers out there, the gal in the red shirt is Firetunnel and the chika in the cowboy hat is Closet Freak. Both of their blogs suck.]
And I've slowly been trying some decent wines (i.e., over $3.oo a bottle) since then, but mostly because of women. Chicks love wine, and wine gets 'em in the mood a hell of a lot quicker than beer, so if a gal wants some wine I'm all for it.
But there's a section of wine at Crown that is just Colorado wines. And I plan to be checking that out in the near future.
Of course, I'll never give up on the old standby, Boone's Farm!
People say I never try new things, but I aim to prove them wrong. After every shift at Crown Liquor I will be sampling a new beverage and reporting on it.
Unfortunately, because of the robbery of my jeep and the insane cost of registering a vehicle in the state of Colorado, I had to pass on the high end shelf and try something a little more cost effective.
Enter Camo Black Ice. Emptying the wallet to the tune of $0.89, it gives me everything I need.
First, hard to tell from the lousy pic, but the can is a work of art. You know it's quality with such slogans as "ice brewed," "high gravity lager beer," "ice brewed for extra smooth taste," and my favorite, "xxXxx." Weighs in at a malt liquor hash acceptable 10.5% ABV. For the record, it is brewed by the Five Star Brewing Company out of Lacrosse, WI. You also get a $0.05 refund for the can in Colorado, which works out to a free beer for every nineteen I buy. I've rarely been treated that well in the pubs I visit!
The taste? Well, lets just say you don't buy this for the taste. Take a can of Schlitz, leave it on your dash for a few days in the Austin summer, return it to the fridge for a few months, and Camo is what you get. And yes, I've done that to a can of Schlitz before. Though, I do think Camo would taste incredible with some orange juice.
There is also a Camo White Ice version. That is "naturally" brewed (as opposed to "ice" brewed) but weighs in at a miniscule 9.5% ABV. I'm not really into that NA crap.
Overall impression is that this is something I"ll buy again. Not gonna win any awards at the GABF anytime soon, but sometimes you just wanna drink beer to get drunk. And for those times, this is the perfect brew.
Monday I spent the night in the cooler, restocking all the beer. Thousands of cases. I thought I was in heaven! Physically draining though, it's rough work throwing around cases of booze for four straight hours. Hopefully it'll get me in great shape though, so when someone asks how I got my guns, I can say, "Booze. Lotsa booze."
The discount kinda sucks, it's only 10%. But that makes it cheaper than Cheer's, so it's better than nothing. I fully expect my entire paycheck from Crown to be put back into the store. And if any of yunz Kimchis need a bottle or six, let me know.
"Young man, if you don't want a female lawyer, doctor, or politician for a wife, but would prefer a woman who will be a good companion, homemaker, wife, and mother, then vote and induce all your friends to vote against equal suffrage," read a flier funded by the Denver Brewers Association. The group also warned that if women could vote, saloons would close.
Backers countered with the rallying cry, "Let the women vote! They can't do it any worse than the men have!"
Apparently, that struck a chord. Colorado became the second state to give women the right to vote.
All women in the United States didn't gain that right until 1920. That same year, prohibition started, and the saloons closed.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Why are runners often called "harriers"?
-Matt D., College Point, New York
In the 1830s, English schoolboys developed a game called Hares and Hounds: "Hounds" would chase "hares," who would leave paper trails through woods and hills for the hounds to follow. A group of Londoners took up the game in 1867 as a way to stay in shape and adopted the name Harriers. Since then, the term has become a nickname for cross-country runners. It's also been popularized by the Hash House Harriers - the "drinking club with a running problem." This global network of social runners adds their own twist - beer - the old-school game.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
The editorial can be read here. I've been reading the Army Times every week for several years now, and it's good to see them take this stand.
"...although the blame for our failures in Iraq rests with the secretary, it will be the troops who bear its brunt."
Friday, November 03, 2006
Do as I say, not as I do, New Life Church?
FYI, this guy is one of the sponsors of the upcoming anti-gay marriage amendments to be voted on in Colorado. Not sure, but I don't think there's a meth junkie/gay prostitution issue on the ballot this election.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Makes me glad I'm a trail guy, I can't imagine passing someone I knew, or even didn't know, on a trail and not saying hello. Or saying, as Crabby Cathy said to me at the Pikes marathon, "Fuck you, get fucking moving, you fucking asshole!"
And by the way, congrats to Nicole, who did the Conroe half-Ironman in under six hours. Great job, but I can't imagine how good she'd be if she quit nagging me about my drinking and used all that extra time to train.
Not sure how I'm gonna take a month off, I was getting the itch to hit the Palmer Park trails yesterday. But my laziness is holding steady, and I'm up to 177 pounds! Woohoo! FBAC forever (or at least 'till after Thanksgiving)!
Monday, October 30, 2006
Filed a police report. Told the cop there was some guy named Kirk Bigger who was at the bar that night talking about how much money one can get for selling used jeep roofs. Of course, before I called the fuzz, I had to call a bunch of the Kimchi's and say, "did you assholes take my roof?"
And as luck would have it, I'm working in Pueblo today. Time to go put on some extra layers for that drive.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
The pics didn't turn out too good, they were from a disposable camera, but they're here if you wanna see 'em.
This is my last weekend as a civilian, as next Saturday I report to Peterson AFB to begin my term in the Air Force Reserve.
Training for Leadville will start on November 26 when the Incline Club begins it's Sunday runs. Also have a tentative race schedule planned:
March 17 - Zeb Pike Marathon
April 14 - Greenland 50K
June 17 - San Juan Solstice 50 miler
July 1 - Leadville Trail Marathon
July 15 - Grand Canyon Traverse (44 miles)
August 18 - Leadville Trail 100 miler
My goal at Leadville will be for a sub-24, and that's gonna take a lot of hard training. Planning on doing a lot of Saturday runs of 30 to 40 miles with the Incline Club run the next day. Wanna work a bit more on speed this season, so I might throw in a couple of shorter races too.
Unfortunately this will prevent me from doing the Pikes Peak weekend. I'll still get to see all the Austinites though, assuming I'm not in the hospital I'd return to the Springs on Sunday in pleanty of time to mooch free beer off Rogue and watch the Pikes Marathon.