Sunday, January 11, 2009
snow frustrations!!/pinewood derby
The side of Ike's car, styled like a wave...
pinewood derby cars lined up...
Ike and alec with pinewood derby cars
Pinewood derby cars lined up and ready to go
my son's cub scout pinewood derby car --the blue wave ---thanks to my brother's handiwork, it won 'most creative car'.
Today was Ike's last cub scout pinewood derby. Although it was not the fastest car, we did well (6th, i think?, with 4 first places), Ike had fun. Imagine my surprize, when at the end our car was awarded the 'most creative'. Ike won a pencil:))
well, another weekend has gone by and haven't run more than 12-13 miles per day...
I did run the fred lebow 5 miler (with frank --see his race report and photos) and was pleased that the race worked out --had the snow come earlier, it would have been a fun run again!!.
As I haven't run long in 2 months, I can feel my speed coming back. Frank, rob and I had planned to drive at the crack of dawn to the watchung, NJ reservation for a fat-ass 50K/marathon --but snow was expected mid-morning. So we bagged it (Rob has a sports car )--this wasn't really an excuse as I could have taken my 4-wheel drive and picked up Rob, but in the end I think we made the right decision. I drove out to Watchung reservation to meet my brother, who had finished my son's pinewood derby car in his woodworking shop --it was in the shape of a wave -had planned to meet him anyway --and we went for a hike on the course. We saw the front runner, Nathan, slip on the ice and fall on his back. He was not happy. We also saw Brennen and some of the front runners, and the course was pretty challenging ---single track with roots and streams --beautiful, though...we walked 6 miles and then the snow started coming down and i had to drive home. Did not see an other runners except the faster men!
Going to the venue, seeing the other runners, makes me determined to do at least 20 next weekend --but in 10 degree weather? hum...definately, this was a good weekend for anthony and tammy to run the goofy challenge -hope you both had fun:)