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:)

5 comments:

Runner Tammy said...

Brr....

Tell your son congratulations on his 6th place finish. The car looks really cool!

You're pictures look cold. The Disney Goofy was GREAT! The half marathon started at 50 degrees with a high in the upper 60's and the full marathon started in the upper 50's and was about 80 by the time I finished (7 hours later!).

Stay Warm,
Tammy

P.S. looks like my decision to go to Arizona this coming weekend was the right one. It sounds like it will be brutally cold later this week!

Ryan said...

great car....missed u guys at GAC this weekend to bad about the snow for the NJ Fat Ass. stay warm out there with that arctic air rolling in. I'll be in the white mtns hiking that ffa50k but its another classic run..i only made 1 loop a few years ago...

Pam said...

That car is totally cool! Congrats Ike.

It is blood cold these days. My measily 5 miles this morning froze my rear end off. How many weeks until Spring?

But, I'm not really complaining ... at least I am finally able to run again. Yee hah!

CTmarathoner said...

Tammy --you picked a perfect weekend to go South. I am tempted to enter for next year save for the $285 entry fee:(((
Ryan --we really missed out --no GAC 50K; no NJ 50K...good job! Good luck in NH--we may have a F.A. 50K here on jan 31.
Pam--at least you are running!!!!
even though it may not be long, with the temps. I have been running on the dreadmill but can only take one hour.

Just_because_today said...

love the car. A pencil as prize...? we do better at Celebrate Life, you'll see.