Friday, October 12, 2007

Bizarre Run Month

Bizarre Run Month is here. Are you up for the challenge? You must do a bizarre run before Halloween. Now you can do a Halloween run where you dress up in costume or you can run somewhere you wouldn't normally run. I have two ideals. I might have to scale a fence and run illegally at one place. The other place is more family oriented. Either way I'll have my Garmin to track my every move and you know I'll take pictures. On October 31st I'll have my bizarre run report and I'll link to yours. We can even have voting to see who came up with the craziest ideal.


Are you game?



Long Run Today

I did my long run today at Tumbleweed Park. My pace was up and down and all around. But, it was a beautiful morning and I saw about a half dozen other runners too. I wanted to get it out of the way, so I could do two short runs over the weekend. Tomorrow a 5 miler and Sunday I will be doing a 5k at the Komen Race for the Cure.

I did see two llamas having breakfast this morning. Didn't see them any other time. But, maybe the members of the Tumbleweed Running Club kept me distracted.

Anyway, I ran up to Ray Road and back. 8 miles in 1 hour and 42 minutes. Both halves were about the same time. I tried to do negative splits for the halves an if you take out the pit stop at the gas station, I probably did the negative splits by seconds.


Sister / Brother Weight Loss Challenge

My old sister Margie challenged me to lose 10% of my body weight by December 1. She's going to do the same. Whoever loses the most percentage gets a $50 gift certificate from the other. I'm game and I'm thinking I want something from the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Store. Yeah, I'm already spending my winnings. I'll post weekly, so that everyone can see me crush my sister. Oh, sorry I meant to say older sister above.


10 comments:

J~mom said...

I am so in for the Bizarre run. Oh boy, I will have to be creative to beat you! :>)

Nice job on your long run!! In a couple of weeks can the Tumbleweed Running Club resume?

I saw your comment about stopping by the tri, I have never been to a tri either. LOL

I loved the frog joke..too funny!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Pat, I love the way your mind works! Bizarre run sounds a little like hashing to me. Now you’ve got me thinking about where I could get my bizarre miles in.

Pat said...

yeah, but hashing usually ends up at a bar. D'oh. Why didn't I think of that?

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Well, you already inspired me to get back on the weight loss wagon and get serious (already down a couple). I think I can do something bizarre.

I thought that parking lot grid you ran was pretty bizarre... :D

Firefly's Running said...

Go for it! You can do it!

Taryn said...

Bizaare run, hmmm... I need to think on that one!

Good job on your 8 miler! And have fun on Sunday's race!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

All of my runs are bizarre...that's just how I roll.

Nice job with the 8-miler. Just be careful with those women...they can be trouble. ;-)

J-Wim said...

Well, I am in but already I suspect I won't be able to top the bizarro Pat run. Does your idea have anything to do with hanging outside the ladies room giving money to the girls that come out again? You could get in trouble for doing things like that ya know.... ;-)
I love the sis/bro contest - cracked me up. She must have lots of patience for your taunting, ya know, ....because she's older....

Irene said...

I'm still thinking on a bizarre run... You know, running in SF might be bizarre... I'll have to think about it some more...

scott keeps running said...

i want to a bizarre run too