Saturday, October 20, 2007

What A Wonderful World






I find it amazing that a black man in 1967 could sing such a song. He must have experienced so much bigotry and pain. And now in 2007 I complain way too much about the most insignicant things. I really like a lot of what Louis Armstrong did, I hope you enjoy this brief youtube moment.




The Tumbleweed Running Club started at 6 am, way before the balloonists got airborne. Today the club consisted of Pokey, Pat and Jerry. Jerry googled his way to this blog and decided to join us this morning. He's recovering from some IT issues, but he does have a half marathon to his credit. He ran the inaugural rock n roll in Phoenix a few years back. Jerry ran and walked his way to the gas station and back for a 6 mile morning. Welcome Jerry, we hope to see you often. Pokey and I did the same and did an extra loop around Los Arboles park. Then Pokey did another mile on her own around Tumbleweed park. I ran the first 6.33 miles with Pokey and then did a loop up to the gas station and back to finish at around 12 miles.


Since, Javamom couldn't join us, she got up early and left us some liquid refreshments out on the course. We figured either she had to sample or the other runners shared in our bounty. I sometimes drink from their water stops, so I guess that's fair.

Near Tumbleweed Park is a tumbleweed farm. Most of the plants are still green and not ready to roll down the road. I did find a mature tumbleweed ready for it's marathon. Tumbleweeds can run back to back marathons without even one water break. They don't do so well in triathlons however. That's just how they roll. :)



8 comments:

J~mom said...

I am so glad you found the refreshments I left. Sorry I had to have a few before I left them.

Darrell said...

That is a powerful video and song considering the state of racial affairs at the time.

Love the water stop and marathoning tumbleweeds, good stuff!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

it's always fun to read your accounts of your runs! love the beverages j-mom left behind :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

And, here I've been replenishing with gatorade. I had no idea.

Those tumbleweeds have it made. Very clever!!

Dan Seifring said...

When you are running you have to get your carbs any way you can get them.

Randy said...

Marathoning tumbelweeds...that still has me laughing...only because I can see them beating me!!!

Shame on Lisa, she needs to learn sharing....sharing...sharing...at least leave a little behind for you...and don't backwash!!!!

Sounds like you had a great workout!!

Taryn said...

That tumbleweed is awesome!! Yay you for getting a run in so early!

Pokey said...

I see how you are....I'm not gone for 15 minutes and you pick a new running buddy - and a tumblweed nonetheless!!!!!!! *sigh* How easily I am replaced...

LOL!

Thanks for putting up with me yesterday Pat....AGAIN! That was a rough run for me, and I would have probably called it quits much sooner if not for your encouragement. Thanks for keeping me going. :)