Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Blue Planet Run

The Blue Planet Run is a relay run around the world. A team of 20 runners will run 10 miles a day until they have circled the globe. The Blue Planet Run is organized to raise money and awareness to provide safe drinking water to every person on the planet.

For more see the web sight here … link.

Dow Chemical is a major sponsor of the Blue Planet Run. There is going to be a Blue Planet Run test event here in southeast Texas to test the logistics of the main event. I work for a contractor within Dow.

The event organizers were looking for runners interested in participating in the test even. The only requirement was that the runner could cover 10 miles in 90 minutes. I emailed the organizers and told them I was interested in running in the test event and I was chosen as one of the runners.

I will run a 10 mile leg sometime in the middle of the night/early morning on March 31th. It should be fun. I think it would be even more interesting to run the big event. I just do not have 100 days to give up to run around the world.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Bayou City Classic and Stuff

Jakeb, Tori, Andrea and I ran the Bayou City Classic this morning. We took a friend from church (Greg Harris) with us.

I PR’ed – 47:56

Jakeb came in right behind me.

Greg won second place in his age division (15-19).

Andrea and Tori walked approximately a 1:30 about 15 minute pace.

It was a good day.

I haven’t felt much like blogging lately. I took 8 days off from running after the Surfside marathon and gained some weight.

I am running the Blue Planet Test Run at the end of March and Jakeb and I are running The Maze in Austin in May. It will be my last race as a less than 40 year old.

Next week Jakeb and I are going hiking.

That’s life. Now you are caught up … my 1 person per day average reader.