Monday, December 15, 2008


I’m still alive – but barely kicking. The Austin’s have had a week or two to forget. Amy had strep throat and now “just” a cold. Kinsey has a sinus infection. Katie had eye surgery to repair a muscle. And my back has been bothering me for a week. It seems to be muscular and I have a hard time straightening up when I stand. I can’t think of a specific cause – maybe skiing, maybe shoveling. I thought my added strength training was supposed to help prevent these kinds of things. I haven’t run since Wednesday. Saturday I biked for an hour, but that was enough to leave my butt sore enough that I couldn’t bike yesterday. I guess that’s another reason to bike once a week – just in case I get hurt and need to cross-train, I’ll be ready to go more than 1 day in a row.

I guess the good news is that the down time has left me with enough time and energy to pump out some more interviews. Here’s my latest. I also took some time to post links, off to the right, of all of the articles I’ve written.

Just a note about spam. Over the weekend, I deleted some comments that I considered to be spam. If there’s something you think I’ll like to see, feel free to send me an email – my address can be found within my profile. However, if you stop by and post links, even running related, they’re probably going to get deleted. These particular links were to some new running races in town. The funny thing is that regular readers would know that I’m not a fan of their other races because I think their entry fees are way too high.

Instead of spending $75 for one of their half marathons, I’ll make this suggestion;

1st Lt. Emily Naslund, the daughter of John and Jeannine Naslund of Bloomington, is collecting funds to buy her Marine platoon some t-shirts in “an attempt to raise their spirits and keep their motivation up through the holiday season.” She has set up a "Gunsmoke 1" fund which is going to be organized by her mother. If you would like to donate to the fund to help pay for the t-shirts, it would be greatly appreciated. Whatever is left over will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Address to send checks:
Jeannine Naslund
4356 College Heights Cir
Bloomington, MN 55437

Make the checks payable to Jeannine Naslund - then at the bottom put "Gunsmoke 1 Fund"
Quote of the Day;

“Just try to be as fast as last year. I'm 38 years old now, and that is all I can hope for.” - Scott Chapin, on his goals for 2009

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