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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Runner's rambling

On December 30, I ordered my marathon pictures from Sportsphoto. The last week, I've been going to the mailbox every day (usually, I only go twice a week because all the mailman seems to wanna give me are bills). I open up the post box. No marathon pictures. Finally, the other day, I call the Sportsphoto people (who are located in Dallas, by the way).
Me: "Maam, I ordered these pics last year and I still havent gotten them.
Sportsphoto lady: "Uh, yeah. See, one of our mail trucks was involved in a wreck and exploded and all the contents in the truck burned. So we'll get your order out ASAP."
True story.
So, I've made up my mind that I will run Cowtown on Feb. 28 in Fort Worth. I did 9 miles really fast on Tuesday. Felt great Tuesday night. Did 7 miles really slow Wednesday (First mile was 10, second mile was 9:30 and the subsequent miles were in the 8:45) Kept my heart rate right around 70 percent the entire time. Wednesday night, my Achilles tendon starts hurting. When I say it hurts to run slow, that's what I mean. This morning (Thursday) I was back to running my regular normally. 9 miles in 1:06.
My job has moved me from the Arlington office of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to the Northeast Tarrant office. Still about the same distance from my apartment in Fort Worth, but traffic on 183 sucks. I've written two really interesting stories this week.


Blogger fraizerbaz said...

I read your article about the councilwoman who was forced out.

Unfortunately, she might have stepped on someone's toes, and bruised someone's ego. From where I sit, her community sounds like it really IS a "good-old-boys" club. This must be VERY frustrating for her.

The community where I live is very similar to this. I dated a guy who was in the "club" last year, for a brief period of time. He ran for city council last year, and he likes to tell the story about how he lost the election by only 57 votes. I don't believe that he was really cut out for the job, so it's a good thing he was not elected. (NOT sour grapes, btw.)

It's all about who you know when you are a part of the "club". And who likes you. If you know how to play the game, you'll get ahead. If not, then you will wind up sitting on the side-lines.

January 15, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Runner Susan said...

Great article Kevin! I'm running the Cowtown 5k with a group of Kids I'm coaching with Kenza's school. Maybe you can write an article about them!

January 15, 2009 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

i'm glad you are doing cowtown!! sorry your pics are delayed, kinda funny about the truck though.

great article - most of the ones in the papers around here could've been written by a 3rd grader. i'm glad you are actually good at what you do!

January 15, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger untpawgal02 said...

You'll have a blast doing Cowtown... it's such a great race :)

January 18, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger butcept said...

enjoyed reading your writing for your job :-) nice to know that you can still come home and write for yourself, which isn't always easy...

and fraizerbaz: i find the old boy network is everywhere...

January 18, 2009 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger lindsay said...

now now, i didn't do anything spectacular. but thanks for those kind words :) glad you had a good weekend of running in your reverse-semi-goofy! i think when noah gets a little older you definitely need to go run disney and take him!!

January 19, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

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