Monday, September 15, 2008

22 days, 22 lbs.

"You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but I'm getting blown away."
Neil Young






Here's the winning team from the birthday pictionary. Congrats left to right Adriana, Heidi, Ronnie and Caroline.










The race and sports book at the Fiesta Henderson. Certainly not a "cave" and certainly good luck as it was where I watched the Terps dismantle the Cal Bears.











Jacky at 5:45 am obviously excited to be getting ready to head up the mountain. She kicked ass and made me proud wiping out the full 4.5 miles and adding 2 more miles heading down the hill.















Here she is. The wicked old witch of St George, Utah. Now A funny thing happened on the way to me and her hating each other. She started to respect my new found jogging and I tried to forget she was a grumpy old lady. Oh well at least today we were buddies. The hiking guides would not have been more amazed had a mountain lion come down and devoured our entire group. I felt like the dali lama spreading love and changing the miserable.













Shaved 6 minutes off last weeks time, but still got beat by Jacky, much the same way Secretariat would have beaten a goat.


I hope everyone is happy and in good spirits. I will be back in Madison two weeks from today. Peace, Jim

3 comments:

Kristin said...

How did you get her to take a picture with you? How funny! I remember her from the trail. I gave her the evil eye for you.

Keep up the great work!

Karen Kittelson said...

Jim, you are a good man to spread your love to the little old lady. We should have you join the water fitness here at 7:30 and spead your cheer there. 22 more pounds, keep up the great work. K

Cindy said...

Jim!!! I love your blog. I love your music quotes. I love your perspective on life at Fitness Ridge!! I hope you wont mind me checking in on you every once in a while?
I enjoyed our visit this morning too. I dont do enough of that. Have a great day and I'll see you on Friday and Sat. (I have Stop Sign duty on Sat.)
Bless you too, for crack'in the old lady!! tehetehetehe