Friday, January 23, 2009

"50/50" Is Here!

Man, the weather here is just gorgeous! It's about 77 degrees, sunny, slight breeze -- just beautiful. And I was soo excited to check the mail today. Nestled amongst bills and ad pages, there it was -- a big white package post-marked Canada. I knew instantly it was the book from Sonia at Solo Running Chick, 50/50 by Dean Karnazes.

Since the book is about Dean's journey to complete 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 different locations, Ted at Ted's Running Journal started the brilliant idea of passing his copy of the book around to different bloggers around the country. I heard it's been stuck up north for awhile, so I'm thrilled that it's now able to spend a little time down south. Once I finish the book, I'll post the rules and get it passed to the next lucky person. I am SO excited to start this book -- I heard it's awesome! And, it'll be a nice break from the chic lit I've been reading here lately. So, thanks Ted for starting the trend, and thanks Sonia for passing it along to me!

On a side note, I did take advantage of the bi-polar weather yesterday and put in a nice four-miler on the farm road near my house. I was shooting for six, but since it was 80 degrees and I wasn't carrying any water, I decided to cut it a bit short. The smell of cow crap and the chirping of birds provided a great distraction, and I was glad that I had left my iPod at home. My knee held up quite well, though my ankles ("cankles" as I like to call them) were a bit sore this morning, probably from running on the uneven gravel.

Don't be too jealous of the weather though -- tomorrow is supposed to be back down into the low 40s, just in time for a long TEAM run. Funny how that works, isn't it?


Racn4acure said...

Enjoy that nice weather. It will be about 40 here in the morning for our team get-together. But that is 35 degrees better than a week ago!

Cool book. Crazy dude! Enjoy the day! Art

lindsay said...

ahh i've been wanting to win the book-mailing-lottery but i always miss the posts... i'm gonna have to try to pay close attention to your blog so i know when you finish!

Marlene said...

Enjoy the book and that awesome weather.

Running Around Acres said...

Glad the book got some warm weather for a change. Wish i could get some of that too. 32 degrees and 30 mph norther wind today. Tomorrow wind chill zero to 9 below for the TNT 12 miler. Have fun in sunny Texas.

Sonia said...

That didn't take too long!! Good stuff, I'm sure you'll enjoy it a lot. =)

I have to say, I really like the music on your blog!

Iron H said...

First time viewer/reader. I like your blog's appearance. Very creative. The writing is good too! Happy Training.

BeachRunner said...

Enjoy the book. And I would take temps in the 40's at this point.

Dano said...

mmmm, to be training in Texas. Cheers from 3 degrees in Wisconsin!
My brother in Austin invited me to do a tri down there in April, and it's sounding pretty tempting!
You're getting close to your fundraising goal - keep it coming in!

Elsbeth said...

Awesome weather!

I just read about your knee troubles- I'm so sorry, I went through a similar experience. Rest is honestly the best thing- as soon as you heal, you'll be faster than ever.

You're an inspiration to everyone!

Anonymous said...

I love reading and it is so exciting to get a new book. I am a bit of a neerd, I know.

The weather here has been crazy too!

Sara Huizenga Lubbers said...

Myself, as well as so many others, are so inspired by you...thank you for having already won this race of HOPE...xoxoxo

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