Can you guess which house is ours? Maybe next year we’ll be a bit more creative. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! See you in 2011.
Archive for December, 2010
Back in October I got a phone call from a guy named Bernie Frey who is on the board chair for a local 5k fundraiser race. His daughter, Heather, raced Lake Placid this year and Bernie was there cheering. He looked me up after I had won the race and saw that I was from Austin, Tx. Bernie is from Canyon Lake which is only about 60 miles from Austin.
So, Bernie contacted me to ask if I would race in a local 5k event in December benefitting St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, www.stjudesranch.org, an organization that rescues children who are abandoned, abused, or neglected. Of course I was honored that he asked and happy to participate in an event for a great cause.
Another special part of this race was that it was honoring a good friend of Bernie’s, 90 year old running legend in the San Antonio running scene, Johnny Calverese (and yes I said 90 years old). Johnny completed the 5k with his walker in 77 minutes. Amazing and so inspiring.
The event was a lot of fun and quite painful. I think it’s been about 2 years since I’ve raced a 5k and forgot how much it hurts. Ended up 2nd overall as a speedy cross-country runner passed me at 1.5 miles in and was never to be seen again…until the finish.
Hope to make this event a yearly tradition!