Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A great weekend in cheese land

So this last weekend Sonya, Evan and I went down to the Milwaukee area for the North Face 50 mile race and to go to the Milwaukee zoo which we have herd so much about.

Evan and I got to spend the day cheering on Mommy/My wife Sonya while getting her all the clothing and food needs she had. All in all it was a great day to run. There was a little rain early and wind for most of it but all in all a good day. The race course looked good and the runners seemed to be having fun. I know Evan and I where loving our little house ( mini van ) on wheels. This is a race I would think about that is for sure. I think all in all Sonya was pretty happy with her race. I think she was 6th female in 8:45. Not bad I thought after her Twin Cities Marathon just a few weeks ago. Sonya has lot's of talent and is having fun trying to figure out this ultra running stuff. I think she has many faster times in front of her.

After the race we got to meet up with Pat and Katie Russell for some diner. We went to one of my favorite places in that area. It is called Kopps. They have great burgers and frozen custard. To me think Culvers but better !!

Sunday I met up with Pat for a great 1 hour run. It was very cool to run once more with my friend and catch up on life and such. I got to hear all about how his little girl is doing and do the normal running talk that I so love to do. Pat is a good friend and I hope someday in the future to have them back in the cities so we can run more. Plus I get a great pace workout in when I run with Pat !!

Before we headed home we took in the famed zoo. Man was it cool !!! Evan loves zoo's and hands down this is the best so far. You name it they had it for animals. What a great way to end the trip.

Next up is getting ready for my Surf the Murph 50 mile this Saturday !! I have been feeling great on my runs so that is exciting. Please no rain on race day.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hymm to the rim Kilian style

The latest video in the Kilian's Quest is up and let me say for one it is GREAT !!!! Things like this make me want to get up and run baby run. Check it out.

Since my last blog the running has been going good. I feel like I am getting into a small grove so that is good. I had a very good run last Tuesday night with Minnick and Nick from the store. This weekend Sonya, Evan and I are going down to the North Face 50 miler and to see Pat and his family. Should be fun, even though the weather does not look great. Speaking of not so great weather we look like we are going to have shitty stuff for Surf the Murph next weekend as well. I guess it will be a muddy and slow 50 miler to end the year for me. Take care !!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend of Trails

I had a great weekend of trail running with my buddy Paul. Man we got to run both days !! On Saturday we hit the Chaska single track trails for a easy 6.5 mile run before I had to work. While out there I felt pretty good. Nice to be on dirt with your buddy. We followed that up with a Sunday run out at Lebanon hills. It was my first run out there this year. I love running out there !! I used to run so much more there but the last two years I have not run more than like 4 times out there. I not only should run more there but need to !! It is a great mix of hills and flats. If you have never run there please check it out. We got in a solid 9+ mile run. I think we where just 1/4 mile short of 10 but we kept a real solid pace going. The temps where great and the trail was solid not to soft at all. Man looking at the log I have a good streak going now. Heck like 12 days straight. Not to bad for me now a days.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kilian in Tahoe pt.1

This is part 1 of Kilian's record setting run on the Tahoe Rim trail a few weeks ago. I love this stuff and simply love watch him run. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Feeling Lucky

It's been some time since I last wrote. In that time not much has been going on running wise for me. In fact I have not run much at all but that has been OK. It has been a busy 2 weeks for me with lot's of outside stuff going on. First on deck was the busy week of the TCM expo. In case you might not have been down there we ( TC Running ) set up with the R.V. in the expo. Man it was pretty cool and I had so many people say they thought it made a big splash. While the expo is pretty fun there is lot's of pre and post expo prep to do. Then add on top of that Sonya was running the marathon and Evan was once more in the kids race so I was also trying to do my best to help around the house so she did not have to do everything. All in all it worked out. The store had a good expo and Sonya ran a pretty good race. She ran 3:03 but was pretty disappointed since she felt so good thru 22 miles but had a good case of dehydration by the end. I am guessing with the cooler weather she was just coming up a bit short on getting the water down. I think we all forget just because it is not hot you still need lots of water. So better luck next time I guess. I am still very proud of her !!

Now I bet you are thinking what in the world am I feeling lucky about ? Well also during the marathon weekend I lost my Grandma Decker. So what's lucky about that you say. It is that I was lucky enough to have her in my life for 38 years. Grandma was very good to me, I was her "Kurty". She even called me that up till the end. I have always been aware of my luck to have the family I have from my parents, grandparents, brothers and friends. This has never been lost on me and never will be. Just in time like this I think we all look in word and think about things. This just drives home to me more than ever how lucky I am and how much I love my family. My Grandpa Decker made a big impact on me even though he died when I was 5 years old. My grandma had to live 33 long years with out him. I am just happy she is back with him !!! As I ran last night and today I thought of the two of them together and I think it added a hop in my step. Love you Grandma !!!