Monday, July 19, 2010

Virtual Runner Kick-Off at the North Coast

I am very honored to once again be named the Honorary Chair of the Epilepsy Association's Virtual Runner program.  You can make your miles count…even more… by joining the Epilepsy Association’s Virtual Running Team.  Once you have registered as a Virtual Runner, you’ll be able to dedicate your fall racing season to the Epilepsy Association.  From August 1st through October 31st, any race you run during the competition will count in our virtual competition.  Runners raising $100 or more in donations become Epilepsy Association Elite Virtual Runners and will receive a really great team t-shirt. The t-shirts are technical grade running shirts sporting the Virtual Runner logo. More information can be found at the Virtual Runner website.

As an added incentive to sign up, we're having a training run in conjunction with the North Coast 24-hour training run this Saturday, July 24th between 8:00-10:00 a.m at Edgewater Park.  Afterwards, we'll have a FREE breakfast for all runners.   Come join us!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

40 degrees in July

Cal, me and Roger before a game.
Over the 4th of July we headed to Pittsburgh for the 5th Annual Tropicurl.  Roger and I have been to every Tropicurl and so we were awarded a special patch for our loyalty!  This year we had a new team, with me as skip, Laurel as vice, Roger as 2nd and Cal as lead.  The first game was a bit rocky.  We were all rusty, made a lot of mistakes and lost to a Canadian team on Thursday night.  We regrouped on Friday and Saturday, winning three games against a Pittsburgh team and two Canadian teams.  On Sunday, we played in the semi-finals against another Canadian team from Ontario.  We stayed in the game until the 7th end.  When we couldn't score, we shook hands after the 7th and called it a day.  It's always a treat to be in a nice cool ice arena when it's 90 degrees outside! 

Cal, Laurel and Roger.
Prepping the ice before the game.