Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Missoula Marathon Weekend

  We took a quick trip to Missoula (via Coeur d' Alene), but flew out of KC late Friday afternoon, so we did not get to spend much extra time in the Missoula area.  The marathon was an outstanding, extremely well organized race.  It was my 43rd state and 95th marathon.  The drive from Spokane to Missoula was beautiful....lots of mountains and several moose sightings.  We were able to hit a couple of breweries in Missoula and were able to stop in Coeur d'Alene on our way from and back to the airport in Spokane.  Pictures from the trip.....

 Kim consuming some Coldsmoke Scotch Ale

 The Clark Fork -A lot of the Missoula course is run along this river
Another addition to the medal wall

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Ocean Drive Marathon Pictures

Nothing like running the whole 26.2 against the wind......
Inside the Cape May lighthouse.
Cape May lighthouse

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bertrand Russell's 10 Commandments

Bertrand Russell was a mathematician, philosopher, historian among others...

1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
2. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
3. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
4. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavour to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
5. Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
6. Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
7. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
8. Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent that in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
9. Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bahamas Vacation and Marathon

The race finish.....right on Junkanoo Beach.
Some other photos from the trip.....

Senor Frogs the night we arrived.