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Monday, November 22, 2010

Tobler Tigers

That was the name of my Grandsons school flag football team. I have to admit, I had forgotten it was a flag league.
It didn't matter, I just like a bit more contact. That being said, we did what we said we would do and made 11 custom shirts until about 11:00 Friday night.

For the record, I did help like I said I would. In fact we had to use a plan "C" for the numbers. I made two 8" tall cardboard number cut outs and then traced 11wto's and 11 fours out of felt, cut them out and fabric glued them to each shirt. This all happened while my wife was ironing on "TYLER" to each back.

Also for the record, I did get a 5 mile run in after work and before this took place. The run was tough and I'm concerned that I really seem to run like crap in the afternoon and evening. Maybe it was just because I was mentally tired as well as physically beat at the end of the week. But I made the decision that night, that I was exchanging my shoes for 1/2 size bigger come Sunday.

Up it was @ 4:00 a.m. the next morning for a 600 mile turn around. My wife thought it would be just great if we painted the windows of my truck for team support. Not no
normally a big fan of this, but since she had gone this far,why stop now.

 We got there in great time with 3 coffee's for me :-) and then a Rock star recoveries when I hit there house. Hung at the house for roughly 20 minutes, then woosh we where off to the game. And we all had the shirts on for him. 

But I thought this to be the most important picture to take of them. Grandson, Grandma, and dad or in my eyes, grandson, wife, and oldest son.

It was a close game that went into overtime and was lost with a tipped ball that we missed for an interception in there in zone, which fell right into the other teams hands. Single elimination and we where 1 and done. :-( they all took it well and we headed back to there house for a late lunch early dinner that my wife had prepared and we brought it with us.

 So all in all it was a great trip. No drama on the drive. The weather held up perfect going out and coming back, I really expected snow on the way home.
Dropped my son and his girlfriend off and got home about 11:30 p.m. Watched t.v for about 6.8 seconds until I fell asleep.
Then it was up again at 7:30 a.m. to meet my wife's friend and family for a birthday brunch at the House Of Blues in Downtown Disney.
That lasted until 12:30 and we gave hugs, kisses and goodbye's then headed immediately home for some much needed sleep.
But wait! I still had to head out and exchange my shoes. My wife opted out and stayed behind. I opted to haul butt with all my renewed energy. The plan was to get there  ,find the shoes, try them on and head back home for a quick rest then get up and run.
Everything went great at the store. I got back home and switched in the speed laces and hit the bed for a nap.
I didn't wake back up until 7:00 p.m. and when I did I was toast. Zero energy and foggy headed. I ate a sandwich and went back to bed.
Sorry Patrick, I didn't even text you. I believed that you had figured it out already that I was a no show.

I did set my alarm and got up at 5:00 a.m. this morning and got in just under 5 miles with my new sized, way more comfortable fitting Kayanos. It's amazing what a 1/2 size can do in a running shoe.

So there it is in a nut shell. I need to check race  reviews of a few and see what happened.

Peace, OUT !!!


  1. Good call on the new shoe size. I'm definitely a morning runner, thankfully that's when the races are (though still not early enough!), so I race when I train.

  2. no problem, dude. You had a crazy Saturday, all good.