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Days of Running are Getting Fewer   Leave a comment

Muddy Trails BashDays of Running are Getting Fewer with Each Passing Day (April 2010)  

Muddy Trails BashMuddy Trails Bash 5k — Photos by Joy

My running has become walking 5k each day. Trying hard to hang on to what I still have.
My current goal is to not become one of the stumbling undead.

By the way, there are some things that do change for the better —
I no longer wear white crew socks.

— kenne

This poem was written by a 19-year-old English army officer, Charles Hamilton Sorley, during World War I.

The Song of the Ungirt Runners

We swing ungirded hips
And lighten’d are our eyes,
The rain is on our lips,
We do not run for prize.
We know not whom we trust
Nor whitherward we fare,
But we run because we must
Through the great wide air.

The waters of the seas
Are troubled as by storm.
The tempest strips the trees
And does not leave them warm.
Does the tearing tempest pause?
Do the tree-tops ask it why?
So we run without a cause
’Neath the big bare sky.

The rain is on our lips,
We do not run for prize.
But the storm the water whips
And the wave howls to the skies.
The winds arise and strike it
And scatter it like sand,
And we run because we like it
Through the broad bright land.

Sprint for Life   5 comments

Late yesterday, Joy and I drove down to the Medical Center where we would be staying the The Rotary House International hotel, which is a part of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

We chose to do this rather than leave The Woodlands at 6:00 a.m. to participate in the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Research Program 13th Annual Sprint for Live. Since Jill, Greg and James were also staying there (Jill & Greg work for MD Anderson), we could have dinner with them.

As a volunteer, Greg was up early this morning helping to get the event ready for some 2,500 people. Jill and I were running a 5k on one of the many teams, and Joy would be watching James, who would later participate in the Tot Trot. During the awards, I was surprised to learn that I came in third in the 65-69 age group with a time of 29 minutes and 39 seconds, which was also the fastest time on our team. This year’s event help push the total funds raised for the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Research Program goal of $400,000. This morning was a happy time for a lot of runners, walkers, survivors and their families.


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Posted May 1, 2010 by kenneturner in Family, Information, Life, Photography

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