Monday, September 10, 2012

I Live in Iowa: Week 73

I had quite a nice week. I spent Sunday up in Sheboygan Falls with my parents and sisters. Monday I won a half marathon in Dubuque then went out to breakfast with S and K two friends from college. S and I lived only a hour apart in Wisconsin during college so we saw each other during school breaks in college. In fact one time we were on the same flight, the same row, opposite window seats with no one in between us! I can't make this stuff up. It was great to see them. I say that life is about relationships but I don't walk the talk often enough. Going out to breakfast with a friend was a mild consolation.

At work I engineered stuff. Problems came up, and I fixed them. That's what engineering is, fixing problems. Although sometimes we create the problems to solve. For example, landing a man on the Moon and returning him to Earth would count as a problem.

Coaching went well. Being around the kids is such a source of motivation for me. On any given day some of them will be above average excited, which gets me excited. It is also fun because I love teaching, passing on information to others (hey, I should blog...), and every day there is something to share with someone. We had a race at Luther that went well. I ran the 4 mile with the Men and ran 22:17.9, or so. I hit the wall really hard. After 17 miles of racing in six days my body decided to rebel and I'm having a plantar flare up. Pain is no fun.

I could go into more detail, but I want to write a couple other articles while I have wifi.

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