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Obituary: Sam Maloof dies at 93; designer and builder of simple, beautiful furniture - Los Angeles Times
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Starting in downtown, I ran up the riverside, then crossed over to Boom
Island. Nicollet Island followed then back across the river via the
Stone Arch Bridge. I had planned on running 3 miles or so, but there were
so many secondary paths and trails and bridges, that I ended up doing 5
miles and loving every minute. It was a great mix of street, boardwalk,
brick, gravel, and dirt. They really love runners here!
Monday, May 11, 2009
From the race website:
Runners from all over the world will run, eat and live together as they cover 113 miles of spectacular scenery, fully supported by a dedicated and professional Event Team who will look after all aspects of their food, accommodations and on-course support. The course includes a mix of singletrack and forest road with nearly 25,000 feet of elevation gain, reaching altitudes of over 12,500 ft. Racers are fed and housed in a tent city, and treated to hot showers and other amenities every night, and are supported throughout each stage with feed and aid stations along with a fully-equipped and mobile medical team. Each day’s run is filmed by a professional TV crew who produce footage which is shown during the daily awards ceremony recognizing the stage and overall leaders.
A sample menu (breakfast):
Diced Fruit & Berries, Whole Bananas
Orange Juice & Cranberry Juice
Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Herb Teas
Fresh Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese, Country Potatoes
Sausage & Bacon
Vegetarian Potatoes with Onion & Peppers
Mini Bagels, Butter, Assorted Preserves, Peanut Butter & Cream Cheese
All I can say is that it sound awesome and I wish I was fit enough to try.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
We literally sat in the nosebleed seats. When I looked over at my son, midway through the 2nd period, his nose was gushing and he had a pool of blood in his hand. Yikes! I had no tissues or napkins, so I pulled off my jersey and tried to stop the flow -- polyester is definitely not a good material for sopping up blood!
All in all it was a great time, bummer that the Hawks lost, but really enjoyable father-son time.