Sunday, October 16, 2011

September Recap

Week - 1
As per every Labor Day i'm off to Vermont to catch up with Ramon.  This year my old friend Amy is back in town from California visiting family with her son.  We haven't seen one another in years so i extended the invite to a Lake Monsters game figuring her little guy would have a blast.  The Monsters dominated the game from the start and a good time was had by all.  Upon return to Ramon's place another marathon of NHL11 was in order.  In the morning my phone beeped at me with an unfamiliar number. It was my boss.  My boss NEVER texts me.  Well, obviously Hurricane Irene had done some serious damage to VT and VTrans had put out the requests for help and my company said we'd send out people ASAP.  So i had to cut my time in Vermont short and scoot back home that night, to get my house set up and pack to return BACK to Vermont all in a 12 hour period.
(Labor Day Lake Monsters Game)

Week - 1-2
After driving the better part of 500 miles in 12 hours we were sent out to start checking routes and verifying road closures around the southeastern part of the state.  I knew that the damage was bad, but i guess photos online didn't really do it justice.  Over the course of the next week and a half i would put in 100 hours and drive 2200 miles.  In that amount of time it was impressive at the work that was accomplished and it was equally as amazing to how small of a dent they had put in the damage.

(Cavendish Wash out)

(Before/After's of Route 107)

Finally after getting back to NH it was time to relax and catch up with normal life.  The long days, the hours and hours in my truck. It was great and all, but i had ZERO time to run, ZERO time to just unwind, and mostly, ZERO time to enjoy my favorite fall beer.  

Week - 3
Finally being back home for a weekend meant i could swing into town and hit the last weekend of the Hillsboro Farmers Market and take advantage of the last of their fresh corn on the cob and summer squash.  Can't go wrong with BBQ Veggies on a night before a big race.  The Pisgah 50k!  Race Recap here

(Team Robert)

Week 4
Vermont 50 Number 11.  It's one of my favorite weekends of the year.  The buzz around packet pick up.  The Ice cold Long Trail Beer and blackened chicken wrap on the deck overlooking the Ottauqueechee.  Followed by a night sleeping on the ground and a day of pain and suffering.  Race Recap Here

(50Milers at the Start)

By The Numbers(2010 Numbers in Quotes):
Miles Run: 89.9 (123.9)
# of Runs: 5 (12)
Average Miles:  18.0 (10.3)

Month Starting Weight:  172 (169) Lbs
Month Ending Weight: 174 (171)Lbs
Weight Change:  +2lbs

Race Results:
18th - Pisgah 50k - 7:22:23
25th - Vermont 50M - 11:44:43

Motivational video of the month:
Song of the month:

Book of the month:
n/a  been struggling finishing anything of late

Upcoming October Events:
Harpoon Oktoberfest Road Race
Nate's RANH 2011
ARL 5k

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