Wednesday, November 23, 2011

He Caught the Wild Hare

Some people spend Saturday mornings, 
casually sipping coffee, reading the paper,
planning what to do with the day, meeting with friends,
or just relaxing after a hectic week.

Last Saturday at 5:00 a.m. the Running Man and I were
in Giddings, Texas, east of Austin,
heading for the ranch where he would be
chasing "the Wild Hare" for a 50 mile trail run.

The race began at 6:00 am with about 85 runners
starting off with headlights bobbing into the darkness.
The temperatures were warm and a bit muggy, but
thankfully there was cloud cover most of the day.

My "running man" did just that most of the day, run,

around and around the course.

The crew, which stands for dealing with:
Cranky Runners and Endless Waiting,
stayed at her post
Fortunately, I had some stitching I could work on during the
in between times.  My guy came by about every 1hour and 45 minutes.

If he got tired, I could have opened a gate
and this might have been incentive.

He was determined on his own.

After 9 hours and 43 minutes of nonstop running,

I could see him coming.

Ed finished in tenth place, and first in his class.

His spirit, inner strength and resolve
are characteristic that I admire in him
It was a special way to spend a Saturday, 
sharing in his victory.

Thank you to everyone's lovely comments
about my new grandson.
We have certainly been blessed this year.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and
enjoy the time spent with family and friends.

Until Next Time-


  1. Congrats to the running man! I can't imagine running around the block let alone for almost 10 hours!

  2. Congrats to Ed , great job and to you Kyle for your endurance race after race...great finish.

  3. Wow! Congrats to your hubby!! Time for me to get out and run 4!! That sounds like an appetizer compared to his run!!

  4. Congratulations, Ed!! What a great standing as well as finish. And kudos to the home team, too!