Thursday, October 19, 2006

I have no thoughts

I'm sorry. I have nothing to write about at this time. Hmmmm......... that is odd for me.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Nancy's Run, Rock N Stroll

I am so proud of my friend Val.
Val and I went to college together and we had the opportunity to run as teammates. We rocked. She rocked. We were National Champions together at the Indoor National Track Meet way back in 1995. She was so fast. She was crazy fun. I should say still is fast and crazy fun!
Val and I have kept in touch since college. I found out that Val's mom Nancy became sick. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She fought hard and long. She was able to see Val get married. Nancy lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2005. Since that day Val said she was going to organize a run in honor of her mom.
Val is now a member of the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance and has organized Nancy's Run, Rock "N" Stroll for this weekend. The 5k run/1 mile walk will take place in Whitnall Park. If you would like to register please go to Proceeds for the race will go to the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
I love you Val and I'm so proud of you for doing this for your mom. She is looking down from heaven and will be cheering everyone on in the race this Saturday.

"Ben Stein's Last Column"

I might be late to this. That's typical for me. But a good friend of mine sent this to me. Wow, I could not agree with Mr. Stein more. Maybe this is why I don't go to many movies, don't know many actors/actresses or read People Magazine. Anyway, if you haven't seen it here it is.

Ben Stein's Last Column - Monday Night at Morton's

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Getting paid more because you have kids?

This made me so angry. A friend of mine told me that her boss shared with her that apparently they base what they pay their employees on whether or not people have kids. The reason was that people with kids need more money, so they make more, even if the other employees without children work hard, in same position etc.

Isn't this against the law? What would you do if you found this out at your place of employment?
This makes my blood boil.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon was this weekend and I had the privilege to be able to participate in the relay action. Four of us fabulous girls ran for Instep as 4 Non blondes and won the women's division! We finished 6th overall. We were thrilled.

Two of the ladies I ran with just recently completed the Madison Ironman. That is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26. 2 mile run. They amaze me.

If you have run in a marathon I'm sure you can remember all the feelings of that special day. The nerves, excitement, fear and pain! I experienced all those feelings again for all the dedicated runners out there. I was overcome by emotion when I arrived at the bus at 6 am watching all the runners pin their numbers and making sure they had all their gear. As I was running my leg of the relay I made sure to say something to each runner I passed. And to all the spectators that come out to support all of us runners - thank you, it is such a great feeling to have all that support on the course.

Special shout out to my friend Sap finishing his first marathon!

Also to my friend Liz on her first marathon. Elizabeth on her second marathon in the Twin Cities and Jenny Crain in the Twin Cities for qualifying for the Olympic Trials Marathon.

What a great weekend for running.

Running the second leg of relay.

The exchange.

My parents came out to support us. My husband took the pictures.