Monday, May 25, 2009

Los Angeles Marathon -- 4:00:54

May 25, 2009: OK; not the greatest time. Placed 100th in my division at a 60% grade. As an excuse, I am recovering from pretty painful but not all that drastic surgery in March which caused me not to be all that interested in training.

There were close to 20,000 runners. The weather was overcast and around 70 degrees. We started at 7:20. Characteristically we couldn't hear the national anthem, even though we had no problem hearing Mayor Antonio Villarigosa and some of the promos.

I ran with several members of my stake; 11 from one ward alone. I have gone running with them in the past. I think I beat all of them; not quite sure. One sister from my stake, a few years younger than me, placed 20th in her division. One fellow, 10 years old than me, placed 24th.

I'll have pix.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Klamath Falls, OR

This was a great run in the morning of May 15, 2009. It was 27 degrees to start in the morning, and I was dressed for summer weather. It warmed up after about an hour.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ode to Manny and Drew

Manny:

You're a dope and a fool.
I knew it all along.
You've destroyed Boston, and now Los Angeles.
Go away.

Drew:

I've always known you're going nowhere.
And now you're doing it fast.
Hope you like the bench.

Fall River Legend

I pleased to report the successful run of my production "Fall River Legend" at the Reno Dance Theater. Seven months of good attendance, with the phenomenal leads of Rene Molinare and Frances Meiani. Look next for my production of "Firebird" in Portland.