Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just a bunch of nothing

Today, my twisted sista Suzanna Bon is running in the 24 hour Oklahoma Ultrarunning Championships. She has been running all day on a one mile asphalt loop. She hopes to qualify for the World Championships in Europe this summer. I hope she has a great run there as she has been training really hard. I admire her motivation and drive. I want to be more like her when I grow up :')

My training has been consistent and I am feeling good about the runs that I have done. I have managed a couple of 20+ milers and feel good about that. Next week I am running a 50k so it will be good to see where I am at with my level of fitness. I am running with Costa Rica in my mind and it excites me to think about my race there. Tamara is also going and so that is great too.

Work has been interesting to say the least. The best part about my job is that I get to meet a lot of interesting people. I love to meet new people and to interact with them. Last week I got to meet a transgender and a rock star! My job is never boring! I learned a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff this week! Hilarious!

I am not a baseball fan, but, how about them GIANTS? Woohoo! I have to admit that I did enjoy the game. I am happy for them. Okay, you can see that I have nothing really very exciting to say, so I will sign off. Happy Sunday!

"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate."

We must never forget

Irena Sendler
There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena.
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.
She had an 'ulterior motive'.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German).
Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids).
She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.
The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.

After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family.

Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize

She was not selected.

Al Gore won --- for a slide show on Global Warming.

63 years later


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