A Quote to Start Things Off
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
On Saturday March 19th, I ran in a 1 mile race in Chicago. The mile at the Shamrock shuffle is a precursor to the 8k (5 mile ) shamrock shuffle run on the following day. I had not run in a timed mile race since 1980 when I was a freshman in highs school. On that day I finished with a 5:50 mile.
On the 19th in the cold and rain I ran it in about 9:45.
My wife and I stayed overnight in Chicago on Saturday and I ran in the 5 k as well. My 16 year old niece ran the 5k with a faster mile average than my 9:45 and I finished my 5 k in less than an hour somewhere in the 11:30 mile range. I achieved my only goals of finishing both races without walking. I hope to run in a few more races this year. I'll keep you posted. Here are some pics from Sunday.
|Me finishing the race. ( I'm not paying the outrageous fee for a copy of this picture, which is why the company logo is all over it.)|
|Pre (or possibly post) race craziness|
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Just in case you missed it, I said that this year I will be posting limericks that I have written. Because it's the A to Z challenge, the theme of each limerick will start with a different letter of the alphabet. It turns out that April is National Poetry Month so the timing works out well.
Why limericks? It all started almost 9 years ago when I wanted to do something to commemorate my 50th year on the planet. So on Facebook from the day I turned 49 until the day I turned 50, I tried to generate one limerick a day and post it there.
Here is my limerick from 8 years ago, March 6th, 2014
Just allocated our tax refund
Most for debt and a little for fun
Now that I'm done taxing
It's time for relaxing
Watching Star Trek with daughter and son
For the a to z challenge I have chosen 9 of those Facebook limericks and will post them on the appropriate date for the appropriate letter. Many of those FB limericks were about friends having birthdays or such things; don't expect to see any of those here. In the month of March I plan to pen 8 more limericks, and if all goes well produce 9 final limericks in April on the day they drop.
This is where my announcement begins to resemble a late night infomercial, because besides the 26 limericks, you also are going to get 2 more wonderful A to Z products.
As you may or may not know Leap of Dave is a conglomeration of 4 blogs I used to write simultaneously. First, I changed my blog Home School Dad to Leap of Dave. Then I discontinued.my blogs Dave Out Loud (a vlog), Crazy Uncle Dave's Sports Blog and Random Acts of Roller and transferred them here. In the past I have participated in the challenge from all 4 blogs. This year while I will only be participating once, each post will contain 3 separate parts.
After the limerick I will be featuring a baseball player who hit at least 100 career home runs in my life time. In the past at Crazy Uncle Dave's I have done this same type of theme for Chicago White Sox Players and Chicago Cubs Players. There will be some repeats of those players but mostly it will include players from all around the league. To give it more variety I will have at least 5 players whose main homer contributions were in the following periods: 1964-1975, 1976-1987, 1988-1999, 2000-2010, and 2011- 2021.
|Nothing says Home Run more than the late "Hammering " Hank Aaron|
So you get A to Z limericks. You get A to Z Sluggers ...
But Wait, There's More!!!
Like many people over the past few months, I have been playing the game Wordle on line. On March 1st my starting word began with the letter A. Each day this month I am starting with the next letter in the alphabet. On April 1st I will share the word that began with A and my subsequent guesses until I finally got the correct Wordle of that day.
|A sample Wordle|
So to sum up:
L is for Limericks, Long Balls and Lengthy Wordle explanations.
I am looking forward to sharing my love of poems, baseball and word games with you guys next month. I hope you are all planning on participating this year by at least reading a number of other peoples' posts. If you are thinking about participating in the challenge this year as a blogger, stop thinking about it, and do it! If you have your theme reveal ready, click here and enter it so we can all see what you're up to.
See you guys in April!