What seems both like yesterday and a long time ago, I ran the R2R2R run across the Grand Canyon and back, traveling about 50 miles and dropping in, crossing the Colorado River, climbing out and repeating for about 11,000 feet of climbing with Trevor Hostetler.
Trevor just went back for another trip and Brian Donnelly made a 4 minute movie that he’s shared on YouTube. When I watch it, it takes me back into the canyon. For me the biggest difference is that I started and finished in the dark, due to doing the run in November with a least 1 hour less of sun light, but also taking longer to do the run. However, the trails, the views, the slope of the decent into the canyon, the rhythm that the runners find on the flatter canyon floor are all very familiar.
Trevor is a competitive Ultra Marathon racer and goes there to see how fast he can make the trip. I’m long past my competitive days and let him run his own speed and I hung back with a couple women that we met right before starting that cold and dark morning. It was a coincidence that Melody Fairchild and Anne Marie Lauck were there to do the run also. I was happy to spend the day going at their pace and visiting.
Here’s Brain’s video of his recent run with Trevor.
I’m going to talk to the Linux Foundation next week and in doing some research I find my metal head friend Bill Kent at about 1:26 of this video. Looks like a chill group in this video before Bill asserts himself.
You may know that Kathleen and I recently had a baby. We decided to stop using birth control last December when we were on vacation. We had conversations about getting married and having a family on the porch of our vacation cottage. We discussed our desires and made adjustments to our behavior to try and accomplish the new goal. Fortunate for us, Kathleen became pregnant quickly and about 10 months after that concious decision Asher was born.
In this TED talk Melinda Gates presents, what I found to be, a startling account of contraception practices around the globe.
Kathleen and I have been purchasing a box of produce from Organics to You for a couple years now. The cost is about $31 a box, and it’s delivered to our door step. The contents are always unique and this box was especially plentiful. They delivered 24 lbs of fresh, organic produce for $31 this week. That is about $1.3x a pound.
This is what was in the box.
Drove down o Montana City for breakfast at the hardware cafe, which is a cafe that shares space with a hardware store. You can go straight from eggs and bacon to grabbing new wiper blades and anti-freeze.
While I’m waiting for my boisenberry French toast and farm fresh eggs I’m overhearing the regular locals at the bar discuss things. Being the season, politics comes up and I hear a man defend his choices for the local election with wonderfully logical reasoning. He says I’ve met both candidates and I like so and so better, and I’ve met the friends of both and I like so and sos friends better. I’m gonna vote for so and so because the candidates are similar but I like his friends better.
I don’t really know Obama or Romney and ill have to chose between the two. It would be an easier choice if I knew their friends.
I flew to Helena, MT today. I’m here to train partner reps on the technical side of Virtualization. Where it fits, who are the players, how to install it and manage it. Also ill make a sales call to help sell a virtual infrastructure solution to another of my partners clients.
After doing training we met for dinner and watched a blow out on Monday Night Football, MNF, as it’s called on the screen.
By the time I got out of there most had gone and things had settled down. Walking to my rental Jeep Compass, look what I saw.