Posts from the “sports” Category

Pre Classic / Diamond League Finals

Posted on September 19, 2023

This past weekend the Prefontaine Classic Track Meet took place and it was also the Diamond League Finals for the outdoor track and field season. Eugene comes alive when track arrives, hence the nickname, “Tracktown, USA.” It really is a track town. The fella who set the new US record in the mile run, Yared Naguse, was on his high school bowling team. Then he ran the timed mile for PE and the PE teacher had the track coach take a look. Here we are. Solid running all the way around.

Independence Day & Bodies in Space

Posted on July 7, 2023

Independence Day went like a fast-moving bottle rocket, without the bottle or the rocket for me. The day started with the annual Butte-to-Butte 10k road race that takes people from the south end of town to the north, running between the boundaries of the two buttes: Spencer and Skinner. This year, rather than run, I volunteered as a “course marshal,” where I stand with a stop sign to block a cross street and prevent cars from crossing the route. I enjoyed seeing many people I knew and cheering them on. Then last evening, I had the chance to attend the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field with seats on the finish line. It was a fun solo evening, but talking with…

Looking Into You

Posted on March 22, 2023

Well, I looked into a house I once lived inAround the time I first went on my ownWhen the roads were as many as the places I had dreamed ofAnd my friends and I were oneNow the distance is done and the search has begunI’ve come to see where my beginnings have gone~ Looking Into You, by Jackson Browne I drove north to Seattle this past weekend to help my stepmom with removing some furniture from her new apartment she now shares with her new husband. During the drive up I stopped off at the house I lived in from the time I was a year or two years old until about 9, when I moved from my Mom’s house to live with my…