Once again, the soldiers of Sydney's Angel Army are joining together to battle the pavement in Brigg's & Al's Run 2008!
The run/walk starts on the Marquette University campus on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 10 am. The course runs east through downtown Milwaukee, north through the east side and south on Lincoln Memorial Drive to the finish line just outside the Summerfest grounds. The run is an 8k course (roughly 4.95 miles). The walk is either a 3- or 5-mile course. There is also a wheelchair event for individuals who use a wheelchair.
The Patrick Cudahy Park Friends will meet on Monday, Sept. 22nd, at Patrick Cudahy Park. The meeting will begin at 6 pm. The group will be planning their Fall Festival at this meeting. Volunteers are needed. Contact Tina Dondajeski for more info.
On Saturday, Sept. 20th, the soldiers of Sydney's Angel Army completed Brigg's & Al's Run for Children's Hospital. I finished the 8k race in 43' 50". ( 8k is approximately 4.9 miles ). I finished 1,168th out of 3,325 runners overall. I finished 87th out of 164 runners in my age/sex category and I finished 853rd out of 1,879 male runners.
I recently finished reading "Running Until You're 100" by Olympic Runner Jeff Galloway. I have an autographed copy of this book. I met the author about a year-and-a-half ago when he was at Instep. (ok, I'm a slow reader). The author wrote "Greg -- You can do this -- but no guarantees after 100" on the inside cover of the book.
I am intrigued by the idea of running into old age. As a high school student at Whitnall High School I was on the Cross Country Team and I ran the half-mile in Track. Although I did not realize it at the time my running experience in High School was the beginning of a life-long interest in running. I was not one of the top runners on the team; I was just average. I did; however, continue running after high school. I have been running for 30 years starting as a High School Freshman. I sometimes wonder how long I will be able to run.