I looked back at the old guy again. I find it interesting what I wrote. Here it is:
So anyway I got to hang out with my friend Jacob yesterday. Jacob, of DeBoer Bros cafe and bakery. I learned a lot. I learned the mirror went farther than I thought. A lot of things happening to friends and stuff in my neck of the woods.
I met a guy who just lost his wife this past December. They were married 61 years. Between breaking 22:00 in a 5K and meeting this man. I'd rather meet the man. I didn't want to know his sadness though. Those are things only God can deal with. YIKES!!
Pre-race. You know what??? Don't even care. I had such a full day yesterday hanging out with Jacob it doesn't even matter. Give me life or give me a race, I'll take life. I plan on kicking FUCKING ASS in that race though!!! FUCK IT!!! :)
First off I did think of that old guy after my race. Glad I was alone, when thinking about him. :) It tells me something about my future. I won't say anything about it. I have hinted about it before. Wanna know a great promise I have been given? Everything that happens will be for good. How about that?
Isn't that interesting. Last thing I really wanted to do was think of that old guy, but I was lead there anyway. Interesting huh?
Anyhoo, We ran last night, and it was a surprising run. I didn't tell you about my 16 miler on Saturday. Jerry, Jeff, and I ran together. Once I met up with them, and the group, we headed off west around Eldeans Yacht Club. That was over 5-3/4 miles against a 25 mph. wind. Ummm that sucks. I think it took its toll on us, because it seemed like a pretty hard run for 16 miles. It mapped out exactly 16 miles on my route too. How about that?? My pace was 9:30-ish. That was a bit disheartening. 16 miles-tired legs-slower pace than I would have liked. I found out last night we all pretty much felt like crap after that run. Wind is a bitch. Last night we ran our 6 mile route on the snow melt. This is what surprised me. We went slow, and easy, and really it was an enjoyable run. Never pushed it, the temps were 40-ish, and it felt pretty good. I was surprised to see a 8:30 pace at the end. We haven't been running that fast, and I felt we were going at 9:00 pace or something. Kinda freaked me out. In a good way though. Maybe a couple back to back 30 mile weeks has me getting in a bit of better shape. I'll take it. There is still hope for me. :)
Bob, Helen, Matt, Kristen, and the funny teacher lady were out too last night. I even saw Melgert, Lisa's Dad coming out of the bookstore. I am not sure what book he got. He is interested in books like "U.S. bolts on their subs were stronger than the German bolts they used on their subs-and other turning points in the War" Nice enough guy, but you really wouldn't want to have too long of a conversation with him. Luckily he stopped bringing out all his firearms to show off every time we visit. Once every five years or so. :) j/k.
Now the Tourney. I took another 6 minutes filling out my brackets. If I could have looked at every teams schedule, and who they played, and how they played against the better teams I would have. I didn't see an easy way to do it, and I wasn't that interested in taking too much time to find an easy way. So I went by gut. I saw a few Big 10 games this year, and a lot of Big 10 teams have go to players, who I feel can take over a game. In my opinion future NBA players. I know that is hard to predict, but that is what I think. Big 10 kicks butt is how my brackets came out. 5 teams in the sweet 16.
Big Upset???? Illinois beats Kansas. Butler beats Pittsburgh. Final 4 is Purdue, BYU, Duke, and Ohio State. Ohio State beats Purdue in the Championship. Sorry folks, looks like that will be the winning picks. :)
In my bizarro world last place is 1st place, so I am going for the Championship 2nd year in a row. :)
Woo Hoo!!! :)
That is it for today!!! :)
Thanks for reading!!! :)
Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!! :)
Love You All!!! :)
p.s. Bulls #1 in the East as we speak. #1 means Miami would have to play the Celtics, and winner gets the Bulls, if things would fall that way. A big deal in my opinion.
Now for really really cya cya cya. :)