First Up: A Fine Note From Cedar Falls, Home Of The UNI Panthers
Scott Gall, owner of The Runners Flat store in Cedar Falls, speaketh thusly:
This is Scott Gall from The Runner's Flat in Cedar Falls and we are just wanting to offer a couple nights to Team Vardo that might be of interest.
1) Team Night-added discounts on everything in the store to do a private "team night" for shoe fitting, gait analysis. You save more by doing so after hours when we can focus on helping your group w/out any distractions.
2) Snowshoe Adventure-sometime this winter we could travel to you to do a snowshoe clinic followed by a snowshoe hike/run. If interested, we just need a solid date to assure enough snowshoes, etc.
And Now: Mr. Delaney Runs His First Marathon. Survives, Succeeds, And Files Report
Twin Cities marathon report. Start temp was mostly sunny and 40. Finish temp was cloudy and 40, ideal for running. Over 300,000 spectators lined this beautiful route around the lakes and rivers. Finishing time was 4:07:17. Mr. Delaney
(Editor's Note: I saw Mr. Delaney yesterday. He was walking kinda funny . . .but, shoot the horse and paint me red, 4:07 for a first marathon, and he has asthma . . . damn, Miss Kitty, that's VardoRiffic.)
Another Marathon Finisher This Weekend: Sister Stacey
Plenty of chatter on the Interpol wire the past two days regarding Sister Stacey Roberts and her fine performance at a marathon held in Austria or Germany or one of those other South African nations. 4:18 was her finish time. Special Agent Rich Bundy (probably not his real name) provides the link with further details: Sparkasse-Marathon Update: Sister Stacey now in custody of Brother Mullins, who is escorting Ms. Roberts to the safe house in Ames.
Tonight's Group Run Routes. From The Kitchen Of Jamile
Tuesday night calls for two distances: 4 miles and 3 miles, respectively.
4-mile runners enjoy the Four Mile Fall Leaves Frolic:
3-mile runners enjoy the same route; however, continue east on 6th street, south on Northwestern, then back to the Community Center.
Caveat: If frolicking expeditiously, one may miss the fall splendor. See ya Tuesday! Jamile
For Your Reading Pleasure, A Suggestion From Our Good Friend Katie Bradshaw
"George, I just know the Vardeaux need this book. Too bad it's out of print."
The link: Fun with Crime
(Editor's Note: Mrs. Dr. Jeff (Katie) Bradshaw continues to make progress with her electro-shock therapy at the Nebraska State Institution For Mildly Criminally Insane Women.)
Group Runs / Activities This Week
Tuesday: 5:15 PM Team Vardo Happy Quarter Hour. Your host: Steve Schainker, City Manager
Tuesday: 5:30 PM Group Run. Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts. Your RouteMaster: Jamile Shirley
Wednesday: A fine birthday - Sir Rich Bundy
Wednesday: This week's discussion topic: Is the Fareway express lane really your fastest option?
Thursday: 5:30 PM Group Run. Ada Hayden Heritage Warren Q. Madden Iowa Film Office Tax Credit R.I.P. Memorial Park
Saturday: Group Run. Your RouteMaster/Livestock: Team Laczniak, featuring Joey the Goat