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Jordan Rapp quote sums it up!

This Jordan Rapp quote sums it up.
"It's about the process. It doesn't matter what you do tomorrow and it doesn't matter what you did yesterday. It's about today, and making today count. That's especially true in training, but it's the same mentality that I carry into racing. Focus on the task at hand, not on the finish line, or the next part of the race, but what it is that is right there in front of you in the moment."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

FAP Slush Run Under the Stars

So we had the "monthly" Fat Ass Pylon run last night on the Don Ravine Trails.Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, the mild day had turned the snow to slush and made the run a six mile slog through an ice cold river. Some of the ponding we ran through was almost knee deep. Captain,Phantom and I headed off for the hills loop,  Graham and Sub stayed on the flats. Bad move, as the flats were where all the runoff wound up.
  At the end of the night, it turned out to be a great run. Just over an hour,maybe 7 miles total. No one got hurt. Later on, Moonshot and Ladies man dropped by and joined us for chili, Caesar salad, french bread, Mrs. Digger's brownies, chocolate almonds, Neapolitan ice cream and beer. No sign of Beaver or Pointer, even though they only live 5 minutes away.
  I found a wine called "Stump Jump" from Australia, which also happens to be the name of one of Captain's favourite trail 50k's in Tennessee.Thanks to Graham,who is also from Australia, for explaining that a "Stump Jump" is a type of farmer's plough that can pass over stumps without breaking the blade. In Tennessee, a "Stump Jump" is when you have to jump over a stump.
  Anyhow, the Captain decided it was time for some new FAP (Fat Ass Pylons, the name of our running group) apparel. Singlets, poseur shirts etc.We found out that our team anacronym, FAP,is now internet speak for something very funny. Check it out here.


We decided to stick with FAP's, Moonshot said it was better than "A Bunch of F*c#in' Wankers.

 Here's a shot of the moon, after the run.

Here's the leftovers, what am I going to do with all that beer? Wait a minute..........


  1. I'll get rid of the Old Mil for you.

  2. That's 5% alcohol Old Mil too! When we were in Moab, I had 6 Budweisers and still felt fine. Later, we found out the maximum allowed alcohol in Utah was 3.2% but they don't tell you that anywhere.The only exception was in their few liquor stores(mostly hidden in back rooms) and in Brewpubs if you got food. And I hear Colorado's the same?
    Not as bad as Canyon De Chelly in North Eastern Arizona,200 miles to the nearest beer store.

  3. Colorado is most certainly not the same! You can only get that 3.2 crapola in grocery stores, but it's full strength everywhere else.