Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kowalski's New Store in Excelsior

I took these shots as I entered the door. I think Kowalskis' deserves kudos for an abundant opening display.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August 1 - The Tour De Tonka is coming!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Back yard training with Dyaln and Shelly

Dylan trains- slightly

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Search for Eldorado in Excelsior

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cross Fit competition

I began and ended my run on Saturday to the sound of grunts and groans. No, not mine. There was a day long Cross Fit couples challenge competition right there, next to my starting point on the trail.
Kettle bells were flying. Timers shouted out commands as the participants moved through the staions. Squats, dead lifts, kettle bells and cycles. They were timed and monitored. It looked extremely... well tortuous.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Behind the Community Garden

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Paths along the way


traveled, but not too much.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Excelsior Firecracker Races 2015

Overhead there was a buzzing like a giant mosquito. The pesty sound drown out the ‘pumped’ music playing to motivate the 3 waves of runners. The Mile, 5K and 10 K runners lined up and headed out 15 minutes later than scheduled. Organizers said it was due to a pickup truck parked on the course, in front of Maynards. I think that excuse is used for a lot of things.... but once the word came across the wires that the street was cleared, the races began.

It is a confusing event. Runners from the longer races melding and overlapping at the finish line. Hell bent for leather 10 K runners weaving theoir way to the finish among the slower 5K runners. That in mind it is a fun run. I could nothelp but wonder if my watch was right, the times I had on mywatch seemed out of synch with the runners and their speeds. So I will post photos.