Weekend in Review – VFC, Fontenelle Forest and the Corporate Cup

The Weekend in Snapshots

Friday

VFC Fights at Stir Cove.  Thanks to our friends Asa and Tracy, we had table seating up close and personal with the action and next to the walk of fame (or shame). The fighters treated us to quite interesting choices of music for their walks to the cage.  You’d think they would choose some heavy, make you want to beat the crap outta someone, music.  Instead, we got combinations of River Dance and Michael Jackson.  Really, fellas?

It was a COLD night but an entertaining time.   The fights were fun to watch, the people watching better (oh hello, testosterone and alcohol filled juvenile men) and the company the best.

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Saturday

Saturday morning I drove over to Bellevue to meet up with Jess for a hike around Fontenelle Forest.

 

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We first met up for an easy 1 mile jog to Fonentelle.   Once there we paid our $7 entry fee and hiked for about an hour before  finishing the morning with another easy 1 mile jog.

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It was an absolutely GORGEOUS Fall morning and I can’t think of anything better then starting it with exercise, fresh air and good conversation.

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Jess and I always have some of the best talks about life, work, love and friendships.  Love that chick.

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After hiking I took a trip to the grocery store and treated myself to a light Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.  I was curious what all the hype was about.  Let’s just say it was divine, my friends.

 

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Saturday evening was spent at my girl Tyree’s house for a little birthday bonfire for Coleman.    It was another beautiful fall night spent with some pretty darn good people.

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Sunday was the Corporate Cup.   HOLY HILLS, Batman.

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This is promptly after viewing the first leg of the route.   Hills.   Just hills.  OMAHA!  Are ya trying to kill me, or what?!

The Omaha Corporate Cup is a 2 mile or 10K race.   2 miles seems too short and competitive for me.  I prefer longer distances that allow me to pace myself and ‘enjoy’ the race.

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The required Sea of People photo opp prior to the start.

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Allow me to introduce you to Mile 1.

Up hill.

What you CAN’T see is the giant hill following this hill.

I wasn’t kidding when I said it was all hills.  Every mile, a hill.

And have I mentioned I haven’t run any distances over 4 miles since my Lincoln Half Marathon?  In May?  Have I also mentioned that I just recently started running again since said halfsy?   And by running, I mean a mile or 2 here and there, other then that measly 4 I did a few Saturday’s ago?

Oh, man.

Me, being the competitive lad that I am, was bound and determined to keep my average 9.3 mile pace, regardless of the hills.

What a friggin’ IDIOT.   Tomorrow, my legs are going to hate me, because I did it.   I finished the 6.2 in an hour.

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Team YMCA had quite the turn-out of runners.   CB YMCA is repping the yellow.  Nice work, team!

The remaining portion of my Sunday consisted of baking cookies and watching the boys piece back together Clint’s newly rebuilt motor.   Boys and their toys.

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Clint is fortunate to have such great buddies that enjoy doing this kind of work.  They were focused all day, I can tell you that!

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Cheers to a great weekend and here’s to making Monday a glass half-full kind of day.

 

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