Category Archives: running


Found this on the book of faces…an 81-year-old not only finished a beer mile with a not-too-bad time, but she beat her daughter and son-in-law while she was at it:

This 81-Year-Old Grandma Is Better at Drinking and Running Than You Are

If you’ve ever subjected your body to a beer mile race — easily one of the world’s ultimate tests of physical and emotional endurance — you might want to contact Elvira Montes for some pointers. The 81-year-old grandmother of three was, not only the oldest person to finish during the 2015 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas on Tuesday night, but also outran her daughter and son-in-law, according to a report byRunner’s World. Needless to say, she’s a freaking hero.


While the beer mile world champions crossed the finish line in a cloud of sweat and suds faster than you can pour a beer and drink it, Montes finished the race with a damn impressive time of just 20 minutes and 24 seconds — 50 seconds faster than her 47-year-old daughter. She admittedly doesn’t even like beer, but pounded four bottles of KCCO Gold Lager from Resignation Brewery, according to the report.

The race marked Montes’ second beer run, having participated in the same event last year. Next year, she plans to break 20 minutes and said she can improve by drinking her beer faster.


On weight

DSCN5150I was going through my old pictures and found this.  This was from about five years ago.

It’d read a bit higher than that now…by about 35 pounds. :-P  Guess it’s time to get serious about shedding some of the excess tonnage.  Hashing once or twice a week isn’t getting the job done by itself (especially when I ended up missing this past Saturday’s trail due to the early start).  I have a treadmill; it’s been idle.  I have a nice neighborhood; I’ve not been out for a run (or even a bike ride) in a while.  Not doing these things has gotten me where I am…time to suck it up and get back in shape again.