Where in the hell am I?

Stories from the road, and home, by a contract archaeologist.

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Location: Texas, United States

I work out of town a lot as a contract archaeologist. Sometimes it's interesting. It can be quite funny, although probably only to other archys. Home is Austin, with my wife and our cute kitty and all of our crazy friends.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Race for the Cure, Charlie Brown

So this morning I woke up at about 6:20 to get ready to do the Race for the Cure. Last year it was on my birthday (which is November 6), and it was the first distance race I had ever run (I ran sprints at an intramurals competition in elementary school). I was neck and neck with Texas Gov. Rick Perry for much of the race, but I pulled ahead at the end (much like I wish Chris Bell was doing right now).
This year, I wasn't even sure I was going to run until about 6:35 am, when I decided I would be kinda antsy if I just walked. I've been feeling better, but not 100%, but I went for it. I couldn't find anyone to match pace with (US Rep. Lloyd Doggett was there, but he did the Walk, not the Run) so I was kind of on my own. I'm used to a treadmill with a speedometer. Anyway, I ended up with a time of 27:27, which is one of my best times, and I finished 77th in my age class (30-34, and I bet I was the oldest person in that class too!).
I'm celebrating with beer and burgers at Casino El Camino, continuing a tradition. I think I can swing working a short day on Tuesday, too! And after election results come in, I may just want to start drinking again.


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