I traded 500 baseball cards for a 62' Pumpsie Green, NY Mets back in the day. It was cool, but he doesn't appear in my collection today any longer....hmmm. I have about 125,000 cards, which I seldom look at anymore. Occasionally someone will say something like, "My parents grew up by Ray Sadecki in Kansas City". Next time I see them I'll bring them one of their cards. I get stuff like, "Do you remember Wayne Granger". Sure, who doesn't. Which team do you want him from. It's about the only way to get rid of commons now-a-days. Thinking back, I told a Red Sox fan Pumpsie was the first black player for them. It's now in his collection of 20 cards. I think the last card I gave away was a Twins - Phil Roof card. The one he's squating with that huge catchers mitt. I have given away Aaron, Mays, and Clemente cards to younger kids, but I am a little more reluctant today. They didn't print 2,000,000 copies by seven companies each back in the day.
Voyageur is Saturday. I am looking forward to just jogging out and see what happens. I just hope the power lines aren't as slick as last year. Any decisions concerning Sawtooth/Superior will wait until my return. I am in okay shape. 40-50 miles a week, some long runs, but a pile of heat training runs. Caught some grief, but the best part is...I don't care.
I see Brother Grub was kind enough to document my running gear choices. I would buy some of that stuff if I do another 100 miler. I just go and buy stuff at a regular store because that's what I have always done. I have had people not go on a run because they forgot Body Glide or a water bottle. Are you serious. Here's an empty Pepsi bottle and I have the cap...grow a set. I've won two fuel belts, which I gave away...to marathoners, go figure. I like that stuff Kevin showed and I might buy that shoe dryer...by wife's orders.
Brother Grub looks solid. If he reads this, I would say stay the course and don't get greedy the last month. Remember your mantra. "Live for another day".
Personally, I have to quit telling others in the greater running community what I want to do. I all about committed to a team for Al's Run (claiming I could break 30 for an 8k) and now I'm not that interested. I'm really into this run about 50 a week and do what I want mode. Plus the Northern are hitting like a German Shepherd (had to look that spelling up, it didn't look right) on a rib roast.