Good morning Enid & Runangoers!
I'm at T-12 days & counting. My sister is at T-90 minutes & counting (for her new knee).
I taught cycling class this morning. I didn't do my usual post-class stuff this morning because I got into a conversation after class with a new guy - Tom. Our conversation quickly turned to running & it wasn't long before he mentioned he ran just during his freshman year in college with a HS classmate, Matt Centrowicz Sr! While Centrowicz was a famous collegiate runner at Oregon, I knew he spent his freshman year at my alma matter, Manhattan! Turns out Tom's freshman year was my senior year! He was a commuter/engineering major while I was a resident/liberal arts major so we never crossed paths in school but it was cool to meet a fellow Jasper!
The rest of this morning has been less exciting
I hung some orange Halloween lights outside the house. TBD will be exchanging them for Christmas lights in Dec. Orange isn't really a Christmas color and we'll see how ambulatory I am by then.
Bonus: One time while I was a teenager I was hanging out between pickup games at the basketball courts in a local park ("Balling" would be the current expression but back then we just called it playing basketball
) and some friends asked me to help out as their Rec. league softball team was 1 player short. There guys were better athletes than me at the time so they stuck me at catcher, a somewhat inconsequential position since stealing bases was not allowed in this league. However, a situation arose with no outs and runners on 2nd & 3rd. The batter flew out to short left field, the runners from both 2nd & 3rd tagged to advance after the catch & the left fielder made a perfect throw for me to tag the runner out at the plate & I also made a good throw to get the other runner at 3rd...a triple play!
There was also the 2008 World Series that the Phillies won!