Saturday, August 9, 2008
Wrapping Up the Day
Greetings TEAM VOICE! Wow what a day it’s been. It’s been exciting hearing from everyone today and reading your blogs and all the comments out there. What a cool way to bring everyone together. I’ve mentioned a few highlights over on AATC but truthfully you should go around and visit each blog.
My own run did not start until 9:00am. I had wanted to be out the door by 5 or 6am but I had to play my part for the Olympics. Early this morning I joined the ranks of those people behind the scenes that deliver these events to your home. My part was simply to log in to a pc at work at 1:00am and change the HD feed for USA networks to an HD Olympic feed. My office received word on Thursday that this was coming. Each day of the games someone from my office will log in and change various feeds to deliver the games to Iowa, Illinois, Southern Minnesota, and parts of Missouri. I will be making another 1:00am change tomorrow. There are 4 changes per day. 1:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00am, and 4:30pm. There are three others in my group sharing this responsibility.
So following that change I went to bed and did not wake up till nearly 8. Bummer, because I had to deal with the sun. But I’m still fairly pleased with my run. I ran my normal Dewey course which took me past a sad scene that occurred a couple days ago.
For those of you I have not told, a man died along the trial last Wednesday evening. I noticed flowers as I jogged by. If you’re interested you can read about it here. I can’t help but wonder if the gentleman was out exercising alone and had a heart attack. Cause of death is still unknown. However his bicycle was found nearby.
I will say one thing about that bothersome sunshine. It does make you appreciate shade. The weather here has begun to tease us with cooler temps. I can’t wait for it to “stay” cool. I’m not certain how to address the fact that I will be dealing with humidity again when I get to Florida. By then I will be using the Treadmill leading up to the event. I am planning a couple short runs when I do get to Florida.
Watching the games here tonight. Saw Michael Phelps take Gold in his first swimming event as he set a new world record for I believe it was the 400m. If this post wasn’t already so long I would rant about how they butchered our National Anthem as he received his medal. Grrrrrr.
That moment on the podium is always a moving moment as the top athlete gets to enjoy a few minutes of national pride. No athlete should have their moment tarnished. Hopefully this will not happen again.
Great job today everyone!!!
Posted by Jeff W at 11:13 PM