It's the time of year that I appreciate being alive. The hot & humid Kansas City Summer is pretty-much out of here, and the cooler Fall weather is in. It means that I can brew beer on the weekends again without being parboiled by the weather. It also means that I can run harder, longer and faster (outside) for the same reason. Training can be a real bitch around here in the Summertime.
Photos from Oktoberfest gets me in the Autumn mood, too. Check out this one. Aren't those some of the most big and beautiful mugs of beer that you've ever seen?
I'm not much of a German lager fan, but I could definitely go for "just a taste" of Germany, I think. Yum, yum, yum. Ich habe eine Liebe für Bier!
I find ways to enjoy life as much as I can. Also, life's too short to treat people poorly.
I'm into long runs in the park, consuming salt, popping blisters,
eating roadkill & tree bark, and burying whiners in shallow, unmarked
graves. I also enjoy designing trail race courses that would make the
Marquis de Sade blush.
A fun time for me would include banging muddy shoes together, setting
broken bones with a machinist's vise, and duct-taping-down any part of my
body that is bleeding or just flopping-about uselessly.
What helps me to be an active trailrunner and grandpa?
1) Daily sponge baths with bovine stem cells;
2) Copious amounts of delicious & nutritious homebrewed beer; and
3) My secret elixir...Bicarbonate of Figleaf.