Yes, I'm not only a Trail Nerd, but I'm also a "Blade" Nerd. For Christmas, I got the Blade Runner "Final Cut" DVD. My wife also had a wonderful photo of my dog, my grandson and me framed. It was a professional photo that we had taken last year. It holds special significance, because my dog was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Since my grandson was having Christmas morning with his other family members, and my wife was working, I scheduled a Trail Nerd run at 8 a.m. One Newbie Nerd (Janelle) and an out-of-towner-ultrarunner (Rob Newcomer) showed up to run 9 or 10 miles in the crunchy snow. It was a good way to start getting into the Christmas spirit.
I went home, took a hot bath, and took my time cleaning up the house while listening to Blues music, and getting ready for the day. My two grown kids came over at about noon, and started cooking Christmas dinner for us...what a treat! And these kids know how to cook. It was an awesome meal.
My grandson was dropped off at our house at about 5 p.m. We opened presents and of course, he was spoiled rotten by all of us. What a great Christmas! I hope all of you had a good holiday, too.
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.