Our World – Spring Weekend Update


We are unwinding from cold Spring to a warmer Spring. Last Thursday I got home in time for a fast (for me) ten miles on a trail close to home. I can run again after about a one year hiatus so I plan on alternating running with bicycling. Which probably means that I will suck at both but I am going to protect my knees.


Friday I discovered the thrill of cheap tickets on stubhub(dot)com. March Madness came to Tulsa and as game time approached the prices of tickets from the online scalpers plunged. I was able to get a lower level ticked for a fraction of the face cost. I love getting a deal and I thoroughly enjoyed the game.


Friday night was warm enough for the first fire on the patio night for Heather and I, and the dogs. Although they had a worried look, like “We have a perfectly good house just a few feet away, what are doing out here?”


Saturday afternoon Logan and I headed to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and along with a bunch of other people rebagged potatoes from huge supersacks holding hundreds of pounds to ten pound bags. After about three hours I think I have had enough of potato sacking to last me a while.


Here is a sign they had as we left . I liked it and thought I would share it.


Sunday morning was more volunteering for me as I helped at an aid station for a trail race on Turkey Mountain here in Tulsa. I poured out cups of gatorade and water, set out cookies, pretzels, cheetos, m&m’s and potato chips, cut up bananas, and made a bunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Look at those people actually running. None of the photos taken of me while I am running, actually show me running. I look like a fat guy walking to a donut shop.

Trail Runners and are a great group. They are very polite and appreciative. Most of them stop for a little bit and visit. Also they are very neat and tidy. On road races it is customary for the racers to just throw the cups down on the street at an aid station. I have never once seen that happen in a trail race. They hate litter and so put the cups in the trash sack and a few of them actually pick up bits of trash as they are running. They love their trails and want them to stay clean.


As you can see it was kind of a party from time to time. It was a lot of fun but I was beat after my three hour shift, plus I had to walk back to the car through the mud that these folks were running in.

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

I am linking with Our World Tuesday

10 thoughts on “Our World – Spring Weekend Update

  1. DeniseinVA

    Enjoyed reading this post and looking at all your great photos. Looks like you had a busy time but a fun one. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  2. Angie

    Wow, am I feeling like a slug … you packed a lot into a three-day weekend, and so much to benefit others. You rock! You clearly are answering the call of Dr. King’s quote!!!! My weekend included a shift at the ski resort, household chores, checking my trail cams, Skyping with family and a get-together with a couple that used to be our neighbors. A good one, to be sure.

  3. Driller's Place

    Love that first image and yes, protect those knees. They’re the best ones you will ever have. We went to a NIT basketball game since the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks were playing in Fayetteville. They play again Thursday night and I am planning on being there. Spring is in the air and spring showers are on their way. Have a blessed week.

  4. Sallie

    Interesting to compare the two types of race people. I like the trail runners best. … we used to volunteer weekly at a food redistribution facility.., hard work, but fun and felt good.

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