I found myself running the Red White & Boom 1/2 marathon this morning in Mpls. The fact is that I didn't realize I was even registered for it until I get some emails from TCM this week reminding me of the race. It was ugly, but I managed to cover the 13.1 miles without doing too much damage. Maybe a little weird to say, but the highlight of the race was seeing & meeting the venerable Tim Ek before the race, he was there supporting his wife who was running. We talked briefly about Kanza and the 99er, he seemed genuinely humbled by the Beat the Sun award that he had inspired at the Kanza. Good dude.