50 miles of tales

late this afternoon, i met up with my friend ken. we had planned to visit at s’bux – but all tables were taken when we arrived! so we walked over to the huether, instead.

[sidenote: i have known ken for over seven years, we met through the store – ken worked p/t with us for a few years until he “re-retired” about four years ago. ken still comes out regularly to run club, so i see him fairly often].

remember, i had vowed that i was going to arrange a visit with ken asap so that i could pepper him with questions about his JFK 50 mile experience last saturday. today marks six days since the race – i thought ken might be hobbling around, but no – he’s feeling great and back in training mode!

IF i ever was to do a 50 mile race, the only one that interests me is the JFK. i wanted the scoop on everything about this historic race: ken’s opinion of his training, the trip to maryland, the course, the race day experience, ken’s recovery. ken was so gracious about answering my mega questions – we had a wonderful chat! ken’s wife, bonnie, also joined us so i was able to get the spectator perspective, as a bonus.

photo of the day: friday, november 23rd:

i had asked ken to please wear his official race shirt and finisher’s medal – which he kindly did!

today’s coffee hot chocolate and tea date with ken and bonnie was also outing #21 for the kiki project – that’s the 50%-of-my-age mark!

kikiproject photos!

ken and me (yes, i returned to the tried-n-true self-portrait pic taking!)

ken and bonnie! (here you can see the JFK cap that ken purchased at kit pick-up)

ken, bonnie and me!

when we exited the huether, there was all this white stuff flying around in the air…noooo!!! november 23rd is too early for snow! make it go away!

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  • Zo  On November 25, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Wow. 50 miles! I love that you got together to talk about it, that’s just a great idea. He can share and you can be inspired.

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

      it was so fun to chat!!! and no detail is too small…i love hearing play-by-play accounts from races!

  • Fran@BCDC  On November 24, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I must say that Ken is pretty impressive! You are also, Cathy for the runs you do. I’m sticking with walks! 😉

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

      thanks, fran! nothing wrong with walking…and ken does a lot of walking as part of his training, too!

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits  On November 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ken seems like the best kind of friend ever! And, I’ll agree – let’s not be talking snow in November – PLEASE!!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      stacie, ken is so chatty and friendly – very easy to talk to. he will be at boston for the marathon, this spring! hope you stay snow-free for awhile – you have had your share of unfavourable weather!

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