Go, you chicken fat, go away! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:31:02 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Apr 26, 2018 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-26-2018.html <p>All of the teachers in the state of Arizona are participating in a walk out so they can be paid more money.&nbsp; #redfored.&nbsp; So, since my kids didn&#39;t have to go to school, I slept in.&nbsp; I don&#39;t know why that makes any sense since I still have to get up to go to work.&nbsp; Anyway, I didn&#39;t get out the door until around 9:30am.&nbsp; Luckily it wasn&#39;t that hot.&nbsp; I was a little faster today.&nbsp; Also, I&#39;m on a diet.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 25, 2018 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-25-2018.html <p>So I was telling my wife about the vagrants in the area, and she said her friend told her that they had set up a huge white tent.&nbsp; Curiostiy got the better of me, and I decided to run over by where they had been.&nbsp; I ran south down the east side of the Floodway.&nbsp; I could see Rich Porter running on the west side of the Floodway in the opposite direction, but I didn&#39;t know it was him at the time.&nbsp; The coast was clear on the east side, but I saw something on the west side.&nbsp; A body mabye?&nbsp; When I got to the west side I ran over to what I spotted earlier.&nbsp; It was a table cloth.&nbsp; Weird.&nbsp; I kept going and saw this tote full of food underneath a tree.&nbsp; I looked around, but didn&#39;t see anybody.&nbsp; I kept going and saw another tree with shards of toilet paper.&nbsp; That must be their poop tree.&nbsp; As I came back out to the main road, I finally saw the vagrant.&nbsp; Now, who knows, perhaps he&#39;s perfectly harmless and just a down on his luck guy with no where to go.&nbsp; But there&#39;s always that element of the unknown.&nbsp; So I watched him as he crossed the road and I saw Rich running back.&nbsp; But I still didn&#39;t know it was Rich, so I waited just to make sure he/she didn&#39;t get attacked.&nbsp; Sorry Rich for briefly thinking you were a woman.&nbsp; As I was waiting I realized there was a woman on a bike on the east side of the floodway.&nbsp; She was yelling for Joe, the vagrant pulling all their belongings in a huge suitcase.&nbsp; So she probably knew I was watching him inconspicuously.&nbsp; Oh well.&nbsp; So when I finally realized it was Rich and that he wasn&#39;t in any danger, I waited for him and he ran with me the final quarter of a mile to my house.&nbsp; The End.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-24-2018.html <p>I usually put Emily on the bus and then I go running which is right around 8am.&nbsp; But last night I &quot;finished&quot; a project, and early this morning I got a text asking for some changes.&nbsp; So I made the changes and checked some emails, and listened to messages, and then I got another text about some more changes.&nbsp; I made the changes and finally got out the door at 10:30am.&nbsp; It was quite warm.&nbsp; As I made the turn towards the canal I saw four RWCD workers.&nbsp; Two of them I knew, but the other two were new.&nbsp; I stopped and talked for a bit.&nbsp; Somebody had called in a complaint about some vagrants in the area.&nbsp; They were waiting for the sheriff&#39;s deputy to open the gate and let him in.&nbsp; I ran my loop and as I was coming back they started yelling at me, &quot;Pick it up, Burt!&nbsp; Pump those arms!!!&quot;&nbsp; Even though it was a bit condescending, it made me feel good.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-23-2018.html <p>I took Herbie with me for the first time today.&nbsp; He did pretty good.&nbsp; Up until he saw a pitbull and wanted to play.&nbsp; Now he&#39;s playing too rough with Cupid, our pig.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 17, 2018 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-17-2018.html <p>My legs have been incredibly sore over the last few days since my last run.&nbsp; Incredibly, because I only ran 1.45 miles and it was at a 12 min. pace.&nbsp; How does that happen?&nbsp; Anyway, today was about 7 seconds faster than last time.&nbsp; Now my knee hurts.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 13, 2018 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-13-2018.html <p>First run in forever.&nbsp; Totally ruined by a text message I received while running.&nbsp; In retrospect, I shouldn&#39;t have read it.&nbsp; Ha!&nbsp; But I did.&nbsp; Basically I&#39;ve been working on this project for the County for a while now.&nbsp; The reviewer won&#39;t approve it no matter what I do.&nbsp; And I do exactly what he tells me to do!!!!&nbsp; So I had thoughts of wanting to destroy this man for the rest of my run.&nbsp; Anyway, it&#39;s almost 2pm now, and I got another text that my client went to the supervisor and the supervisor approved the plan.&nbsp; So now I can concentrate on other things besides kidnap and torture.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 06:00:00