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Ultracentric and A Walk in the Park

Saturday was one of those days you hope would happen more often, but they seldom do. It was a day of rest and re-creation, which Kim and I both needed.

Kim started her day at the PSHS Wrestling match. She went to support three of her students who wrestled on the team. Neither of us know about the sport other than somebody wins after two guys throw each other around inside a circle for a certain amount of time. Kim's a good teacher because she does more than just teach the classes assigned to her.

I headed out about 4:00 a.m. to work an aid station at theUltracentric run. This was the site of the the 2006 National 24 Hour Run Championship. Those who won this race would make the USA team for the World Cup 24 Hour Run in Canada next July. No, really. They get to do that...

The racers includedthe Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karnaze, who had just run 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states two weeks ago. Jesse Itzler, the 100-mile man, who raised a million dollars for ten charities as a result o…