Sunday, July 14, 2013

Weekend in Cape May, N.J. June 2013 (more Runting Training)

All Pictures at the Bottom

Margarite and I got an invite to visit Money and Ndeye-Anta in Cape May, New Jersey. You may Senegal last December. The big reason for the invite was Money knew I enjoyed Runting and Cape May had a big Runting race "The Pepperoni Bread Challenge", the event called for a 2.5 mile run, eat a 2 foot long pepperoni bread, and then run another 2.5 miles.
remember we traveled with Money and Ndeye-Anta to

If you want to know what Pepperoni Bread is, and how to make it, watch this video. The video shows a one and a half foot long bread the race called for eating a 2 foot long bread.

Gary Nolan who you may remember has done several Runting events with me, including "The Krispy Kreme Challenge" and "The Jog'n Hog" heard about the "The Pepperoni Bread Challenge". While
Gary Nolan was not at the same level as Dan The Man when it comes to Runting, he saw an opportunity for his 9 year old daughter, Cutify. Runting is just starting to open up for women. Gary Nolan thought this would be a great event to introduce Cutify to the sport of Runting.

We all meet for the big event, Saturday morning in Cape May. Luckily for me the eating portion of this event was optional. Margarite and I planned on just running the 5 mile event and skip the eating portion. I am currently training for a half Ironman and a Marathon and need to watch my weight. To much Runting can cause excessive weight gain.

For the younger folks like Cutify there was a junior Runting event, the participants only had to run one mile, eat a 12 inch long Pepperoni Bread and then run another mile. The junior event started at 9:00 AM and the regular event started once the junior event was complete.

Melanie, Cutfy's older sister was also doing the junior event. It was great to watch all these future Runters warming up. They warmed up both their legs and stomach.

Gary Nolan, Margarite, and I decided to run along with the Junior Runters for support. What a great
event, not only were the kids fast, Cutify ran her first mile in 13 minutes, they could eat, downing that Pepperoni Bread in just 5 minutes. Cutify asked her dad for some eating techniques, watching the two of them devour these Pepperoni Breads was cute.

After the Junior Event, we had the 5 mile race, all the adults opted out of the optional eating part. Gary Nolan, and I had respectful finishes, averaging under 7:30 minute mile pace. While Margarite blew it out getting second overall with a pace under 6:30 minute miles.

After the race Money and Ndeye-Anta invited us back to their place for a post race after party, party.

Once everybody was fully recovered we decided to take the Willow Creek Winery bus to the Winery for a quick tour of the grounds. What a great way to celebrate a great event and great weekend.

Next I am off to Seattle and the San Juan Islands.

Cheers for now,


Friday, July 5, 2013

Long Weekend at The Homestead (Runting Training) Hots Springs, Virginia June 7th - 10th, 2013

 All Picture are at the bottom of this post

I had a great opportunity to join Dan The Man training his son Daniel on some runting The Homestead, in Hot Springs, Virginia . You may remember runting is the up and coming sport of combing Running and Eating = Runting. Dan The Man has become a professional Runter with numerous sponsors.

 Dan The Man has competing very well in both "The Jog n' Hog" and "The Krispy Kreme Challenge". As a champion runter, Dan The Man knows his time in the spot light is limited. He knows as the sport of runting get's traction there will be a younger group of runters that will dominate the sport.

The purpose of our visit to the Homestead, was two fold. One as I mentioned train Daniel in the sport of runting and also scout out some areas for new runting events. The reason Dan The Man chose The Homestead is for two reasons. One they
serve awesome fresh homemade doughnuts, and it is a beautiful area to design a runting course.

Another benefit that Dan The Man did not realize is that the Homestead's service has gone down hill and they are excited to host some runting events to bring new visitors so they can show off their newly renovated facilities.

Dan The Man invited along his entire family, including his in-laws. We started the training off rather lightly working up to the full dozen doughnuts. By the end of the weekend Daniel could down a dozen like there was no tomorrow.

While runting was the main driver for the visit we did a lot of other activities. Dan The Man and his son Daniel played golf or gorgeous courses in the smoky mountains.

Margarite and I did some great mountain biking, which was both very enjoyable and strenuous. All the kids (me included) had a blast enjoying the lazy river and water slides.

The in-laws did a hike down the gorge, not bad for 2 eighty some things,
while mom and the kids went horse back riding.

A great weekend was had by all.

As I continue to figure out where the next place to live should be I will be traveling around the United States, my next stop Cape May, New Jersey.