[mountainmilers] Re: Steve Orth - a man who has the 'A' towns confused....

  • From: dave zelman <trifivelover@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mountainmilers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:27:13 -0800 (PST)

Ken, are those the shorts hanging on the nail in the corner of the garage?lol

From: Deborah Baker <deborahdances@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: mountainmilers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, January 26, 2011 7:27:25 PM
Subject: [mountainmilers] Re: Steve Orth - a man who has the 'A' towns 

thanks alot Ken...now I'm scared
From: wersc@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To: mountainmilers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mountainmilers] Re: Steve Orth - a man who has the 'A' towns 
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:46:25 -0700


Apparently you HAVE forgotten.  If the truth be told, I would suggest you'd 
"repressed" the memory, but that's just because I'm working at an office 
with any number of certified medical counselors in residence.  

Would you care for a referral?


John P

On Wed Jan 26 16:53 , Golfdood51@xxxxxxx sent:

Ok, that subject should have grabbed you.  Steve has been talking about going 
Athens, Greece for a marathon and has just entered the Lost Dutchman's race in 
Apache Junction.  

>Now the only thing Athens and Apache Junction have in common is that they 
>with an "A".  All similarities end there.  In fact throughout my life, I have 
>entertained that any city ending in "ville" or "junction" is flat out 
>"Hicksville" (sorry for the pun) and should be avoided.  
>So I was thinking about the Lost Dutchman's race and it brought up some 
>that I wish to share with you - not that I am trying to sway you into entering 
>(YIKES) or trying to get you to run as fast as possible in the opposite 
>direction (SWEET).
>As I recall and my memory is still decent when it comes to races, I was there 
>2006, 07, 08 and did the half there in 2006 and the full the next 2 years.  I 
>ran the half a week after the Sedona half where they screwed up my time and 
>would not fix it - so I had something to prove.  The only thing I really 
>remember is that the wind was supposed to be coming out of the west so we 
>run with the wind for a half, then against it for the 2nd half - I wanted the 
>reverse.  Took off and the wind was against us and the flags proved it - I 
>remember thinking to myself that the weather forecasters were chuckleheads to 
>say the least on blowing another forecast --- after turning around -as god is 
>witness, the wind switched completely and was in my face and the flags proved 
>it.  I ran 13.1 into the wind.  Thanks Apache Junction...
>In my next year trying to smoke a marathon, I was feeling awesome and was 
>running quick at about 11, a young man offered me an apple goo on an uphill 
>stretch.  Sounded great even though I was not a goo guy.  By 14, my stomach 
>starting to gurgle and the GI's were mounting an attack...by 17 I was stopping 
>at every porta pottie.  Twice I didn't make it in time and that was not 
>a pretty 
>picture but I was lucky that I was wearing an extra long sleeve T-shirt that I 
>could wrap around my waste.  May have been the worst I have felt in my life.  
>Kathy Dahl was at the finish line and she said I could not have looked 
>Thanks Apache Junction...
>BUT I CAME BACK because runner's have short memories...the next year, Steve-O 
>went too.  I messed around and almost made us late for the race.  I think we 
>were on the last bus and the race started 4 minutes after we got off the 
>Nice warm up Ken.  I copped an attitude.  They got a really good picture of me 
>running at about mile 6 - I am guessing - one of my favorite pictures and I 
>it framed...got hot that day. I swore at a truck flying by me on hwy 60 (there 
>are 2 one mile stretches where you run the shoulder of hwy 60).  I was pretty 
>fast that day too until a guy handled me a piano at mile 20 asked me to carry 
>to the finish line for him...jackass.  But hey at least I ran under 4 hours.  
>And I was getting out of the "A" town...YES!!!!
>Maybe I should go back...I have forgotten the REALLY bad stuff!  Ken
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