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BC: Best Run Ever!!

FC: Kansas 50th State | Rockin'K Marathon 2013 | Happy Birthday Kay!!

1: Sept. 21st 2012 | Kay | Kimmer 1st training run, 6 miles, Arboretum. | Kris

2: Kay, Kris & Linda 7 miles for the long run. Challenging quest at Token Creek. Not to mention trying to keep away from the creepy guy. | Sept. 27th 2012

3: The plan.....4 miles in and out one way, 1 1/2 miles in and out the other way. 12.something? Using Dave's GPS from now on. | Nov. 25th 2012 11 miles | Kay, Kris, Jason & Dave

4: Dec. 9th 2012 11 mile long run We were just supposed to get a dusting of snow.... It never stopped snowing. Beautiful!

5: Bluemounds State Park | Steve, Kay, Porter, Jason, Kris & Dave

6: Keep going left, should we go right?

7: Quotes of the day.... How far to the picnic area? Stiffy Can you fix my zipper? It's easy, It's all left turns..... Frolicking.....

8: Kettle Moraine 8 easy miles Morning after Hash-mas..... No problem! | Hey, how do you work this thing? | Dec. 16th 2012 Clay, Linda, Lisa, Mike, Kay, Kris & Jim

9: Training for Kay's 50th State the year of her 50th Birthday. Priceless!!!

10: Jason Brenda Jim Kay Kris Dave

11: Kettle Moraine, 13 miles | Dec. 22nd 2012 Day after the end of the World! Beautiful!...

12: Can't wait to get to the Stone Elephant! | I don't really see the Elephant.....

13: Such a beautiful Day....

14: Last sighting of Jeff Daniels

16: Jan 5th, 2013 Long run 14 miles... 21.83 = Stiffy's mileage calculation for Jeff Danielstcf's run yesterday. | Jim (Jeff Danielstcf) Kimmer Kay Dave (Stiffy) Linda Lisa Mike Clay

17: The Stone Elephant is a glacial erratic found off a rather rough section of the Ice Age Trail. It reminded me a bit of those sections so frequently mentioned in Mallory’s journal. The bit here winds up and down glacial ridges through shaded groves and small patches of prairie. We had traversed it in my first expedition with the Rockin’ K Training Group, despite deep snow and bitter cold. Not too far from Bald Bluff Base Camp is a ridge-top overlook. It was here that I made a desperate departure from the group during Expedition 2. In my defense, I have always trained to do without. Slog it out, stiff upper lip. If one can make one’s way under those conditions, then one will be prepared when things go awry. You see, my first expedition with the “Rockin’ K training group” departed from the very same Bald Bluff Base Camp. It appeared to me a well organized endeavor, however, there was an odd contingent and repeated pleas from the them to “suck off my tube.” “Oh, no! Please! Suck off my tube, others would entreat.” I knew then that something was amiss and, given ample snow and forest products, relied largely on locally available provisions. But during my second expedition (and I’m not proud to say this) I did in fact, suck off the tube of a Sherpa of sorts named Stiffy. This was to be my undoing. I very soon began to feel as if I was being followed! I picked up my pace and tried to put some distance between myself and whatever was crashing so wildly through the terrain behind me. I was nearly back to base camp when I thought it best to duck off and reconnoiter. I had managed quite a safe distance when whatever was in the “tube” kicked in. The entire left side of my body went numb. Entirely useless. Fortunately, having studied Shackleton, I remembered that one could use one’s own body to leverage itself and move forward. With the mantra; step, drag, lean, breathe; step, drag, lean, breathe, I managed to make my way back to base camp forcing the useless part of my body forward through sheer force of will. Once back, I was able to contact the rest of the party and warn them of Stiffy’s contaminated provision. The search party was called off and we made our way home. Written By: Jeff Danielstcf himself

18: Jan 12th, 2013 Long run 15 miles | Scuppernong on Ice Age Trail Kris, Kay, Jason, Lisa, Mike & Steve

19: "Sign of Spring"

20: Jan 19th, 2013 Bluemounds mountain bike trails. Long run, the longest 10 miles ever.... 48 minutes to cover 2.5 miles.

21: Yes we were slightly lost.... | Great training run at Blue Mounds -- that is if the Rockin' K is run through the rocky foothills of Teflon Mountain. We got experience with technical trails, frequent climbs and whining. We're close to mastering that last thing. If we could maintain today's blistering (Kay got a blister) pace, we'll cross the Rockin' K finish line in 8:28 | Jason, Kris, Kay & Dave

22: Also Jan 19th, 2012 The Kettle Runners from Saturday's training run! Balmy day with little to no snow...

23: 10 miles with friends and sleeping in. Yeahhhh. Beautiful run through the woods.

24: Jan 26th, 2013 Long run 16 miles Turned out to be a beautiful day in the Kettle. Ran across more runners this week -- some of whom we recognized. Photo by Kimmer. | Second in the series "Stone Elephant." | Kimmer,(not pictured)Mike,Steve,Porter, Lisa, Kay & Mike

25: Jan 27th, 2013 18 miles doing Arb loops in Madison. Coco bravely carrying on at mile 18.3 despite his injury. Congrats to the strongest runner, Kris Hinzman, on her longest run ever! | Kris, Lysianne, LaDonna, Brenda, Kevin, Jason & Jason.

26: Feb, 2nd 2013 John Dick Memorial 50k Run, most of us did 30k DNF | Jason, Kay, Kris, Dave, LaDonna, Kevin, Lysianne, and Ultra Jason.

27: New Best Day Ever.....

28: 50 Shades of Pink | February 23rd 13.6 LMR and the Bay...

29: March 12th Mile 5 was a snow storm, and mile 7 was briefly sunny and perfect. Finishes 10 in another snowstorm. Fab run | March 31st Morton arboretum in Chicago. Last longish run before Rockin K

30: March 14th Best Lake Loop for me in a while. Of course, Jeff Danielstcf and Charles Hartman were properly beered and saunaed by the time I got back | The Ice Age Trail lived up to its name today! | Mile 11 of 14 in mcfaraway | March 18th 17 miles for some....a few more for others.

31: March 23rd Lake loop & Bay The Best Runs end with Puppy's famous breakfast.... And a Bloody Mary..... | Look we made an album cover.

32: March 30th 2013 | 9 mile long run at Indian Lake. Trails were ice covered and slippery. 3.3 on trail, 5 on the trail paved along hwy 12 | Jason, Kay & Kris

33: April 6th 2013 Kansas

34: Who could leave that behind? | April 4th heading to Kansas!

35: April 4th 2013 1st stop Lawrence, Kansas. We found the Larryville Hash! | 1st time Marathoners

36: April 5th, 2013 The night before the race....

37: And they're off...

38: Beautiful day 75 and sunny

39: We're doin it! | Happy Birthday Paul!

42: Congratulations to Kay! And everyone who traveled to be a part of this glorious event!

43: Times Felter 5hrs 12th overall Jeff Daniels 5:45 Lysanne 6:47 Ultrasmut Stiffly Alberta Puppy Sami 6:47 Kimmer 6:58 Coco 7:23 Bushy 7:32 Undertoker Trysexalot 7:33 Mr rhythm 8:03 Kathy Braun 8:15 Fuze and Wire 13 miles Roadbeater 18 miles Brenda 50 miles 12:17

45: A big huge thank you for the crew and cheerleaders that came to the Rockin K. Coming into the aid station and coming to the finish was like being a coddled rock star for all of us running. Thanks to the lead Sherpas Slow Hand and Half Cracked........Numbass who shared his birthday with us and who I hope will post some of those photos.....Bearaboobs for the care and handling of our sore joints and muddy shoes....Denise and Kristen for unselfishly sharing their beer and taking photos and cheering us onward.....Diane who showed she can be every bit as anal as her brother puppy poker in taking care of her charges and somehow finding a birthday cake for Numbass in the middle of Kansas Parie land (and a well earned hash naming for her of rectal injection for her medical advice)........Fuzie and Wire who unselfishly stayed at the aid station after going 13 miles to help coddle and cheer us all on.........to Rose and her guy for the great surprise, showing up to cheer her sis on!!.....To Gene who helped calm our nerves and who had the best course advice waiting for us at mile 13.....to Mr. Felter from Wyoming who brought us a bonfire in a truck........you guys were the best and made it all so fun and memorable, especially after coach Kay abandoned me around mile 10 like a momma bird pushing her little birdy out of the nest.....fly little undertoker hahahahahhahahahaha.

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