Friday, May 31, 2013

Skywatch Friday in Rockwall

Fireworks follow the concert by the lake every Thursday.  Check out other Skywatch sites from around the world here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Patriot Half in the books

Yesterday was the 2nd running of The Patriot Half Marathon and 5K Race for Nate.  I ran the half, using the word 'ran' liberally.  I've been having some knee issues, time wasn't very good.  The course was a little different than last year.  It went though more of the residential areas of Rockwall that are hilly.  The run was fun from start to end, but did I mention the hills?  The weather was overcast and windy most of the run.  The wind felt good as long as you weren't trying to run into it.  I think by the time I hit the hills at mile 7, I did say there were hills right, I was pooped.  I wanted to walk the rest of the way, but the runners around me and the spectators wouldn't let me walk for long.  Around mile 10 I caught a second wind and starting running a little more.  I caught up to a group of runners who had constantly stayed ahead of me.  That made me fell a little better about my race, but I knew my time would suck.  My iPhone died right after I passed mile 11.  Going the last few miles without music helped, but I wouldn't want to run the entire way without anything. I'm not sure of my exact finish time, but it was around 2:56, not good at all, slower than my slowest time by over 10 minutes.  Even with the slow time, I still loved it.  The race it produced by the Rockwall Running Center, who did a fantastic job from start to finish. Registration for the 2014 run is supposed to open today.  If it does, I'll be signed up.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Patriot bib pickup

Got my bib number, I'm ready for the Patriot Half Marathon tomorrow morning in Rockwall.  

Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring football

Terrell wrapped up their spring practice with a scrimmage last night.  I think it was just enough football to hold me over till 7 on 7 starts.  This year Terrell will have a team playing in the North Forney league starting on June 4th.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Anyone want to take a ride on Speed?  It was one of the rides at the Taste of Addison last weekend.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Play Ball

The TARA adult softball league was able to finally get started last night after a few rain outs pushed the games back.  

Sunday, May 19, 2013


On the Free to Breathe course this morning we ran up on this.  He was not happy.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

USA Mobility Free to Breathe Team

Tomorrow is the Free to Breathe Dallas run/walk.  Its a 5k/10k run and 5k/1mile walk.  The run is a fundraiser for lung cancer research and awareness.  My company, USA Mobility, is a gold sponsor of the event and our team has raised over $2500.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Running for a cause

This Sunday is a 10K race to help and raise funds for those suffering from lung cancer.  I set a fundraising goal of only $100 and I'm only $15 away.  If you want to donate, click below:

Dallas, TX Run/Walk - May 19, 2013: Mr. Jim Klenke - Free to Breathe

This is the second year I've ran this race.  My employer, USA Mobility Wireless is a Gold sponsor of the Dallas event.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Coach Wilson gives direction to the young Tigers

Spring football practice is underway at Terrell High School.  Coach Wilson instructs his young team on the progress they have made after practice yesterday.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Boats tied up and people listening to music Thursday night in Rockwall.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Concert by the Lake

Josh Weathers Band performed last night at the Concert by the Lake in Rockwall.  The rain ended just in time for the band to go on and put on a fantastic show.  

Monday, May 6, 2013

First Monday

It was a beautiful Sunday to spend at First Monday in Canton. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Playing catch up

I'm finally getting a chance to go through the pictures that Eddie Avalos took at the Senior night baseball game.  This is all of the seniors with the Coach Davis.

Friday, May 3, 2013

2013 Spring Fall Classic Olympic distance winners

Race photos can be purchased at

 2013 Spring Fall Classic Olympic distance male winner Clay Emge.
2013 Spring Fall Classic Olympic distance female winner Katherine Compton.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Everyone always runs to the results sheet to check their times.  All of the photos for the Spring Fall Classic have been uploaded to  We still have some photos to tag, but they are at least posted.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bike leg

I'm still uploading pictures from the triathlon.  There will be about 2000 pictures when finished, there are about 500 already up.  I took a break last night and played around with this one.