Regular readers of this blog know that every so often, we take a break from the weird and the wacky to spotlight an unusually inspirational or moving story.
Well, it's time for a break.
Today's moving story comes to us courtesy of MSNBC.com, which reports that a high school janitor in Washington state is buying the kids at his school a new track.
Curry, who is also the school's track and field coach, won nearly $3.4 million in the state lottery five years ago. Now he's making good on a promise he made to himself long ago, says MSNBC:
"Ten years ago, I said if I win some money, I'm going to put a track here."
In early April, coach Curry presented the district with $40,000 to go towards a brand new track. …
Curry said the gift he has given Evergreen pales in comparison to what the kids have given him.
"Kids do things for you," says Curry. "They keep you young."
Clean-up in Aisle Heart!
Have a good weekend, everyone.
We Have a Winner! Finally!
Two weeks ago, I asked you to write captions for three of my race photos from the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10-K. The winner, I said, would get a shout-out here and a signed copy of The Runner's Rule Book (Rule 2.38: Race Photos Never Look Good).
It was a tough call. But the winner is…
"Damn the knackwurst, full steam ahead!" (For photo #2.)
The winning caption is from Run Hard Run Happy, who in a stroke of tactical genius simply reused a recent RW Daily headline. RHRH edged out an identical entry from Swirling Eddy by 56 minutes. (Sorry, Eddy.)
Honorable mentions go to…
Huskerme, who wrote:
"This is just like beggar's canyon back home…woooo!" (Photo #1.) (Star Wars reference! Nice!)
Hotshot320, who wrote:
"Why would they make us run through Cabbage Town?" (Photo #1.)
And everyone who made a flatulence joke. Always a nice touch.
Mr. or Mrs. Happy, expect an email from me shortly to arrange delivery of your prize. And thanks to all who contributed.