Monday, August 17, 2009

W.Q. is back on deck

Hi, all.
W.Q. here.
First and foremost: Please accept my most sincere apology for the long gap in blog posts. As I believe someone has mentioned on facebook recently (it may have been Eric or Mark) I have been on an extended vacation on an isolated tropical island with no internet access. It was lovely and I got some much needed rest but upon my return -- and much to my dismay -- I discovered that my once-trusty and dependable Gal Friday, Tanjie Schrimsher, had lost all her trusty dependableness and hadn't updated North Alabama Runner in months! And during prime race season, no less!

Rest assured, she's been severely reprimanded and I intend to also serve up a stiff dose of public humiliation for her later on but for now, let's just get back to the business of offering kudos to those making strides in the North Alabama running community.

As mentioned in a previous post, Kathy Youngren ( a Decatur High School graduate and Madison resident ) participated in the Badwater Ultra Marathon in Death Valley back in July. Click here for a DecaturDaily article on her most admirable accomplishment.

It'll take a while, folks, but I intend to somehow catch up on the summer's missed races. Thanks for your patience.

See you again soon,
W.Q.