Cù Liath Irish Pub
here for the 3 mile course map
here to ask a question you may or may not get an answer to
Well, I'm halfway through. Through what? Life.
If I am lucky, I might make it to 80. Unlikely but you just never know. I'm 40
now, and things are going to be different. Who knows how many years I have left.
10, 20, 50? Nobody can say for sure but I know they are going to be years
of crazy awesomeness. Now that I'm all grown up I can finally get that dirt bike
and go kart I always wanted. Maybe I'll get my own limo. Waterslide and Skeeball
machine? They're on the list too. Might even pick up a boom box with dual
cassettes. Boy, adulthood really is going to be kickass! Nobody
to tell me what to do. Riding my bike all day, wherever I want. Ice cream and
candy for breakfast. Hell yeah, I'm liking the way this is looking.
Or so the dream went. The future always looks
amazing when viewed through eyes colored by youth. The reality never quite
reconciles with those dreams, however silly they may be. Fortunately for me,
what took the place of those goofy childhood ideas of life as a grownup is just
as good. Most of it anyway, I still want that go kart. Other than my mediocre
career choice, I have an amazing wife, incredible kids, a nice home, great
friends, (wait, are you guys laughing AT me or WITH me?), and of course a rockin body
So happy birthday to me. Thanks to Tracy for
making a cake that would make both Betty Crocker AND Duncan Hines reconsider if
they really want to continue. Thanks to Cyndy for compiling a printed archive of
all the Monday night race write-ups. The Library of Congress will never be the
same. And of course thanks to my "Old lady" (that's guy speak for my
wife who is actually way younger than me) for just letting me be the
running fool that I am.
Now that I've gone soft, maybe next week I can
get back to ridiculing, poking fun, and humiliating those
who unknowingly choose to put themselves in the spotlight each week at
our Monday night run/beerfest/potluck/bakeoff.........Come on down and join us,
you too can be a victim!
||Scott Schaeffer Duffy