Monthly Archive: September 2011

William and Mary Parent’s Weekend Goes To Washington

Tom Russell

So this weekend is Parents Weekend at The College of William and Mary, but daughter Elizabeth decided that it would be a better idea to go to Washington DC. Why you ask, see the Braves are playing the Nationals. So today we are going to the game, arriving early so she can get some autographs on the ball that she got from Eddie Perez at the last Nationals-Braves game we went to! Hopefully, any rain will hold off. Tomorrow if it’s nice we may trek to Mount Vernon. But the best part is that Tom Russell will be at Jammin’ Java Vienna, Virginia tomorrow night! read more

Today’s Race – Homes for Our Troops 5K

Ok so this morning I ran a 5K in Pennsauken. NJ sponsored by The Builders League of South Jersey to benefit Homes  For Our Troops. I had my excuse for not running as well as I wanted to all set,(goal was at least to break 30 minutes) I worked at Target last night so I didn’t get home from work until after 11:15! I also kept telling myself it doesn’t matter how fast you are, just enjoy the run, run it like a training run and others. So the race started and I was able to keep my race pace slow enough that I was running comfortably. I hit the first mile mark and looked at my watch 8:50! Ok, now the fastest I’ve run in the last three weeks was around  9:30! At two miles I was at 18:05!  Now I knew I was going to make it under 30 minutes but I was laboring so I backed off and just held on! So here I am coming into the home stretch fighting off Norman Ostroff (age 65) whose right behind me! I actually didn’t know it was Norman behind me but thought it was Davina Bush, who is behind Norman. I had passed her within the last mile and thought she was catching up! But if you can see that clock it says 28:34! My official time was 28:39 about a 9:13 per mile pace and I was a very happy runner! I finished fourth out of eight in my age group (50-59). Awards went to the top 3…. in my group was Joe Bucherer with a time of 26:18 which is a ways away! Overall I finished 48 out of 126. (Race Results) So it was a good run and for most of it I enjoyed the scenery, which was pretty nice around the Cooper River! I told my wife you know what that time means though….. only 39 seconds to go under 28 minutes so there has to be another race!! So thanks to the owner of my company Lippincott Jacobs Consulting Engineers George Timchal for signing me up and giving a nice donation to a good cause! Oh and thanks to my wife Kathleen for the good pictures! read more