The “Race For Mobility” 5K Benefit at Canyon View Park, Grand Junction, CO, on October 25, 2009 at 10:00 am, is coming together. More of the details are getting firmed up and we are continuing to build the door-prize dollar amount. We are approaching $6,000 in door prizes. The community has been great at giving us donations to give away. Make sure to get registered: online, in person, or by mail:
Online at www.active.com (search Race For Mobility);
download a race registration form at www.monumentgraphics.com/rusty/registration-form.pdf and mail it to the included address;
go on Facebook.com and search for “Race For Mobility”;
or pick up a registration form at Summit Canyon Mountaineering at 5th & Main, downtown Grand Junction.
The latest info I have on the pancake breakfast we were trying to organize to go along with the race is that it’s a go. The price of breakfast is included for the race participates, but there will be a charge for all non-racers. There will also be donated coffee and beverages (I hope I got this right). Kathy and I went over a wheelchair, baby stroller, non-runner route last Sunday, and came up with an almost full, all sidewalk, 5K route. There will be a “Bump’n'Jump” for the kids, if the weather cooperates. We think this will be a fun event for all. Since it is a “fun run”, even though it will be timed, it is going to be laid back. So, come out and join us. Help us offset some of the costs of returning to India for more stem cell treatments. Thank you for your help and support. See ya there!
September 29, 2009: It has been an eventful last couple of weeks. We married off our youngest daughter, Kari, up in the mountains above Boulder, CO at a small old gold mining community called Gold Hill. The weather was beautiful and the views from the town of the mountains and peaks of the Continental Divide, were spectacular. The ceremony was totally nontraditional, with Kari and her fiance’ Joel marrying themselves. The reception was held in a historic bar/restaurant, there in Gold Hill, and was great. Everybody seemed to have a good time and the timing couldn’t have been better, for it rained and snowed on Kathy and I as we drove home over the mountains.
Right after we got home I started feeling poorly. I developed a fever which was accompanied by severe shivering, felt like my spine was going to explode I shook so hard. Then my urine started looked like unfiltered apple cider, with streaks of blood laced throughout it. This is the third trip in a row, (fourth counting coming home from India in March), that I have gotten sick after coming home from a trip. Went to the doctor on Tuesday and gave him blood and urine samples. He gave me antibiotics and sent things to the lab. Blood came back normal, but there was e-coli and another bacteria in my urine. With a UTI I can’t keep keep a dry set of clothes on, so I missed work Wednesday and spent the day changing and washing clothes at home. Man, was that ever fun. Missed therapy all week because I felt like crap. The drugs helped clear up my urine, but I am still not feeling good. I had a standing appointment with my pain and therapy doctor today, so we’ll discuss this situation and maybe come up with a plan to get me healthy. I was concerned that maybe my neurological system was getting out of whack from the stress and fatigue of travelling, but I just don’t know. It’s too weird to have this keep happening, plus I am getting damn tired, and a little pissed-off(literally), at getting sick every time we go somewhere. We’ll see what happens today.