Thursday, February 4, 2010

What's in a name?

Well, I've been sick lately so not much running... I mean not ANY running. Sucks. So anyway, I thought I would post a note on the name. There were a couple after school TV shows I remember from when I was a kid in the 70's that were all very Japanese, and very much like Godzilla. The main one I remember was called Ultraman. Seems that when I saw it, it was really only reruns. Based on wikipedia it actually ran in the mid to late 60's, when I was definitely too young to remember TV. Anyway, now that I've become a runner in my old age and decided to run some Ultras, that name keeps popping in my head. Anyway, did a bit of a name search and the name wasn't really used from what I could tell so i jumped on it. (well the URL does seem to be taken but no one is really using it so... I added the "runner" on the end and called it my own)
I do feel a bit like a pretender still as according to Horton, "You're not really an Ultra runner until you've run a 100!", but I do have at least 10 races longer than a marathon under my belt and plan on getting that 100 done this year, so maybe I'll only pretend for a little while.
So that's the name. If you're interested in that great 60's show "Ultraman" check out or the clip at (I'll never forget that swirling mud intro...)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Welcome to the wild

Well, I've taken a step that I never thought I would... created a blog. Now if only I decide to actually post something now and then. Well, this is just my start so let's not get pessimistic too soon. With any luck, I'll be posting about my running adventures very soon. Talk to you then.