Looking forward to heading to PDX, and seeing two days of track & field, plus a few friends. Special thanks to Tony Bignell and I hope he is enjoying the World Cup in South Africa.
When I fly to Portland, I always remember the late Ken Kesey's The summer of our discontent, a homage to the US 1980 Olympic Trials, where the athletes did not get to compete in the Moscow Olympics. Something about Russians in Afghanistan...anyway, the part that stays with me is Kesey's friend, Milo, who would sit down, eating a brown rice and veggie burritto and slowly cry about how beautiful the trials had been...Mrs. Kesey was kind enough to allow me to reprint that story in Athletes Only...one of Kesey's best, originally written for Running magazine, the best magazine ever done on our sport. ( I still have all of the issues).
Last weekend, my son, Adam and his buddy, Deering, saw the Bone Thugs in concert. They were pretty excited about the show, and had a blast. After listening to them talk about the show, I got to thinking that, perhaps, that is how, we should feel about a well managed
track & field meet! More on that later, time to run to the gate!