Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

This 40-year old Gumbo will give you the runs…


9 turkey stuffed (and Disney overloaded) warriors of the gloom posted to River Run this morning to get a few miles in (6 to run and 3 to ruck) and to help YHC enter the silent decade.  Being YHC’s 40th birthday, I decided to add a little present along with every mile – 40 merkins.  As a group, the 6 runners headed to the track about a half-mile away. At the track the instructions were to run a mile, do 40 merkins, then repeat as many times as possible.  Most got 3 to 3.5 miles.  Rosie I think got a full 4 on the track.  Then a half-mile back to the flag and a final 40 merkins to top off the celebration.

The 3 Ruckers, got an early start then joined the PAX just prior to 0530 for the send off.  They headed up Twin Team and around for additional miles and rejoined the PAX at the flag at 0615.

COT, Number-rama, Name-a-rama and YHC took us out.


  • Marmaduke is still collecting coats.  He made the first drop-off of about 50 coats and jackets to a shelter this past weekend.  Let’s fill him up with 50 more!
  • YHC is still growing the beard and mustache for No Shave November to fight cancer in honor of my dad – see here if you are so inclined:  https://no-shave.org/member/GoldmanMP


It was great being back in the gloom.  Thanks to Kubota for making the trip SOJ to help YHC celebrate the end of Hate.

Have a great day men.

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  1. Happy Birthday again Gumbo! Thanks for the track work. The threat of twin team hill was weighing on my mind on the drive over to the AO. The track was nice and flat.

  2. Happy Birthday Gumbo. Glad you made it back from Disney in one piece. Thanks for adding some merkins into the run this morning. Needed a catch up day after a couple slow turkey filled days.

  3. Track work is never my favorite, but today was good fun…and good company.
    Happy birthday, Gumbo!