The trip included a handful of Class Four rapids, a half dozen Class Three rapids and consistent Class Two water. I had done a trip on the Delaware River that I enjoyed, but this was even more thrilling.
Tonight, I finally made it out to a rodeo. Though I had watched for years portions of events during the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Northwest Jersey where I grew up, I had never attended one in full.
With friends, I was excited to get the chance to watch a handful of different contests at the Cowtown Rodeo, the country’s oldest weekly rodeo show, as put on in Cowtown in Salem County, New Jersey.
Below, see video of some past barrel racing, one of the contests I saw in the 4,000-seat arena.
While I had been inside Lincoln Financial Field for Temple University football games — even once seeing it packed for a drubbing by Penn State — I had never seen, or any professional arena, empty before.
Today, while working at the Broad Street Run Expo for Back on My Feet, I snuck out one of the doors to see an entirely empty, peaceful LINC. Cool.
I finished today’s Broad Street Run, my first organized race ever.
I finished then 10 miles in more than 90 minutes. Not exactly lightning quick, but good for, of course, quicker than 10 minute miles over the run.
It is a great experience to be running along the damn -near straight and flat Broad Street 10 miles through the city of Philadelphia, through various neighborhoods, with fans lining up much of the way, and 30,000 people shouting at you and cheering you along the way.
My lessons? Pee early because the lines get crazy the closer to launch time.