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I love Home Depot

After the race, I went to home depot to pick up some lag bolts and chain to start building a new target setup. The store was swamped and only one girl was working the tills. She was definitely feeling the pressure and tried to get people through fast. My items came from the bulk section and were not labeled, so I was expecting her to look them up in their cheat book they usually have. I was a little frustrated at the long line-up and knew that I would only make things worse with my un-labeled bulk nuts and bolts. But when I showed up to check out, she was looking for the short cut and there was no cheater book to be found. So because she could not locate prices and part numbers quickly, she ended up giving me half of the items for free. SCORE!

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Fitness Race day Results Running

Second 10k race

Finished the second race of the season. Another 10k, although this one was much larger and drew over 10,000 runners for all the different races that day. Nearly 2600 people ran the 10k at the same time. I must say I felt like a cow to the slaughter as I lined up for the start gate.

Start was good and the line thinned out pretty quick, within the first half kilometer I had a nice groove and plenty of room to breathe. I was trying to keep my older brother in view for the entire race this time, and I managed to hold sight of him until about the 8km mark. This allowed me to make a significant increase in pace and smash my personal best time.

With it all said and done I am pretty happy with the results. 25th in my age group and 152 overall puts me in the top 6% of the 10k racers that day. I was really hoping that I would best my 4:44 pace from last year during this race, but alas it was not meant to be. The next big race planned for this season is only 2 weeks away. Not enough time for any real changes to training, so I will try to hold on to what I have.

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Fire Arms Projects Real Life

Free labour

Part of being a club member is donating your back to some manual labour. I spent part of the day at the range helping to build a new and improved target numbering system. Now the numbers are removable so that they  see fewer bullet holes, and they slide from side to side so that you can align them under the target.

Other work projects included refacing the targets and leveling out the 900 meter firing line. All in a days work.