May 1st, 2007

BM

Feets of Fire

Why go to Burning Man if you aren't going to do a few stupid things?? What sounds really stupid? How about being in the desert, facing 100 degree heat and up, an elevation of 4000 feet, high winds, no humidity, the high sun, and running! Join us at high noon on Wednesday at Center Camp. From there we'll run out to 6:00 and the outermost street, then run all the way around the clock. Once we get back to 6:00, we'll run back up to Center Camp and then out to the Man. Who knows how long that is?!? 5K? 10K? A marathon? We won't know until we see how good our sense of circular direction is out on the open playa anyway!

You're encouraged to show up in your runner's gear - cute little shorts and tank tops, and you'll get an official number to wear!

We hope non-runners will join in the fun, too. We could use some cheering on and a Gatorade (or vodka shots!) station or two! Wouldn't hurt to have some art cars along for the ride, either, to pick up anyone who passes out or dies!

Although I'm currently completely out of shape, I've decided to run, and you can follow my journey towards this run here. I've taken some ownership in this event, which means I've got 4 months to take ownership of my body. You can start cheering me on now!

Priority One Emergency GoodThoughts Needed

(crossposted a few different places)

Scott "Bounce" Lofgren's widow, Carol "Chukka" Sachs, was in a major accident while boarding a train in Innsbruck, Austria on Friday, April 27. Chukka has had both legs amputated approximately 5" above the knee and was in a medically-induced coma pending further surgery tomorrow (Wednesday).

Her mother will be arriving from the Bay Area on Friday. Updates, as we get them, will be posted to http://chukkasupport.blogspot.com/, which has already been syndicated here as chukkasupport.

The last two years have been incredibly difficult for Chukka; she's never really recovered from Scott's death. Please, keep her in your thoughts.

EDIT: Photos from Scott and Chukka's wedding (at Burning Man in 2005) are now up here.
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