5.17.2008

My Trip To Newark

For some reason, I decided to run in a 5K in Newark this morning. Not sure why. Random observations: (1) Nice people at the Seven Hills school that sponsored the event.. Although I had an awkward moment when I was greeted by a nice lady who wanted to know my name, and I replied "Barry." She responded. "Ok, Barry Green." (2) Didn't see the lady from the city court that made it on Fox 4 the other day. (3) That school is very nice. (4) The run was a little odd in that they sent you down three different roads and you had to do a U-turn and come back. (5) I had to dodge a three legged dog. (6) I had to dodge a pack of dogs. (7) At one point, three horses were running beside me on the other side of a fence. (8) I think I came in fourth. But third was a little girl. Seriously. And as I came to the finish line, I was finishing strong. And then, suddenly, I was passed by a guy who had more self-confidence and swagger than any man I had seen before. His name was . . . Ralph Hardy.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Newark - we're a friendly town

Anonymous said...

Barry by-gawd Green!!!! you got passed by a legend? Kneel my friend and beg for forgiveness

Anonymous said...

Ralph Hardy for president

Anonymous said...

on your (2)..u did NOT miss anything!

Anonymous said...

Newark, the armpit of Wise County. (The other one is Chico)

Anonymous said...

i seen ralph at taco bell and he looked stoned

Anonymous said...

If I don't take that right turn at Hardy, coming out of Forestburg, I'll end up in Saint Jo, although I was intending to go to Muenster.

That's just such pretty country out that way, sometimes it causes me to not pay attention, (except for deer, drunks, 18-wheelers,
skunks, wild hogs, etc.) But then again, I can always get to Muenster from Saint Jo, after passing thru Hardy.

Oh, and speaking of Hardy, I remember this one time when the Wise County Fire Marshall passed me, driving like a bat out of hell, in Hardy on FM 677. I turned off towards Muenster. He went on towards Saint Jo. I got some beer and came home. I don't know what he did.

Anonymous said...

Ralph Hardy, the man,the legend.........

Anonymous said...

Ralph Hardy?? Who Dat?

Anonymous said...

Ralph-always #1 in our hearts.

Anonymous said...

Ralph, you're the man

carry on

Anonymous said...

Good job Barron.