April 27, 2009

Ultimate BUDA

Sunday April 26, 2009
10AM BUDA Spring Hat League Game
Fernald School, Waltham, MA
Weather: 80 F, Sunny
Field: grass
Perfect conditions for Ultimate.

Our second BUDA hat league game of the spring was a wild success as we sprinted to a 15-4 victory in under two hours. I'm a little bummed though because it looks like I may have to miss the end of season tournament because I'll be at JavaOne. Booo!

Ultimate Statistics (since January 2008):
Total Games Played: 177
Total Hours Played: 207

April 24, 2009

Marathon Monday

I may play a lot of ultimate these days, but given a choice between competitive Track and Field and competitive Ultimate Frisbee, I would pick track every time. Four years on the track team at RPI when they also had a great ultimate club team is proof of that. Despite that focus on running, though, one thing I will unlikely ever do is run a marathon. I don't care what people say about what it does to your joints and knees and bones; if you love running marathons, you should run marathons. I can only imagine the euphoria that must come with conquering a race of that magnitude.

With that said, this post is a special shout-out to Katy, my fiancé and favorite person in the world who for the second year in a row completed the Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. A few highlights:
  • Katy finished the race in 5:51:43 against a stiff, chilly headwind!
  • She's still raising money and is close to reaching her goal of $10,000 raised in support of cancer research for Dana-Farber.
  • She's been blogging about her training and experiences, and could really use any additional help in reaching her fundraising goal.
  • The photo to the left is Katy preparing her gear for the race the night before.
  • She reports that as of today, she can almost walk down stairs without being scolded by her quadricep muscles!
Having personally witnessed the sweat and blood that Katy has poured into this program over the past two years, I can honestly say that I've acquired a new appreciation for all of the people who are connected to these types of efforts, and sympathy for those who are affected by it. From training to organizing countless fundraising events to interacting with young cancer patients, Katy has done it all and has had an impact on many because of it. Consider this sentence a standing ovation from one "ultimate" geek. And Katy, when you read this, lots of love from your proud fiancé.

Ultimate Rehash

Once again several games have gone by without my posting! I am happy to report, though, that the spring BUDA hat league season is finally underway after rainouts the first two weeks. Our team took the season opener 15-9. Also, I've joined up with the "Spawning Alewives" BUDA summer club league and am looking forward to some quality weeknight ultimate action during the summer months!

Ultimate Statistics (since January 2008):
Total Games Played: 176
Total Hours Played: 205

April 13, 2009

Ultimate Update

Oops! Since getting back from GDC I fell way behind on my ultimate posts. So much so that it's unlikely I can accurately remember the details from each of the games over the past two weeks. All told I played six games since my last Ultimate update, a few of them in very rainy conditions. Also, the BUDA spring hat league season has officially started. Unfortunately, though, due to rainy, soggy conditions, both of our first two games have been cancelled in order to protect the fields.

Ultimate Statistics (since January 2008):
Total Games Played: 173
Total Hours Played: 201

April 2, 2009

Prize Winning Opportunity

Katy's running the Boston Marathon again this year, and raising money for the Jimmy Fund in the process. Today's campaign is a one-day, April 2nd only opportunity to win 100 Grand. Don't miss out!