A bunch of different stuff today


Heath Miller UVA TD

Granted that Clemson is not as good of a team this year, but Virginia looked good out on the field. Despite the speed of Clemson’s defense, Virginia was able to make some adjustments to take control of the game in the second half. We still have Miami and Florida State still on the schedule, so those will not be easy, plus Va Tech is always an emotional game.

I found a pretty good shot of American Samoa, that little Island I will be working on in November. I am leaving on November 5th at 7:15am, I get into American Samoa at 9:35pm, with total flight time of 21hrs 20min. I leave on the 20th at 10:52pm and get back on the 22nd at 12:01pm. That is some major flight time!

America Samoa

Like I had in my previous post, I have been drinking myself silly. When I got home, I had some more diet coke, took an Aleve and felt better today. I am going to go swimming at lunch.

John A. Kelley, Marathoner, Dies at 97
John A. Kelley, who ran 61 Boston Marathons, won two and became almost as celebrated as the race itself, died on Wednesday in South Yarmouth, Mass. He was 97.

Kelley was a Boston sports hero in the mold of Ted Williams, Bill Russell, Larry Bird and Bobby Orr, but of that illustrious group the only one home grown and the only amateur. He ran perhaps 1,500 races, including 112 marathons, and won 22 diamond rings, 118 watches, one refrigerator and no money.

He finished Boston 58 times, took second seven times and placed among the top-10 finishers 18 times. After his second victory, the next American winner at Boston was the unrelated John J. Kelley in 1957. When John J. won, he became known as Kelley the Younger and his predecessor and hero Kelley the Elder.

Even in his later years, he ran every day except one, the day before the Boston Marathon. But by 1992, when he was 84, his time at Boston had slowed to 5:58:36. That was his last full marathon. In 1993 and 1994, he ran only the last seven miles, starting at his statue on Heartbreak Hill. Starting in 1995, he was the grand marshal, riding in a convertible at the head of the race and waving to an adoring public.

In 1928, when Calvin Coolidge was president, Kelley ran his first marathon and finished 17th. A month later, in his first Boston Marathon, he became so tired that he started walking and, after 21 miles, dropped out. But he was hooked, and the Boston race became the center of his life.

He made three United States Olympic teams in the marathon, finishing 18th in Berlin in 1936 and 21st in London in 1948. The Olympics were canceled in 1940 because of war in Europe.

In 1950, he became the first road runner elected to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. That was the only time the officials waived the rule requiring that an athlete be retired at least five years, reasoning that he would never retire.

“For those who are in shape and can run this thing,” he once said, “I think it’s the greatest race in the world. I hope it goes on forever.”

Here is an online Myer’s Briggs test:

Extroverted ( E ) 51.43% Introverted (I) 48.57%
Sensing ( S ) 55.56% Intuitive (N) 44.44%
Thinking ( T ) 62.16% Feeling (F) 37.84%
Judging ( J ) 59.38% Perceiving (P) 40.63%

ESTJ – “Administrator”. Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population.


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