Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Willie the Wildcat


It was Harley Day at the K-State/Texas A&M game last Saturday. We took the boys up, along with my dad, for a fun day in the Promised Land (I mean, Manhattan, Kansas). It was a great day. We went up a little early for some site seeing which included going up to Manhattan Hill, which overlooks the city. It was a bit chilly, but the sun was shining. We had a parking pass which meant we could park fairly close to the stadium, which was nice, and then we also had tickets to the VIP tent in Cat Town, with BBQ, drinks, and live Blues music before the game. It was great. We then went at checked out all the Harleys outside the stadium (which later would circle the track inside the stadium just before kickoff). There were probably 150-200 Harleys, it was awesome Willie the Wildcat was there, in full motorcycle leather gear. He lead the motorcyle parade inside the stadium. Willie the Wildcat is K-State's mascot, and he does push-ups every time KSU scores, one push up for every point. Well, he got a workout Saturday night, as KSU won 62-14. (by my estimation, he had to do 346 push ups) They demolished Texas A&M, it was awesome. (Sorry, Aggie fans).

Running Update
Ran 3 miles yesterday and today. Feeling some slight soreness in my lower legs so I'm going to take a couple days off. Considering doing the Turkey Trot 10 miler in about a month.

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11 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

i hope you can do the turkey trot 10miler. sounds like a fun distance.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i think it's good that you're listening to your body. smart move. hope it goes away quickly for ya!

Jo Lynn said...

If I had one wish, it would be for everyone to be able to run pain free! Wouldn't that be incredible?! ;)

Shannon said...

10K in a month! Awesome....I love fall races.

lindsay said...

a thanksgiving 10-miler! hope your foot will be ready :)

i hope your mascot does better pushups than the clemson tiger... at least when i was in school he did rather piddly pushups for points. haha. i know, i'm sure it's not the easiest in the mascot suit but still... lower your chest!

RunnuRMark said...

Last weekend was awesome indeed. I get the ESPN score updates for KSU games texted to my phone. I couldn't believe it every time I got a new alert...I thought someone was playing a joke on me! Hopefully they don't suffer the same fate as KU did against CU this weekend.

Jess said...

That's a lot of push ups!

Lacy said...

Thanks for the kind words. Hopefully you can do some running this fall. It's the best part of being a KS runner!

TiredMamaRunning said...

Harley Day! I always loved Harley Day. Hey, do they still play "Right Now" by Van Halen during the pre-game extravaganza? That just cracked me up when we last had K-State football season tickets during the '2000 football season-on the cutting edge of current music!

Wishing you healthy running vibes, and that the turkey trot will be a fun, pain-free event for you.

RunToTheFinish said...

aren't kids usually the one getting pics with a mascot :) i kid.

ohh which turkey trot are you going to do??

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I hope you get to do the Turkey Trot..

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