Sunday, August 30, 2009

Childhood Memories

Photobucket This evening Todd and I headed to run/rollerblade at Miramar Lake again, because we didn't get to run yesterday due to visiting my dad. We should have known it was a little too hot to go, but we went anyways. And as I've suspected all along, I am not a Kenyan. I do not run well in the heat at all. 3.44 miles and 37:54 later, I was beat and energy-less. I was disappointed in myself, but I'm giving myself a break. I think two things combined to make the run difficult for me: the heat, and the fact that I went there at 6:30pm to run, and I didn't eat an adequate snack beforehand. All useful lessons for next time. Today was the Championship game of the Little League World Series, between Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) and Chula Vista (California). I was in a conundrum as to which team to root for. Chula Vista is a suburb of San Diego, so everyone here was so excited that they made it into the championship game. However, Taiwan is where I was born. One of my strongest childhood memories is how awesome the Taiwanese Little League team was back in the 1970's. Seriously, nobody could beat them back then. They won the Little League World Series title in 1971,1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, and 1979. I remember my whole family would get up in the middle of the night to watch the live telecasts from Pennsylvania. The whole country was full of pride for them. I loved those memories. I think it's part of the reason that I love baseball now, and all sports in general. Today, the Chula Vista team won and became the 2009 Little League World Series champions. That's alright for San Diego and alright by me. But the Taiwanese team has a special place in my heart. :) Speaking of childhood memories, we are scrapping about our favorite teacher at the Digi Dares this week. Here is my page: Photobucket Credits at the Digi Dare site. The Digi Dare team is taking a few weeks off, so you have some time to participate in this one!

4 comments:

  1. We watched the game yesterday and the good news is both teams did really well. It's hard when they are that young to not want everyone to finish strong. I'm happy for "our guys" since this is a first for them, and San Diego.

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  2. Don't feel to hard about yourself and the running. The most important in training is continuity, I think, and even a not-so-good training is training.

    What a sweet LO! The elements are so cute, and very 4th grade.

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  3. cool shot of Todd! And I love the story about your teacher in 4th grade!! It´s a really wonderful childhood memory!

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  4. That is so COOL about the Little League World Series!! My cousin Marshall actually got to fly from here to wherever they play the Babe Ruth World Series - his team was playing! I was so excited that a bunch of kids from little ol' Coos County got to be part of something that BIG :)

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