Outside of wearing a watch, I’ve never been much of a jewelry guy. No necklaces or rings or bracelets. I did have that herringbone gold in 10th grade but we’re not gonna count that. So when my ol’ friend Mary McCall Timmer said she wanted to make me a a custom MW piece, I wasn’t exactly sure what to think. But we talked it through, and a piece for my key chain seemed like something I would use and have with me most of the time. I was shocked when this bad ass piece showed up at my house. Super cool and one of a kind! Huge thanks to you Mary, I’ve got my mojo with me at all times! And didn’t need an herringbone necklace to do it. Click the pic to get a larger image…
Take a look at her beautiful work here: http://www.timmerdesigns.com
So the gang over at UNCW got word of the Mojo blog. They did a feature on their blog about this blog, and now I’m blogging about that blog. Is there a term for this? Maybe we can coin one.
Many thanks to them, and to all my Seahawk friends out there for all your support.
Check it out: http://uncwalumni.blogspot.com/
Lucky for me I’ve got some diamond support. For example: The 2015 CHHS Tigers Baseball team. These fellas threw a MW my way the other day. My buddy David Miller, who I’ve known since I was 7 years old, his son Andrew is a Diamond Tiger (he’s just left of center in the white shorts). They had just shaved their heads in support of a fine org called Vs. Cancer, which was founded by former UNC baseball player Chase Jones, who is cancer free after battling stage 4 brain cancer while he was freshman. Big thanks to these dudes. Felt great getting some love from my high school and proud they are involved in supporting cancer patients. And a shout to Chase for winning his fight! Go Tigers. Go Heels…except when they play UNCW of course. Got us but 1 run in extra innings last night in Wilmington. Dangit.
Sat on the back porch tonight with my Pop. Maybe 5:30 or so. Sun sets directly in our back yard this time of year. Beautiful scene. Creek is flowin’. Green grass is poppin’. Flowers bloomin’. Commented on the many birds feeding on this squirrel-free rigged feeder, naming what we saw, listening to the hundreds of calls in the trees. We actually saw one on the feeder we didn’t recognize (it was a Warbler, we haven’t figured out which type). Pops has been a bird watcher since before I was born, and as many of you know, I dig birds too. My bro and I know a good bit about the animal world b/c of our upbringing and respecting nature. Thanks to my Dad for this. For tons of reasons, but for one, it makes 30 minutes in the backyard with him that much more enjoyable and interesting. Every time.
Sitting there breathing it all in, including the pollen too unfortunately, I thought about home. I’ve been here for almost 4 months now – December 1 is when Christian told me I have cancer. I’ve had wicked good support from family and friends here. Jo Ann and Dad have been amazing. Mom flew cross country in the freezing temps to see me for a fun week and I’m gonna head her way soon. Friends and neighbors I’ve known 25+ years stopping by with food, a hug, a joke, whatever. We’ve weathered the very cold winter (as these parts go), and this health mess so far, and it feels energizing and comforting to be sitting at home with my Dad as the sounds and sights of Spring are kickin’ in. There is no other feeling like it.
If you have ever spent any time with a tri-athlete or marathoner, or are one yourself, you know this term well. “I set a PR”. Or possibly “I want to set a PR”.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with it, PR = Personal Record. I heard it many times this past weekend, friends of mine hoping to set a PR in the 1/2 or full marathon. Lots of my crew is in incredible shape and have done these things a zillion times over. Something I have never tried nor have any desire to, but I admire my friends that do it. It’s no easy feat and takes training and drive and a fair share of blisters and sore muscles. Not sure if anyone got their top time, but hopefully some of my gang had their best finish.
Wasn’t much chatter about setting world records for the 1 mile or 5k on Saturday, but I’m happy to announce that I set a PR this weekend. These are unofficial numbers, but here are my stats over a 3 hour period on Saturday at the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon 1 Mile and 5k afternoon….
This has made it way around Facebook, but luckily EVERY human is not on FB, so I figured I’d put up the word here too.
As a little side event to the Wrightsville Beach Marathon, some good friends have organized a MOJO run/walk in conjunction with the 1 mile and 5k. I THINK there are still slots open for the 1 mile and 5k – come out and have some fun with us, and get yo’ self one of the new MW tees. These will be available at the race, and online after the race weekend on the Without Limits website.
The 1 mile starts at 4pm at the Mayfair Event field on Saturday the 21st. 5 k is at 5pm.
Here are some more details:
Thanks again for all of your support. Looking forward to getting outside with everyone.
Working with my buddy Mark and the good folks over at Without Limits on some shirts for the Quintiles Race next month.
Here’s a peek..
Thanks to innumerable Warriors spreading the good, strong mojo across the earth, the MW tribal sign has gone world wide and there are some big plans being made for MW. Lots of fun and meaningful things coming. Apparel, signage, events.. heck, we may get a sweet VW tour van at this rate.
A few weeks ago I asked my friends over at WordWright Web to put together this blog template for me. I wasn’t digging the cancer related templates out there. I wanted my own web address, look and feel. They jumped on it without hesitation, and had it all up in 36 hours.
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If you are in Wrightsville Beach area, pick up a Lumina News today. The Mojo Warriors are makin’ waves. If you can’t get a printed edition, here’s a link: http://luminanews.com/2015/01/calling-all-mojo-warriors/
Big thanks to Cole Dittmer for the inquiry and article. Won’t be the the last you hear from us!