Sunday, August 28, 2005

I Had A Good Time!

The Moondoggies 4 mile run was today. I surprised myself and did 4 miles in around 35:49ish... I can't remember exactly but my mile/min was under 9:00. For those of you who don't know, I've been having issues breaking my time in the 39:00 minute zone. This run was way, WAY better than I had anticipated. I even had a lousy night's sleep due to the cat jumping all over me most of the night. (She brought me a nice little gift of a decapitated mouse... I didn't find it until this morning on the floor by Michael's side of the bed . She really loves me ) The run went from Moondoggies bar and grill in La Jolla to Moondoggies Bar and Grill in Pacific Beach. It wasn't quite a costal run but we ran parallel to the ocean, about a block away. It was also extremely humid. Not quite Florida humid, but humid enough to feel like my breathing was quite labored. The knees did okay. I must say that there were some extremely fast people in my age group this time. I came in 15th in my age group, and I'm not sure out of how many because the results were still being posted when we left. I'm not a huge beer drinker but after the run we had our bananas, oranges, sports drinks, bagels, etc, and the free beer just went down so nicely because it was already hot and humid. We met a lady on the bus shuttle back who came in last. Michael and I made a big deal about that because it's not a matter of finishing first or last, it's that she finished. She was heavy and was dealing with some health problems, but you've gotta feel happy for her that she did this on her own two feet.
After a little sleep we have a beach party to attend. I am thankful this party is at the beach. It's expected to be in the 100's in my neighborhood today. The beach is always at least 10 to 20 degrees cooler than it is at my house.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.


Sarah said...

Congrats on such a speedy race! You definitely blew your 39:00-limit out of the water :-) Hope the beach party was fun!

Irene said...

Thanks Sarah!!!