Monday, June 30, 2008
Tonight my husband and I are going to a concert. This time it's Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, together. We bought the tickets months ago, and it's a sold out show. My son and his "friend" will be going, too. The venue is at Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay, a smaller, outdoor venue that I've talked about before. We purchased the dinner/room package again, and we're really looking forward to it.
No official workout today, but I'm busting my butt cleaning the house.
Walk This Way - Aerosmith and/or Run DMC - Simply Pink
Sunday, June 29, 2008
|Date: ||06/29/08 01:04 PM|
|Pace:||37' 30 min/mile|
Even though I really didn't feel like it, I went for a walk with my husband and grandson. I felt like I needed to burn off some of that chocolate cake from the other day. Since we had the kid with us, we walked down to the Volkswagen dealership so he could look at the pretty new cars. I got in some hills, too. I wanted to make sure I put in at least one mile, and we did, plus a little extra. I guess, no matter how much I don't feel like it right now, I need to keep at it, every day.
Everybody I Love You - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Back when I was still living at home, and Mom was still around, my sister, who was probably about 12 or 13 years old at the time, said a very, VERY bad word. My mother overheard this word and scolded my sister, saying "who do you think you are?" "With a mouth like that do you think your mother's a prostitute and your father's a truck driver?" I had to leave the room because it was so funny, I burst out laughing. Later on, my sister was also laughing, but we didn't let Mom know. Mom would have been even more upset that we were laughing... To this day we're still laughing.
Real good times.
Today I also ventured out into the world. My husband and I went for a walk. I took my cell phone and turned on the BiM GPS to track my walk. This is the first longish walk I've taken since the marathon, when we had to walk from the parking area to the water table and back, and I was using a walker at that time.
|Date:||06/28/08 11:11 AM|
|Pace:||33' 20 min/mile|
I had taken pain meds, had my cane, and had to remind Michael to go slow. My neighborhood is hilly, and it was difficult to even navigate walking down hill a little. Wow. It took me about a half hour to burn off 88 calories and barely go one mile! I sure have my work cut out , don't I? Will I be even be running by fall? That's all besides the point at the moment. Each day is a little better. Each day I'm limping less. Each day is less painful.
Yummy - Gwen Stefani
Friday, June 27, 2008
I like cake. There's no secret about it. It's not like I eat cake constantly, and I probably can count on one hand the times I've had an entire piece for myself this year. I'm not sure exactly why, but I did not have cake for my birthday this year. I had one bite of a brownie the day before when we went out with the family. On the actual day of my birthday, we ended up at the Cheesecake Factory for dinner, and they really don't have cake. The catch is that I'm allergic to dairy, so cheesecake is out. They had an apple crisp, put the ala mode in a different dish for my husband, and stuck a candle in the crisp, which was OK but it still wasn't cake. Even when I went out with the gang from work, there was no cake. It's still June and still my birthday month, and I asked my husband to PLEASE go get a good chocolate cake, and none of that cheap cake with Crisco frosting crap that I always scrape off. Chocolate cake with real chocolate frosting was in order. My husband sent my son to Von's (Safeway) for the very much wanted confection. My son did well with the cake selection. As he walked in the door, I exclaimed, "Who wants cake? I do!" And then sang, to the tune of happy birthday "Chocolate caaaake for me." Everyone pretty much ignored me, but I was in total bliss. You'd think I'd never had cake before. It was delicious.
Camera Obscura - Enigma
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Speaking of photography, my husband went and purchased his own DSLR camera. Costco.com had a pretty good deal on an Olympus E-510 with two lenses. The camera is probably about 3 generations up from mine, is much lighter and has more bells and whistles than mine does. The cool thing is that the lenses that came with this camera have a wider angle than the ones I have. However, the telescopic lens of my camera has more distance range than his, so we can swap lenses as needed. One of the features the E-510 has is a way to do panoramic type photos, using a larger media card or flash drive and software that came with the camera. This feature will be useful in photos of city blocks or longer buildings, and that's an important feature for someone like my husband, who depends heavily on visuals for potential clients. Now we're both happy with our cameras, and I hope mine will no longer go missing.
Girls - Beastie Boys - Barbie2be
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here's the pictures from the office birthday party last week.
Imagine my surprise when my entire office showed up at my house in a limo.
All Figured Out - Bowling For Soup
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My father recently went to Chicago to attend the college graduation of my eldest nephew Brandon. It was a very proud moment for the family. Brandon graduated with honors and received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science. His younger brother, Kyle, commented to my father that he should not expect a big deal college graduation from him. Instead, he plans on becoming a famous actor, and having some school of higher learning or university bestow upon him an honorary degree. My dad said actually said that sounded like a good idea. Knowing Kyle, that scenario is more likely to happen than not. Yes, he is THAT cocky, and he knows it. That's Kyle pictured above.
The Hardest Part - Coldplay - Run-DMZ
Photo from Ian Merritt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 23, 2008
Bicep Curls - 4 sets of 25, using two 5# dumbbells
Bean abs crunches - 2 sets of 50 and one set of 100
Triceps - dumbbell extensions - 3 sets of 30 using one 5# dumbbell
I'm feeling rather wimpy with the 5# dumbbells, especially when I used to think nothing of using 30# and higher dumbbells for the same exercises. Right now it's baby steps. It's all about high reps and low weights, until I can get the muscles used to everything again. I suppose I can go up to the next weight increment, but I want to make sure I have this all down to the point it's super, super easy and can do double of what I'm doing now with a 5# weight.
I'm making an attempt at yet another protein powder. I've tried Muscle Milk Lite because it's lactose free and it seem to be working out OK. No splotchy breakouts or other weird reactions. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one. I've tried several brands but most are made with whey protein, and that's the main culprit of my breakouts. I also do OK with soy protein, but I have to get creative with how I use it.
This past weekend was also a big weekend for run events. Kudos to Michelle who participated in her first triathlon and probably still has a huge grin on her face, to Anne and her daughter for running as a team in in the Aflac Iron Girl 5k, to AKA Alice - who was also at the same event and ran the 10K, to Barbie2be who participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for life, and to Waddler26.2 for doing an amazing job at her Triathlon and finished strong. I was able to live vicariously through them and their event stories on their blogs. I wanted to be there, too.
"The hardest part is letting go, not taking part."
Heat Of The Moment - Asia - Step Away From The Cake
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Once the sun went down, my husband invited a couple of friends over. One is my husband's high school buddy CM and the other is our friend Sam. CM is currently recovering from a nasty bicycle accident that resulted in several broken bones, including his back. (Yeah, we compared injury notes.) He has also dabbled in playing the drums throughout the years, and he even played with his band at our wedding (back in '82.) CM is now back to riding his bike and drumming again. Sam is also a musician. He is a self-taught guitar player, and can play the most beautiful Spanish ballads and sings. Our son took advantage of this situation and cleaned up the garage area where he keeps his drum kit and guitars... I don't know why I didn't take pictures because it was the cleanest I've ever seen it.
We had our own personal concert last night, plus fireworks from the not so distant Sea World, ice cold beers and barbecued steaks, etc. My son was just besides himself because it has been extremely hard for him to find someone who really knows how to play the drums. My son would begin playing a song and CM would add the drum beat. Sam also had a turn at the electric guitars, which took some getting used to (he normally plays acoustic guitars) and before long, Sam was singing and playing the lead of a Spanish ballad, my son was playing rhythm and ad libbing some rifts, and CM was keeping beat with his awesome drumming technique. I was in awe. This was one of those times where everything just fell into place, and we had one of the best evenings.
Sunday, today, is also warm, but not nearly as warm as it was yesterday. My in-laws wanted the family to meet for brunch at a place along the bay, to celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary. I'd like to say that it was great, but it was just OK. The point of the brunch was getting everyone together, which is hard to do. There were a few no shows, including my daughter who was scheduled to work. The scenery was lovely, as we were able to watch the sail boats go by as we dined.
In recoup news, I'm getting around better, but I still need the cane. The pain is lessening, but some days are better than others. Pain medications come in real handy. I'll be checking out morning pool hours this week and see if I can get myself swimming, somewhere.
Saturday - Fall Out Boy - Run-DMZ
Photo from Gibson.com
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Your Aura is Blue
Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.
You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.
The purpose of your life: showing love to other people
Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah
Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor
Dangerous But Worth The Risk - Ratt
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Photo from Photobucket.com
(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon - Barbie2be
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
As we all know, part of accountability is putting everything in writing, no matter how lame it seems. I have to work back up to everything. Lower body anything is tough, even with pain medications. So here it is...
Bean push ups - 3 sets of 20
sort of bench dips - 3 sets of 20
Bicep curls with two 5# weights - to failure - about 50+ reps
Bean Abs - 4 sets of 50
Bean hamstring exercises - 1 set of 15
I'm using The Bean because it helps to alleviate pressure on the sore leg and I can work just on the upper body. I was hopeful that it would work the same for any lower body workout, but not quite. I need to figure out how to fit in some LBW exercises with out added stress to the leg, and I'm sure that will be all pool exercises. I should be able to get into a pool now but it's a matter of getting to a pool, and I'm not driving yet. I tried to convince my husband that a swimming pool was medically necessary and we should install one, but that didn't go over too well.
I've been tracking my food on Fitday. Nutrition was so-so. Calorie wise it's easy to stay on track, but it's the carbohydrate/ protein/fat ratios that are throwing me off. I need a higher protein to carbohydrate ratio right now, since I'm not running, and that's difficult, since I've been used to more carbohydrates in a runner's diet. I'm still coming out carb heavy.
My weight has remained relatively stable, but my body fat percentage has gone up, which means I've lost muscle. My clothes are even fitting differently. Ever since I've been weight training (about 10 years off and on) I've realized that the scale number is only a part of the equation. Body fat percentage changes everything. I'm even feeling extra fluffy and I've lost muscle tone in my legs already. I definitely feel like I'm starting from scratch. I'm just about at the point of taking those dreaded before pictures again, just to remind myself of what I need to do. Blech, but they do work.
In other news, I got my husband's Ipod shuffle to work. It hadn't worked since the marathon. He poured water over his head and forgot about wearing the Ipod -- It shorted out. I'm not sure what I did to make it work again, well, besides plugging it into it's charger and dropping it a couple of times, but it's back, and that thrills me because I know my new Ipod would go missing, the same way my camera goes missing, the same way my car goes missing...
Get The Party Started - Pink - Barbie2be
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Last night was the office birthday party for one of the doctors, a coworker, and me. Our birthdays are within a week of each other, and it's only logical to do one party for the three of us. I wish I had pictures, and I hope they send me some, because they picked me up at my house in the most obnoxious limo ever. It was a Hummer limo from a sports drink company with their logo all over it, and huge pictures of two Bavarian-esque ladies on the side. One of the doctors knows the person who drives the limo and was able to get it for the occasion. Of course, it had the tacky disco interior, complete with fiber-optic ceiling lights that changed colors. It was so funny. We had a blast, though. Oh, and the doctors gave me some cool gifts. I received the New York City Ballet Workout DVD set, a baseball cap that says my work name (Eyeball) on it, and an Ipod shuffle. They even had it engraved. The print is so tiny it was hard to read, (so I used my macro setting to take a picture of it) but it's so cool...
I was so surprised! My coworkers gave me the new Cooking Light cookbook, a really nice blouse and a pair of white gold hoop earrings. This was also the first night I was able to have salad and have one alcoholic beverage, now that I'm off one of the meds. (I made sure I wasn't on the pain meds for a couple of days just so I could have one drink.) It was a very good evening and couldn't have come at a better time.
Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx - Barbie2be
Monday, June 16, 2008
I also had a birthday celebration with the office, for 3 June birthdays, including mine, but I'm waiting on pictures from that event. We rode in the most obnoxious limo ever, but it was hysterical...
One thing I'm no longer waiting for is a Bistro table and chairs for the front porch. It was supposed to be a Mother's Day present, but my husband waited too long and the one we originally selected was no longer available. Now it just needs assembly, which I need to wait for someone else to do, because it's too heavy for me at the moment... *sigh*
Father & Son - Cat Stevens - AKA Alice
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
When most kids get a sticker at a doctor's visit, they usually put the stickers on their shirt or bring it home to put in a book. Evan chose to wear his sticker, right below his shot boo-boo.
Just so you all know, that's a Masarati he's holding. Evan requested that I mention his car.
The Winner Takes It All - Abba - Diary of an Aspiring Loser
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Every time I watch shows like Top Chef, I get itchy to attempt making something just a little bit different, or I'll look at restaurant food with a more critical eye. It happens every time.
Now that season 4 of Top chef is over, I'm (once again) eagerly awaiting the next season of Project Runway, which premiers next month. I know. I'm a dork.
Dress You Up - Madonna - Barbie2be
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
There. I've said it. It does suck. It's not like I'm overly feeling sorry for myself or having a pity party. It's not a case of poor me because I know how fortunate I am. I have all this energy that I can't use. I did ponder throwing my kitchen dishes against the wall, but then I'd have to clean up the mess and buy new dishes... Playing fetch with the dog seemed like good idea (I'd get to throw something) but the dog wore out pretty fast. I also thought about going to the batting cages, but batting requires hip movement. I wished I were still making pottery, at least that way I could wedge the clay (requires throwing wet clay really hard at a concrete surface), or break down some greenware that I didn't plan on using anyway. I should ask my daughter if Walmart still has some sort of punching bag in stock because punching pillows just doesn't cut it... I just need to hold out for one more week and THEN I can start swimming.
To remind myself of better times ahead, I did retry on the silk floral dress I bought at Banana Republic on Monday. It was one of those dresses that I wasn't sure would look good on until I tried it on. Now I need to go undergarment shopping, since none of my bras work with this dress, since the straps cross in the back... and I need new strappy black sandals that I might be able to walk in... and a pedicure, because my toes aren't very pretty right now, and heaven knows I need to have my toes look good in strappy black sandals.
All About Me - Matt Dusk - Barbie2be
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Tagging is easy. Just copy the following onto your post. The rules of the game are posted at the start of your blog post. In this case, I'm asking you 5 questions about running. Each player answers the 5 questions on their own blog. At the end of your post you tag 5 other people and post their names. Go to their blogs and leave a comment on their blogs telling them they've been tagged and to look at your blog for details. When they've answered the questions on their own blog, they come back to yours to tell you. Got that? (Yeah, I stole the verbiage off of AKA Alice's blog.)
1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?
Me? Running? Yikes. 10 years ago, yesterday, I was in a car accident - right on my 39th birthday. My left hand was injured and required surgery. I wasn't running but I thought I was relatively active. I was also about 15 pounds overweight, and after the accident I put on 15 more pounds just about right away.
2. What is your best/worst running experience?
Hmmm... There's a few that fall into the *best* category , but one that stands out was when I lived near Lake Murray and I was training for my second Rock 'n' Roll marathon, running back and forth on the lake path in the cool, early morning until I got to around 20 miles. After about the third time around the lake, a group of women who were taking a leisurely walk, who I passed a couple of times took notice, and one of them said "there goes that girl again. I'll bet she really didn't do all that running and she just went to Starbucks for a hot chocolate." That made me laugh and it made me feel good that somebody noticed. I also have to add the one and only time I placed in my age group in a 5k run. It was at the Annual Coronado Independence day 5k-15k. I'm not sure why, but that year's race was a little on the small side. I ran my worst 5k time ever and placed 2nd in my age group. I was in shock and I made my husband check the results several times, just to make sure there wasn't an error. I was thrilled. That's a picture of me with my winner's t-shirt prize.
My worst experience was this year, on May 3, running with the track club, where I got that bad cramp at mile 10 of a 16 mile run, which kept me from finishing the run, and eventually turned out to be a fracture, then I needed surgery, and so on, keeping out of the marathon, or any summer races for this year.
3. Why do you run?
Because it's my "me" time, and I can solve the world's problems in my head when I run, well, at least it feels like I can.
4. What is the best or worst piece of running advice that you've been given about running?
Best advice: When I was diagnosed with arthritis 5 years ago, the advice was to NOT stop running, so I don't lose range of motion, and, well, motion.
Worst advice: Not necessarily advice, but it's the worst thing anyone can say to me during a race: "You're almost there!" Those words really mess with my head, especially towards the end of a race. Technically, you're almost there when you pass through the start line.
5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
When I'm not recouping from surgery, I can still do a cartwheel.
Now, here is who I am tagging...
Let's see... Dori, Leslie, Pat, Waddler26.2, Flo.
In My Life - The Beatles - AKA Alice - Heffer Blog
Monday, June 09, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
It's sort of funny when, as the older you get, most of your birthday cards from your real estate agent, eye doctor, dentist, insurance agent and QVC...
My Birthday is tomorrow, Monday, June 9. I've never had a problem with birthdays or age. I always embrace it. I love celebrating my birthday, not because of parties or gifts (even though those are great) but because I have the gift of life, and there's so much to enjoy.
As I bid adieu to 48, I look forward to 49 with even more gusto. Watch out, world!
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Frank Sinatra
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
The July 2008 issue of Runner's World Magazine came in the mail today, and that particular issue was as if it were just for me. Not only was there a great cover shot of former pro volleyball player Evan Hook, there was an article about "natural remedies for common aches and pains," by Betsy Noxon. The section of the article that really caught my eye had to do with imagery.
"The PROMISE: By visualizing a positive scene, you calm your mind -- and your body. 'When your mind is relaxed, your muscles hold less tension, which means you're less likely to feel pain,' says Jefrey Greeson, PhD., psychologist with Duke Integrative Medicine Clinic at Duke University Medical Center. 'Imagery can also help healing since stress increases levels of cortisol, which can slow injury repair.'
THE SCIENCE: Research published in the Journal of Sports Sciences indicates that when athletes pictured themselves as healthy or imagined themselves dealing with pain, they enhanced their recovery rate. Another study offers evidence that positive thinking can speed blister healing.
WHO SHOULD TRY IT: Some studies have had participants picture broken bones being glued together, torn muscle fibers reattaching, or cells regenerating. Visualization can also help you deal with temporary discomfort -- like the final mile of a race. Imagine the pain leaving your body when you exhale or picture yourself smiling at the finish line."
I guess imagery all boils down to the power of positive thinking, which is what I've been trying to do since I ended up in the ER, almost three weeks go. I never thought of the image of the bone healing and being stronger. I suppose it's worth a try. I'm trying NOT to take the prescription pain medications, since they mess with my sleep patterns, and have been taking regular Tylenol instead, per the doctor's instructions, and I hope I won't be needing the Tylenol much longer, either. I'm really hoping to put mind over matter to RELAX and HEAL. The article also discussed acupuncture, sports massage, herbal remedies, and chiropractic treatment.
Also in the July issue was an article on music: "Music & Motivation - Why Tunes Make You Faster plus The Best Running Songs of All Times." This article is so right up my alley. I'm still going over the article and, perhaps, I'll put in my two cents about it later, in another blog post.
Walk Away - Kelly Clarkson - Barbie2be
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Yesterday's song, We live for love, was selected because we (me, my husband and our running buddies) run because we love it, and, of course, it's a Pat Benatar song, who sang at the post marathon show. I didn't realize that the lyrics fit so well until I re-listened to the song today...
"I never planned to win the race
But you convinced me face to face
there was never a chance of losing at all.
We live for love."
We Live For Love - Pat Benatar - Barbie2be
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008 - Expo
The day did not start out as planned. We had originally planned to hit the expo early as possible, around 10 AM, but we did not get to sleep early enough the night before because our neighbor across the street felt the need to party (loudly) until wee hours of the morning. We made it to the expo around 12:30 PM. We quickly found our friend Sam then retrieved our race numbers, t-shirts, and Michael's timing chip. We walked around the expo for a while. I purchased a pair of Ininji socks, found a shirt for my grandson that says "My grandma is faster than you," chatted with the Runningskirt.com twins and purchased another running skirt with the compression shorts, then hooked up with Dori (She Do Run Run.) Our time was limited but it was as if we'd known each other for years, even though we had only met one other time. I also checked out the San Diego Track Club booth and chatted with a few members who wanted the details about my injury. Once we were finished with the expo, we went with Sam for a quick lunch, then home for a little rest before heading out to the track club pasta dinner.
Upon arriving at the pasta dinner, we were quickly greeted by one of our track club running buddies, and she invited us to sit with her and family at her table. It was kind of funny to see everyone in normal clothes, since we normally see everyone in sweaty running garb, with hats and sunglasses on. (We didn't think to get dressed up.) As a group, the track club actually cleans up well! More people arrived and I had to explain my entire story again when they saw the walker. It was fun to catch up with many of the people I had run with, and how excited they were about the marathon the next day. During dinner we had some words of inspiration from our coaches and a local news anchor who runs. After dinner it was more of the same, catching up with our new friends and telling our coaches thanks for a great training season. Once we were home, it was lights out for me. I have no idea what time Michael went to sleep, but I know it wasn't early.
Sunday, June 1, 2008 - Marathon Day
The alarm was set for 4:00 AM but we didn't get out of bed until 4:15. There really wasn't much to prepare for, just get dressed, eat, and go. Our son, Erik, was the driver, so he was also summoned to be up early. Because of prior marathon morning traffic experience, we've learned to take a back route to the start area. It took only 10 minutes for us to make our way there. I figured it would take Erik and I 10 minutes to get to the volunteer parking. I was wrong. It took about a half hour because we got stuck in marathon traffic and a road closure that I completely forgot about. Once we got out of traffic, it was a smooth drive to the volunteer parking area, and somewhat of a short walk to the 23.5 water station. After signing in and receiving our volunteer t-shirts, Erik quickly went to work helping to pour water into the cups, and I set out cups. After that, it was a matter of waiting. Several people there knew about my ordeal, but a few didn't, and I had to explain all over again what happened. Other long time runners talked about their injuries, some no longer run, but are still active in the running community. They volunteer. It's a good group of people to belong to.
Erik helping out.
A couple of hours go by and the first chair participant goes by, soon to be followed by a couple more chair participants. Not too long after the lead male runner goes by, and everyone begins to cheer. I'm sure the guy is working it, but he makes his run look effortless. A few more male runners go by before the female leader goes by about 20 minutes later. Since I normally run in the marathon, I never see the elite runners. I'm probably somewhere near the halfway point when they're finished, and probably already back in their hotel rooms when I do finish. Needless to say, I was thrilled to see such athletes go right by me, as I attempted to get their pictures.
A few of guys from the track club had wondered what it would be like to run with the elites, so they decided to follow one for a few feet. I'm not sure how often that happens, and I'm not sure what the etiquette is on that, but it was kind of funny, and I'm sure it's something these guys will definitely remember for a long time.
It wasn't much longer, but the masses began to stream in. I saw several of my track club friends and gave them hugs as they stopped by. I spotted the 4:30 pace person and group go by, and felt slightly melancholy that I wasn't a part of the group, but happy for them that they were just less than 3 miles from the finish, and still all together.
Cindy cheering on the runners!
Michael ahead of schedule!
Dori still smiling!
Around the 7 hour point, Erik and I called it a day. There were several walkers still on the course. We gathered up our things and trekked back to the car, and then to MCRD to meet up with Michael and Sam at the track club tent, where they were enjoying their post marathon beer.
Once we were home and rested, Michael decided he was feeling well enough to attend this year's post marathon concert featuring Pat Benatar. (How can someone so tiny have such strong vocal pipes???) She sang most of her hits, and we did enjoy ourselves. The concert wasn't that long, though, and we were home before 10:00 PM.
Post Marathon Day - June 2, 2008
It's back to work for Michael, and he brings his medal to the office as proof that he did yet another marathon. As for me... I'm not sure what happened, but I could not even hold down water for most of the day. I can't pin-point what I ate to make me feel so crummy, but I am glad it only lasted a day. Michael is still feeling fantastic about getting under that 6 hour time hump. I think this is the first time I have seen him really excited for himself about running and excelling. He's usually mentioning something about the pain at this point, but this time it's not so much.
20494 Michael M San Diego CA 50 M chip 5:49:23 clock 5:57:16 pace 13:20 10K 1:08:32 half 2:28:51
Slow Motion - Third Eye Blind
Monday, June 02, 2008
Being on the side lines does have some advantages. You get to see all of the elites, and, just perhaps, get some pictures of them as they go by.
I've been a little busy today. I have more pictures to post from the expo and the marathon, plus my two cents on the day.
Getting There - Terri Clark - Barbie2be
It turns out that I managed to get photos of the winners as they ran by. The Men's winner was Simon Wangai (2:10:07), in the green singlet. The women's winner was Yulia Gromova (2:28:32), the last picture. The chair winner was Brad Ray (1:46:23), in the yellow chair, second picture from the top.