Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The race report:
It starts, I run fast, ow! my hip, ow! my leg , ow, ow, ow, I decide to slow down...... the race ends.
I don't think it was such a good idea, and I certainly paid for it the next few days, but it was worth it to see my amazing daughter come barreling in only 3 mins behind me to do it in 25 mins! And she only runs 1 mile every second week at school. She ended up getting 2nd in the under 16 group! And, we were 3rd fastest mother/child! (other two were mom/son). I'm thinking all her figure skating has something to do with it. Ha! I don't want her to start running to early to " let her musculoskeletal system develop" , but she certainly takes a pounding with all the falls working on all her doubles. I am proud of whatever she does. Hmmm.... running is a lot cheaper than skating though! ha ha !
We spent the rest of the beautiful sunny day relaxing on our blanket on the field watching awards and prizes. She told me multiple times she loved me, and gave me a beautiful shirt that she bought with money she got for her birthday. Awww, that just made the pain all worth it. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful daughter!!!!!!
I will post pictures once I get them.
Friday, May 8, 2009
At least this weekend I can look foreward to a 5K Mothers day race in port moody. My 12 yo daughter decided it should be a 'tradition' every year- even if she has to push me in a wheelchair! Trust me, after the marathon, I thought the wheelchair may be needed.
what to do, what to do.......
Monday, May 4, 2009
The kilometers flew by 10, 15, 20,25K, people watching along the way. Some weird running styles out there. Some of my favorites were:
- the limp wrist runner ,- the foot slapper( that dude must have had very sore feet at the end)
- the grunter -the butt protruder that looked like he had to go to the bathroom
And what people wore!
- One girl wore a garbage bag- for at least 21 kms (and It was not raining)-a full on gangsta style track suit, (I'm thinking he's gonna have some chaffing.)
Jim's chattyness reduced to just breathing by 25 kms. I asked him how he was. He replied
"I'm having a moment"... whatever that meant. It still makes me laugh.
The last two kms were the best.
At 40 kms I decided to tell Jim that "I don't think I'm going to sprint to the finish line."
It was hilarious at the time because it took all we had to just keep running, let alone sprint!
By now the tables were turned.I was picking up the crowds energy, chatting away, totally hyper that I was going to finish!
Harvey Nelson-I was pleased to chat with the 75 yr old Icon as he ran/walked the marathon. He will probably be at the 5 peaks Golden Ears run next weekend too.
Paul Slaymaker- a local Port Moody runner from Runners Den who did it in 2:40.
Aaron Heidt- who I only know from his impressive trail running did it in 2:34 ! an HOUR faster than me! holy macaroni!
Regrets: Jim asked me if we should 'hold hands across the finish line'. I answered "pfft, NO!" ...Now, its not that I'm a cold hearted B$#&h, but it just seemed too difficult to keep running AND get close to each other AND hold hands, WHILE still running, after 42 kms.
TWO HAPPY FINISHERS
Would I do it again? probably, but I missed the technicality with all the speed variations and ups and downs that trail running offers. So thats my next goal: to finish a 50 K trail race...maybe??but now I know at least there is hope.