Well, fabulous, now I have to haul my phone around to use the RunKeeper app since my Garmin bit it. At least it will be cool enough in the morning to wear a jacket, so I’ll have a pocket. I took the pouch off of my water belt the other day and left it on my porch, now it’s gone, so I can’t carry it in that.
Too bad my video of Claire doing karaoke had terrible sound.
I figured I’d say something completely redneck this weekend and the Internets would make fun of me, but apart from Bald Knob, I don’t think I embarrassed myself.
Here’s the link for last night’s video. Good times! Thanks for all who joined us. We really enjoy doing these, so we’ll see you all next week!
Ah, just watched the video (mostly because I was mentioned and it makes me feel special!), and finally heard them say what I won!
Won’t charge, won’t turn on. I MUST have one before my run in the morning!
Just wanted to let all the Soaring Wings crowd know that there is a pretty extensive gallery of race photos online at the local Conway newspaper The Log Cabin’s website. Perusing through it so far I have spotted @Josethompson
The entire gallery which contains a ton of photos can be found here.
Just thought I’d pass this along.
So as previously stated, this weekend Mrs. Tridad and I went to Conway Arkansas to celebrate our anniversary. I didn’t know what to expect because a) I’ve never been to Arkansas and truthfully had to look at a map to figure out where it was exactly and b) I was going to meet a bunch of people from the internet and I have had client that have done that and been arrested for it. Oh sure, we weren’t going to hook up with a 15 year old girl, but you never know who is who on the internet. Again, not going to take up too much dash space. Read more if you want:
You saw me at packet pick-up, too! I’m the one who took your picture with Robin.
I guess I’ll attempt a race recap. I always think of things to write during the race then promptly forget it all as soon as I finish.
The first couple of miles I spent just trying to figure out what I was doing. Mile 2 my ankles were hurting but I just told myself it would pass. Sure enough, by mile 3 I was feeling good and it was time to shed the jacket. I was getting hot! So I tossed my gloves at the second water stop and tied my jacket around my waist. I was in full race mode!
Miles 3 through 6 went by kind of slowly, and at about the halfway point stuff started to hurt. Specifically my hips and calves. I don’t normally have calf issues, so that was weird. I was worried they would cramp, but they never did.
The last five miles went quickly, and I had some pretty good butterflies going during the last two miles. I was going to finish a half marathon! One girl that I had been talking to mentioned that she was trying to get home by 10, and that was my first inkling that I might finish in under three hours. I hadn’t been looking at my time, so I checked it then and sure enough, I was 2:17 in with about a mile and a half to go. I got really excited then! I knew there was a nice hill at mile 12, and I took some extra walk breaks during that last mile. I didn’t want to be dead at the finish. I was able to run up that hill and finish strong.
This race has fabulous support! Water/Gatorade stations every half mile, GU at mile 6, Gummi Bears at the last station (I think). Note to self, don’t take the gummi bears. I kept choking on those stupid things! I took water at the first stop, then Gatorade at the next two, but the Gatorade seemed to upset my stomach so I stuck to water after that. At mile 6 I took a GU, but I hate those things, so I sucked down about half of one and washed it down with water so I didn’t have to taste it. I also carried some chews, so I had plenty of energy.
The pizza at the finish was great, but the best thing was cheering with my fellow fitblrs FOR my fellow fitblrs. What an awesome experience.
Yay, I won the Operation Ultra question drawing! No idea what I won.