"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Atta Girl!

I wanted to get a run in before I had to go to school to do a lecture for AP Biology (yes, I made them come in during spring break for two lectures. I am evil. Muh wah ah ah!)

I got up early and went to my pet sitting job, Blackie Picture: Blackie, 15 yo, blind cocker spaniel that I ADORE! Here he is taking time to smell the daisies! This was the best picture of him I could get, he is a fast little sucker for a 15 year old, blind dog

Then I went to the Rancho trail to do a 4 mile trail run, so that I could get some hill work in. I

wasn't up for hill repeats, but I did want to push it a little. I have two runs this weekend, the Santa Cruz 1/2 marathon on Saturday and then the Sacramento Zoo Zoom 10K on Sunday. I ran a different trail today that was much tamer than the trails I have run here before. It is nice that I can get a four mile trail run that is not crazy on the elevation gain. It was challenging, but not a quad fryer. Picture: Pretty trail head. It came out fuzzy, sorry.

Well, it was a great run but I misjudged my time and at the end I had to push it so I would get back to my car in time to get to school for lecture. I was hauling ass at the end and when I hit the 4 mile mark I slowed to a walk and stopped my watch.

An old man that was walking on the trail and watched me panting as I came in says, "whoa, did you win?" and laughs. With a devilish grin I said, " I beat you." He looked a little surprised and then said, "Atta girl" and winked at me.


Willie said...

Oh so now we're flirting with old men? I'm hurt...

You have quite a weekend ahead of you. A 1/2 and a 10K, way to go girl! Good luck with both and I hope you get a great endorphin rush from it.

B.T.W. totally mean for having a lecture during spring break. How could you? Those poor, poor self absorbed teenagers, how will they cope. Geesh, if you keep this up you may show them what real life is like! Oh, gasp, Ughh, not that!

Calyx Meredith said...

You are my hero! A 1/2 marathon and a 10K in the same weekend? I'm trying NOT to say "I can't imagine being able to do that" because I'd really LIKE to be able to imagine myself doing that. Maybe next year? I hope you have GREAT runs!!!!!! I hope your friend doesn't have any trouble with the flights (eek - the airports are pretty crazy right now!) Can't wait to hear ALL about it! Run, bitch, run! :D

Herself, the GeekGirl said...

Oog, I can't run before work. I have to have my lazy mornings. PS: I think it's spelled, 'Bwahahahah.' But maybe it's a regional thing. ;-)