Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Some Observations

I am absolutely amazed at how good I felt the day after the races. I do not know how this happened. I was able to get out of bed quickly for my flight home without much pain at all. Going down stairs did not cause any pain or soreness.

Here are some more observations from the races. The lady I wrote about that drafted me the entire way up the windy beach ended up running about 4 minutes faster than me but only 1 place. She ended up being in 2nd place for Female Masters. I guess I helped her then. In the Austin race, I ended up getting pretty sun burned on Sunday. The sun came out at mile 12 and then after wiping sweat and water off my face enough, the sunscreen was gone.

I don’t know if you heard about the meteor or satellite piece that fell in Texas on Sunday. The video that they are showing over all the news stations is from a TV Station recording the Austin Marathon. You can see runners going by in the video. Also, Larry from our group actually saw the fireball shooting through the sky. When he told us about it that afternoon, we thought he was hallucinating (at least we made fun of him that way) until we saw it on the news later.

I feel ready to run again. I think I will be taking a few more days off though, just to rest those legs some more. I put in 61.5 miles last week. That may be the highest weekly total for me ever.

Melissa & I finished her Pine Wood Derby car last night and took it in for the weigh in. And just as I suspected, it was painted pink, with some light blue on the sides. The race is Saturday. And for Mark out there, I think she will have the number 17! Sorry it is not black and yellow.

And as one more side note, today is my birthday. I don’t feel right when people make a big deal of it, it is just another day most of the time and I usually don’t tell people when it is, but some of you have become cool Blog Friends so I thought I would share.


Mark said...

Yes!! Number 17!! Tell Melissa the car looks cool!
Glad you're feeling good. Happy Birthday!

Melanie said...

I'm behind on my Google Reader, but happy belated bday!