Sunday, October 18, 2009

i ran so far away

Oh hi there. I ran my third half marathon this morning.

Everyone keeps asking me how it was and my first reaction is to say "it was fucking awful". It started raining around mile two and didn't stop. The route was boring, a small loop within a larger loop. I saw most of the route twice, and what a sight downtown Lowell is on a rainy, cold Sunday. Also, my left knee decided to throb uncontrollably, so that was pretty fun. Oh, and the icing on the cake? We finished at the Lowell Spinners stadium and once I got in there, wahoo, I saw the finish line! But oh wait, I HAD TO RUN THE FUCKING BASES BEFORE CROSSING THE FINISH LINE. I was not pleased. In fact, the photographer may have actually gotten a picture of me mid-angry fist. BUT! I ran straight through and survived, and that's really the most important thing.

Anyway, I did see some interesting things along the way and they included:
1. a run over mastermind game board
2. magnetic letters - the kind that go on the fridge
3. lots of roadkill, mostly squirrels (but I guess that's not as funny)
4. a pogo stick - well, half of a pogo stick
5. one running sneaker - not really sure how that happened but.. meh

So that's that folks. I keep telling everyone that I'm going to take a break from training for long races. But, knowing me, I'm going to get bored of that plan in about... three weeks. Time to start looking for the next race. I'm thinking warm and basically.. anywhere that's not New England.

5 comments:

ohhayitskk said...

i can't believe they made you run the bases. that's actually hilar. omg. i'm dying. that so magical.

PJ said...

ROFL--they made you run the bases???? Unbelievable.

j. said...

i was so angry that i yelled "FUUUUUCCKK" and shook my fist to the sky.

Out-Numbered said...

Red, Green, Blue, Black, Yellow... MASTERMIND! I would have stopped and played with the Roadkill. The Prize? One running shoe.

j. said...

what can i say, out-numbered, the goodies are ENDLESS up in lowell, massachusetts.