I'm still feeling good about the race on Saturday and my body hasn't retaliated yet either. Life is good.
Some totally random thoughts.
I received a gift certificate for a Road ID for Christmas. I put off ordering the thing for a long time for the following reason. I don't like planning my own demise. You see in Willie's mind, buying a Road ID, i.e. a body tag, is way to much planning for my own death. The purpose of a Road ID is to give some stranger information about me at a time when I can't because I'm dead or near dead. Wonderful thought! I don't plan things I enjoy, I'm sure as heck not going to put much thought into this little event in my life. Of all things I want to be totally random and unplanned, this would top the list. In the end, I gave in and ordered the stinking thing because of the following little gem of Willie wisdom. I don't want my kids to worry about what happened to me any longer than necessary. If I die I want the important people in my life to know about it ASAP. No sitting around and wondering if I just found a great new bar during my long run, I want them to know I've finally bought the farm and they can start the inheritance process (that final cruel joke I'll play on them, much like the "college fund" I tell them about! Ha, you wish!)
I said I am still reveling in the joy I found during Saturday's race. Well as I was perusing the race results AGAIN, I noticed that in the overall results I was 17th and in the overall male results I was 12th. That means that there were 5 women ahead of me in the top 15. A woman was 3rd overall in fact! I vaguely remember that as I was nearing the turn-around there was a women in 2nd place. How cool is that? Now you may think I'm just sucking up here since I'm well aware that the majority of the readers of this blog are women but I'm not (OK maybe a little, I'm still very afraid of RBR). I really do think this is cool.
I hit the Elliptical tonight for 45 minutes as a way of giving my knee another break. I'll run tomorrow night but haven't decided if I'll do the speedwork I'm supposed to do. I'm going to race a 10K this Saturday and figure that will suffice for my speedwork. We'll see. The weather in Oklahoma is going to be WONDERFUL this week. They say we could hit 86 on Thursday (be jealous, be very jealous). It will, of course, be sunny also so this is perfect weather for me. I'll take it.
My apologies to Southbay girl who I know hates warm sunny weather since she's cursed with it 364 days a year in southern California.
Here's a picture from Saturday's race a friend sent me. It was cold if you can't tell.
Thanks for listening