Monday, April 27, 2009
Pics and the rest of the story
Here are some of the pictures I took from the weekend. I spent way to much time listening to Bill Rodgers and forgot to get a picture with him this year. This is my first man-crush so I'm still learning to control it.
So here's the story about meeting Andrea. After rushing downtown to get my voucher on Friday, I rushed back home to get The Little One ready for school and rush him off. I stopped briefly at home and happened to check my email. I had one from someone named Andrea whom I didn't know. She said she had read on my blog about the voucher system and she was planning to drive in from New Mexico to run the 1/2 marathon. She wanted to know if there were any vouchers left for the 1/2 before she made the drive. I got on the phone to some running club friends and luckily found one who happened to be at the expo at that time. I asked him to check on the vouchers and pick one up for Andrea if there were any left. He called me back later and said he had one in his hand. I called Andrea and let her know she was in! So she drove in on Saturday and I met her at the expo to give her the voucher and help her get registered. She was awesome! So totally cool. She even brought me some southwestern spices and salsa which I'll use this summer. I am so amazed at the people I've met through this blog. I was scared at first about putting myself out there and the kind of people I might find but everyone I've ever met through this media has been great. And it just keeps coming!
I still haven't spoken to Paula. Sarah reminded me today that I not only ignored her for the week, I ignored her for the first few miles of the marathon when she was trying to tell me to slow down. This probably put the icing on the cake for her and she totally turned off. I don't know how to overcome this great injustice I've done to her. Flowers? For a watch? Nah. I don't know what to do for her. I don't know how to get her back. She loves to run but I won't be doing much of that this week. Any thoughts?
In a weird twist of fate I'm not sore at all today. When I thought about it I realized I really only ran 13 miles hard yesterday and the rest was more a walk-jog. So I didn't stress my legs that much. This may be a blessing in disguise for my Ft. Collins marathon on Sunday. The world turns in mysterious ways sometimes.
Thanks for all the concern over my health. I'm fine today and am getting back to a normal water-balance. I had some severe hot-flashes last night but I hydrated all day today and I think they have past. I owe so many people thanks for taking care of me. I had many people come by the medical tent while I was down. I love this running club! They rock. (one exception would be the guy who took a picture of me in my desperate state! I saw it last night and it's just not right at all! It's not a pretty sight. I love you man but that was just wrong!!!!!)
Thanks for listening