Monday, November 07, 2005

Two runs this weekend

We had a pretty good weekend. My sister ran the NYC marathon. (She said it was fabulous and that everybody should run this race at least once.) I went for a run myself on Saturday for about 4 miles, then gave blood and did my good deed for the weekend.

On Sunday, Brian and I went to Valley Forge to cover the extended 7-mile loop. We ran the beginning and end and walked on the river trail portion. That was pretty good for me considering the Saturday run and the blood donation. I felt good and was a little worried that my legs would hurt today but they didn't. Yay!

I posted most of the Utah pictures up on Winkflash. There are a lot of them and the best ones are not even there because they're panoramic and don't show to best advantage at this website. However, these guys did really nice prints from Hawaii and they are cheap so that's where the photos live for now. Click here to check out the long slide show. Click here to see me & Brian posing like dorks on a rock in the middle of the Virgin River trying to take our self portait with the camera on a tripod.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Hills Hills Hills

I just checked the Car-A-Mile page, as I do 400 times a day, to see if there were any updates. Today there was! They've posted a course map and an altitude profile. As you can see, it's hilly. UGH!

The good news is that one of the best places to run around here is Valley Forge which is also full of hills. I guess I'll have to force myself to run on the hilly loop instead of on flat trails so I'll be ready.

All my other races have been like pancakes. This should be interesting indeed!


I set my Tivo to tape anything related to Ironman Triathlons. It's awesome! The people who do these events are just amazing. I have no interest in ever doing such an event but I do love to watch them on TV.

What I find most amazing is that the race is so hard that even the pros walk and DNF and just struggle with it like the regular people do. You don't often get to see that.