Monday, January 10, 2011

The 9 miles that ALMOST got away

Ha ha 9 miler. You thought I wasn't going to be able to get you, but I did. Take that sucker!
....And thanks to all for the words of support! Most appreciated, really.....

Not satisfied by my failure of an attempt on Friday I spontaneously headed out yesterday afternoon to try again. I felt more rested. The weather was warmer. I was in no great rush. All those things made it completely possible and I finished in about 1 hour and 16 minutes. not going to break any records but a pretty decent effort.

I think I should get extra points due to the fact that not only was there a fierce headwind but the hills.... Ohhhhh those hills. When I run I tend to get "Climb Every Mountain" in my head in a bad way. Thank you Mother Superior for putting an epic ballad into my head, overriding my ipod. (tangent: then I start thinking about how then Fraulein Maria heads back to the Von Trapps to be seduced by the creepy Captain in the Garden. As a kid I always wondered if I would ever find that to be romantic? But something about that love in the garden scene has always made me cringe. Is it the seduction of the nun that is icky? The fact that I always thought that Capt. Von Trapp was a sketch ball with a weak and thready baritone and a hodge Podge of children? Or the sappy song they sing? Whatever. I still think it's creepy. And obviously have to have this debate with myself every time I set foot on the road to bust up the HILLS.)

Moving on here. Really, my ADD is out of control. And I don't even have ADD.

I did the 9 miles and did not walk, loose my lunch in any direction or wish to die. A clear win, if you ask me. And my type A personality was comforted my the fact that I managed to squeeze in the "missed" miles. HA!

One more day for the giveaway! Keep those guesses coming in....


  1. I think Sound of Music is the creepist premise ever - between the nun seduction and the slutty Lisel dating the Nazi, it's just too much.

    Great job on the 9-miler!

  2. I am cracking up at your Sound of Music synopsis! Never really gave it that much thought, but now...

    Great job on the mileage!