This post had several possible titles.
-My first of several encounters with THE LAW (more on this later)
-The day that I took full advantage of the GI Bill, if you know what I mean... (more on THIS later)
-In the Malinowski household, there is ONE gingerale that is acceptable to consume.... (and if you don't agree, prepare to watch people smash wineglasses!!!) :-)
-Why... Just WHY????
It seems that in the end, I chose a semi normal title (more on Mr. Worldwide later)
Eric and I headed off to the Boston Prep 16 miler in Derry, NH this past Sunday with the plan to use it as a serious and legit test of our current fitness in regards to our Hyannis race goals. My goal was a 2:10, Eric's was a 2:22. We were able to sleep relatively late thanks to the wonderful hospitality of his Sister and Brother in law and we headed off semi-bright and early to Derry.
And almost immediately were pulled over for speeding. Oops. Got in the race way of thinking a bit early. Luckily, we were driving my car which was all up to date with its registration and what not. Eric was driving but managed to bat his eyes and sweet talk effectively enough to avoid a ticket so, Winning.
We arrived 90 minutes early which was perfect for our warm up plans. Oh, and it was a blazing 14 degrees with a steady wind of about 15 MPH with gusts to 30. FML. FML. Since I am practicing being positive in the face of disaster I tried to make the death on Mt Everest conditions my friends. It only kinda worked...
|Gloves! Shirt! Generic race bib! YAY!|
|My pile of shit, Just the extras to keep this old lady warm-ish.|
|Wearing all the extras. Trying to look pumped. Failing..?|
|Poor Eric. This is not a very good picture. Blame me, I'm bad at photos.|