Sunday, February 1, 2015
Silver Liningness Sunday
Except, I did spend this lovely sunny morning running the Super Half Marathon once again. What a great day for it! But more on that later...
This was another lovely week to close out January and kick off February. Is it me, or did January go by super fast?
I think I've gotten settled into the routine of classes and tutees again after the long winter break. I just have two tutees currently, and one is about to go out into the big world, so I'll be down to one. I plan to keep it that way for a while. I'm continuing to enjoy my classes.
In movie news, Magnum and I watched Win Win, which we both liked. Some good humor mixed with some deep stuff to make for a good all-around flick.
And I'm happy to have been able to do the Super Half this morning. Remember I said I coughed my self into an achy rib injury? My left side has lovingly become known as "The McRibs". I really wanted to participate in the Super Half, but wasn't sure if that would be a wise thing.
By Friday, the weather forecast was looking good - sunny and high 20s. The McRibs? They were a "maybe", so I went ahead and got registered, vowing to take good care of The McRibs until race day. Then yesterday, I apparently did the unthinkable. I laughed. Nothing gut busting, just a "HA!" that turned into *pop* followed by "ooch, [expletive]" and maybe an [expletive].
By bedtime, though, they'd gone back to "maybe" status. So this morning, Magnum asked, "You gonna run?"
"Yes", I decided. "It'll be a counter-irritant".
"Running will be a counter-irritant to the McRibs?", he asked
"Maybe?", I said with fake conviction.
But y'know? The Super Half was bunches of fun. The McRibs and I felt pretty okay with the whole thing. I made myself take it slow and gently with no care about my time, and by the turn-around, I was feeling like the first half had gone by really smoothly. That gave me confidence for the second half and I gradually picked up my pace a bit. The last three miles felt really good and I managed to pick off quite a few others coming into the home stretch.
Maybe I'll give a more in-depth race report later, but for now, the stats:
38th for the ladies,
2nd for the old ladies.
First 600 finishers for the half got this medal that is also a bottle opener - brilliant!
When I got to the car, I texted Magnum "The McRibs and I survived!"
Anyway, good times. I will say that I don't have the fun photos like Agg79 shares with us from his races each year, but there were some nice supporters and cute signs along the way. So now I guess I'll settle in and enjoy [some chick flicks on my tablet while Magnum watches] the Super Bowl and its commercials. At least we know that this year, the Broncos won't be Super embarrassed.