|GOT ME A BEER MUG!|
A little over a week ago, I was at a meeting of that local PEO chapter I've been stalking. One of my sisters there likes to do marathons and half-marathons and she urged me to do this one.
The Super Half? Well, I'm not really... well, maybe I'll think about it.
So I ended up signing up on Thursday, then Mother Nature commenced to continually dumping snow on us over the next two and a half days.
Ironically, my PEO sis didn't make it! She lives up in the mountain boonies and was kinda snowed in. Too bad because it turned out to be a beautiful day for it. The course was pretty well snow-covered, and a few miles were a real slog, but still good times!
Maybe I'll give a runnerly review later on, but for now, the stats:
20th overall female out of 189
65th overall human out of 357
I got 2nd place in my age group, but I also know of two women in the next older age group who placed ahead of me. One is a friend of mine who is FIERCE! I notice we old lady runners tend to watch out for each other...
|SHIRT, MUG, PRETTY SAFETY PINS|
I'm happy with how I did considering I've never done one and two weeks ago, I would've said, "Whachu talkin' bout, half maraton??""
Must give credit to the hat.
And I'm grateful for my friend putting the idea in my head, because it was quite fun, and the day was pretty.
Plus I got some loot.
In other Silver Liningness news, Meego got his official honor roll bumper sticker this week, thus maxing out. I think I've mentioned before that I don't do bumper stickers in general, and I DEFINITELY don't do "My Child is an Honor Student at..." bumper stickers. Not dissing those who do, it's just not in my Mom code.
However, I do think it's worth a nod, so we've put the kids' stickers on our bedroom door. They can get one per year of middle school. Note that we now have eight, not eligible for any more. The reason there are not nine? Well, Chaco had a bumperstickerless semester one year.
We laugh about it. Now.
And lastly, I want to give a shout out to the bus people again ("bus" is the non-fancy word for bus. "Metro" being the fancy one). Travel was really nasty this week. Even though I can now ride the friendly bike path to school, there was still about three miles of slop between my house and the bike path trailhead, so I was back on the bus for a good portion of this week.
Beats driving and fighting for parking.
And now, I hear there's a football game later today. Maybe I'll check out the commercials.
*Magnum tells me the SuperBowl starts at 4:20 our time. How appropriate...