4.23.2009

One Happy Drowned Rat

This morning I went on a 6 mile run.
In.The.POURING.Rain.
It was dark.
And lightening. I told myself I've been good lately, I shouldn't get struck by lightening today.
And thundering. You could hear the thunder roar across the sky.
It was so refreshing.
I loved every minute of it.
I think I smiled the whole way.

Earlier in the week, our times were posted for the Frisco Fifty Marathon.
As most of you know, I received a very cool plaque for placing 2nd in my age group.
Well...come to find out, I was the ONLY one IN my age group.
How do I place 2nd to myself??? LOL!!!
I'm not one iota upset-it's just very humorous that I received an award at all, but especially silly when it's a 2nd place award and I was the only one in my age group running!
I'll still cherish it as I deserve it if no other 30-40 year old woman could get her arse up and run the marathon that day. Yay for me!

11 comments:

  1. ok seriously that is still the weirdest race story!!

    i can't believe you braved that icky weather...ligthening gets me

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  2. That's so funny about your 2nd place. And I like your rationalization that you've been good lately so you probably won't get struck by lightening, lol!

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  3. I love that you were "second" in your age group! Impressive! haha. And good job running in the rain and lightening! It is kind of a liberating feeling, isn't it!

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  4. Last fall my teammates and I won our division in an adventure race - and we were the only team in that field. I think I would have been upset if they gave us second!

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  5. You finished second in a one-person race? HA! Don't you love those runs when you're the only crazy out there?

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  6. That gave me a giggle. :)

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  7. typical richard johnson event story :)

    in december i placed third in my age group in a 10k of his, but the posted results at the race said 4th (a 10k person only ran 5k and therefore their time was pretty quick). i later found out i had a trophy waiting (they threw it in a box with some others and it got all scratched up).

    i wonder who they gave the first place plaque too?

    i hope they get it to you.

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  8. that's nuts about the a/g award! oh well, first and second :) you are nuts for running in the lightning - glad you didn't get struck!

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  9. Oh My GAWD Kim, you've absolutely made my day! That is HILARIOUS!!

    hahahahBWAAAAhahahaa

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  10. I couldn't find an email for you, but I'm debating doing TNT and am NERVOUS about the 4k fundraising commitment what are things that have worked in the past for you guys?

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  11. Anonymous-Email me at kim.greer@yahoo.com. I'll be happy to give you some pointers.

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