Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fontaine Classic - 1/2 marathon tune-up photos

Day 4 of not running. I wanted to go out REALLY bad last night, and almost did, but I promised myself on Sunday that I would wait a full day longer than I thought that I needed. So, instead of running and slowing down the healing process even more, or even hitting the exercise bike, I laid around in my hotel room like a big blob. Sort of like Jaba the Hut but without any the fun bikini clad Princess Leia. (Wow, I really called out my nerdiness just then. I feel naked and exposed.)

So, what do washed up has-been athletes do when they can no longer perform? They reminisce about better times. So, that is what I am going to do! Two weeks ago, along with my running club East Valley Runners, I ran a tune up half marathon. This thing was no joke. They had a timer on a tripod, volunteer manned water stations, and popsicles at the finish line! Let me tell you, nothing is better than a popsicle at the finish line of a hot race. Nothing.

I had brought my camera but I forgot it in the car. Fortunately, I was able to hit up the club president who was well equipped with his digital SLR. Here are a few of the pictures that he sent along my way.

A few of the East Valley Runners getting ready to start


Here I am lining up at the start after running an early 5 miles (shooting for 20 on the day). I never realized how much of a WRECK I look like after only 5 miles!! I look like I am ready to faint! (click to enlarge to see how wobbly I am)


We.are.off!


Mingling after the race. I am almost positive that I was grabbing a second popsicle and missed the picture.

5 comments:

The Sean said...

use your spare time to finish the next great American novel.

Pat said...

EV runners website is much improved. Looks like you guys ran around tempe lake.

OhMyLaughter said...

Who DOESN'T love Star Wars?

OhMyLaughter said...

Ohhh...and if you noticed any similarities in writing style...InspiredtoRun13...might actually be my attempt at a running blog a year ago... ;) (Read your post and didn't realize I was logged in.)

Bahaha training for the OBX half is going much better than that blog states. Maybe I'll start posting on it again. Not sure.

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