Sunday, October 08, 2006

I hate running.

This morning the city of San Jose hosted the Inaugural San Jose Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon.

After running this and the two other 1/2 marathon's and finishing the triathlon since June, I am done, D.O.N.E. I'm hanging up my running shoes.

My body is tired, I'm chaffed in places I won't discuss here, I got charlie horses in both my calves and my shins (a first!), and my kidney's hurt. It was a hard race for me. (Weird that I finished this race faster than Disneyland. I even had to walk a bit of it.)

It was exciting however, when this guy passed me at my 5 mile marker, his 12. His stride was as wide as he was tall, he was so fast and graceful!!! If you look closely at this picture, you'll notice that neither of his feet are touching the ground. He was literally FLYING!!!

Okay, I'll be realistic. I'm just going to take some time off. I'm way too addicted to the endorphins to actually quit running.

See you on the trail!

Photos courtesy of race photographer and #1 cheerleader MadRetz


Ragged Around the Edges said...

Oh, don't you go and quit running and quit inspiring us. I'm libel to quit thinking about running if actually quit doing it.

Once again, you continue to impress me...too cool for words.

Cate said...

I'm trying to get healthy so I've been walking with my sister, and today since she's out of town I walked with Eliza and two of the neighborhood girls she plays with. I actually feel MUCH better!