"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Monday, September 26, 2011

I wore my Medal all day!...

This is my, "I've been up since 5 am, no poop in two days, boobs smashed, sweat in the contacts all morning, 52 degrees, walking all over the marathon route to meet my relay partners all day so my feet hurt, and then and sweating and sweating some more since I did have more clothes on, and having 4 beers, but look I got a medal so it's all good" look.

How did I do? I ran at a 10.8 mile an hour pace. This is a good outdoor speed for me. I started with the 11:17 pace group, and ended up leaving them after the first mile. I wish I'd have done more miles. Because I felt pretty bad-ass, especially when I smoked people running uphill!

Next, I'm doing a half marathon in November. Who'da thunk? The exciting part about it is that it's at a winery. (mmm wine!) Stomp the Grapes! The very same winery I had my first date with exassholemanfriend at, and a couple subsequent dates with said asshole, and have been avoiding like the plague.

So, in the spirit of being awesome, and moving on with my life, I am going to make a new memory. Maize Valley will go from "where I first met that asshole and had the most amazing first date ever, and then he later ripped out my heart" to "where I ran my first half marathon, and then got drunk off free wine".

The latter sounds way better anyways. Everyone loves free wine!


merider (M.E.-rider) said...

Fizz, I haven't commented in awhile, but I read every one of your posts. You're truly such a fascinating young woman. You keep it at it, and keep writing. This gal from the west coast is inspired by you! :-)

Debbie said...

Congrats! Good for you. Good luck in your half marathon. It's fun watch your emergence (?) as a runner.

Fizzgig said...

awwwe, thanks ladies! It's good to have support, even if its of the virtual type! I never thought I'd do this! I'm currently getting a girlfriend who only wants to walk while we do "high knees" on her miles, to run for a minute or so...she'll catch the bug!

Teena in Toronto said...

You go, Girl!