Monday, April 26, 2010

Race Face

This (down below) is my race face. This is the face I make when I race, hence the term "race face." It's lovely, ain't it?

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I'd also like to draw attention to the medal around my neck. That medal right there is a gold medal for first in Women 35-39. It isn't really a gold medal, but it might as well be.  So humor me. This medal, from the Hurricane Half Marathon, is the first of any placing of any kind since turning 35 (three freaking years ago!) That 35-39 age group is a tough one.

Also note that I was fourth overall. That ain't too bad either.

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This second photo is a photo of my women folk and our hardware. Lookee there. I'd also like you to meet "Tina." Tina is the babe in the green bandanna and matching skirt. That Tina is a fun one. Last year at this same Hurricane Half Marathon, we spent a great deal of time going back and forth. She'd pass me. And while passing me she'd motion for me to follow her. Then I'd do the same. We've been long distance friends since and have grown increasingly freaked out by how much we have in common.  Would you care for an example? We both take pictures of the odometers in our cars and we have the same shoes!  Oh and we were both born in June.  That helps.

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Don't those shoes look fast? They are! It's the Brooks Launch. Get yours today.

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14 comments:

C.C. said...

Way to go Rabid.

Jessica said...

SERIOUSLY! You are amazing. Truly.

And the fact that you look that spectacular after running 13.1 miles makes me want to hate you. But then I remember that I like you, so I can't hate you, you know?

Julia said...

Rabid, I am way proud of your race and your really fast shoes. Congrats! Everyone deserves a gold medal every five years or so.

Jessica said...

p.s. do you love how C.C. and I both comment within 2.1 seconds of you posting? Can you tell we are both in the midst of finals and are living on our respective iMacs? (which, by the way, did you decide on an iMac?)

rookie cookie said...

Sweetassweet.

Lisa said...

Wahoo! That's a competitive race too-so happy for you. I have love for the 'launch' too! Gave me a marathon PR last year :)

Sparks said...

Someone's getting speedier, isn't she. Well done.

You are a champion among champions.

Ryan said...

i still have a hard time wrapping my head around paying for the privilege to run but whatever; those medals don't come cheap! which is to say, well deserved, and well done!

and btw for those reading it incorrectly in their respective heads, it's pronounced /ˈhɜrɨkən/ dammit. why? because it more closely approximates the british pronunciation and folks in hurricane are classy like that.

lifein360 said...

Awesome job ladies! Love the shoes too.

Race weekends have started up here as well. Seems race posts are going to be the norm for a little while. Yee haa.

Makell said...

Congrats, Speedy Gonzalez! That is a medal I hope to see you wearing on a daily basis. You better not take it off for a long time. Or maybe ever. Revel in it! Very impressive :)

Ski Bike Junkie said...

Winning is fun, dontcha think?

Nice work.

Tia said...

You guys all ROCK! Good people, good weather, good course -- good grief, what's not to love?!!

Look out, Ogden Marathon... here she comes! :)

Aubrey said...

So proud of you! Elated for your success, and you earned all of it.

Buddy the Elf said...

Can I have your autograph?