Thursday, March 24, 2011

cupcake 1/2 marathon finisher!

Last night I completed the last part of the Virtual Cupcake Marathon put on by some of my pretend friends in bloggy world.  You could complete a full marathon or a 1/2 marathon over a period of two weeks.  I opted to complete the 1/2 marathon.  Yay for me!  Here is a recap of my running:

3/15--3.16 miles in 27:30

3/17--4.16 miles in 33:11

On 3/20--3.1 miles in 25:46

And last night I ran 4.16 miles in 34:31.  No picture as I left my ipod at home today.  I did run it, I promise!  So that brings my grand total up to 14.52 miles!  Oh yeah!  1.4 more than the distance I signed up for.  I'm such an over-achiever, I know, I just can't help myself.....  It is getting easier to run further, last night I felt like I could've kept running if it wasn't almost dark!  Once it gets lighter and warmer, I think I'm going to try to run a 10K.... :)

Oh, and here I am in the mandatory picture with the 'bib'.  P at my work took the picture and was making some crude joke about holding the cupcake bib over my 'cupcakes' so, hence, the goofy looking face.
Can you say, dork?

So now moving on to the next big race in my life--the Nor'easter Tri.  It is in 10 days.  Yes, you heard correctly, 10 days.  Life was all flowers and butterflies last Friday when I finally found a bike to use in this race.  Today is back to misery and dread as I haven't been able to use said bike AT ALL since I picked it up.  Mother Nature has decided that this race, may indeed, live up to it's name--Nor'easter.  Which is basically, a big ass snow storm.  All it's done since I got this super speedy road bike with tiny, tiny tires, is snow!  And be 35 degrees out.  I have never ridden a race bike and I'm surely not going to do it with snow on the ground!  Not to mention the 100 lbs of sand that is all over the road to keep from slipping on the ice and snow that is still around.  And let's not forget about the 6" frost heaves at every turn.  For those of you fortunate enough to live somewhere normal and are not familiar with frost heaves, it is when the road cracks and heaves upward due to the frozen ground underneath.  So riding on curved roads with frost heaves is equilivent to a Six Flags rollercoaster.  Only cheaper.  And less fun.  Actually more expensive, if you blow a tire or bottom out your car.  And riding same roads on a road bike with skinny tires is a death wish. 

Ah, Maine.  The way life should be. 


Bobbi said...

I know you've seen this already, but...."Greg does keep reminding me it's called the "Nor'easter Tri". Yet I still envisioned running by fields of daffodils the first wknd in April.....silly me...." very appropriate here too. I say we ride tomorrow like the tough chiks that we are and then do snow angels as a little flip-off to Mother Nature....hehehehe....

O and congrats on the 1/2 marathon!

Emz said...


Love it!!

Christi said...

You will do great at your tri! I will start sending you positive race vibes and maybe the weather will listen!