Friday, January 16, 2009

Enduro Pro

Whew...what a run. I think I am still sweating and breathing hard.

I do know that I am sitting here with bruises on the balls of both feet and shallow, painful blisters on my right heel.

But we finished...1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) on Saturday. Very cold 3am wake-up call. 20,000 runners. There were big ones and little ones, young ones and old ones, one with a walker and at least one with a prosthetic leg (yes, we beat her and the old-man walker dude...but just barely.) This race was particularly difficult for me. I was sick, fighting a fever and making sure the pepto was not far away...I did not want to end up like this dude (warning, not for the feint of heart or stomach).

The full marathon (26.2 miles) was attacked and finished on Sunday. The 3am wake-up call was just as early, but not as cold. I had cold sweats all night and was not feeling great, but popping Tylenol immediately and keeping it coming every 6 miles allowed me to be in a much better mood for the longer run.

It was a good feeling to finish. We were sore and had bruises/blisters, but we were done and had accomplished something very few have. We are proud of that.

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Claire and I are off to the mountains for the weekend with a couple of friends and a bus load of High School seniors. Skiing is on the docket, but so is teaching about the flammability of powdered creamer and flatulence.

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Thanks for the words of worry that I had not posted in a week. We are alive and will have more next week...including some pictures (gotta make mom and soon-to-be mom-in-law happy) and the Top 10 things I said during the runs...I promise to include words like nipples, grundle and jiggliness.

I also promise to finish the last 6 days from the 12-Days of Christmas gifts that Claire gave me.

15 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Congrats on finishing. And kudos for including that pic!! That would make a great Morbid Monday!

Hallie

kimmy said...

Great job! Congrats to both you and Claire...that is quite the accomplishment!!! Enjoy your weekend!

Kimmy

AirmanMom said...

bogart...good job, good job!!!
Sounds like a great weekend ahead! Enjoy!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

MaBunny said...

Ok, those pics were gross, glad you didn't end up like that...
Gratz to finishing the race though and looking forward to rading what she got u the last 6 days of Christmas!

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I don't envy you a bus load of high school students and no parents. Sounds like my personal idea of hell. Good luck to you.

Stacie said...

congrats to both of you...
hope you have a great weekend and that you are feeling much better!

rs27 said...

a half marathon and a full marathon?

I would rather eat hot pockets.

Sue said...

Congratulations Bogart and Claire! It's awesome that you both finished - what a huge accomplishment. It sure makes you feel alive, doesn't it?

I'm really happy for you!

Kelly said...

Congratulations on finishing that run! I was just thinking about the 12 days of "Claire Christmas", and realized I didn't know how it ended after the 5 Krispy Cremes - glad I didn't miss out!

Katelin said...

congrats on finishing the race! it just sounds so intense, oy. and have a great time in the mountains, so fun for the long weekend, woo.

for a different kind of girl said...

When you say runs, I really hope you mean the two Disney runs and not, based on that photo, something far, far worse...

JP said...

I am so glad you didn't soil yourself during the marathon. Congrats!! How about posting a picture of the ginormous medal you received?

Nashville? said...

Congrats man... that is awesome. Inspired - running on the treadmill tomorrow! Enjoy the ski trip and apologize for the pranks ahead of time (grin).

Leigh Ann said...

I clicked on the picture.


I have no comment.

Leigh Ann said...

wait.
Yes I do.

Unless he was going to win A LOT of money or a seat in Parliament, there was NO REASON to continue running after he diarrhead himself.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.