This morning I woke up and said – Happy Birthday.
And then I said – ooooooow!
Can we say effin’ sore?
Yes we can, and we just did!
I am going to need to soak in a hot bath before I go into work.
Yes I said go into work on a Sunday, and on a Sunday which also happens to be my birthday.
Having yesterday off was such a wonderful gift!
What did I do with my first day off in a while?
I drove down to Richmond and did a 10k. No biggie. hahaha
It is something that I like to do with a great friend I have known since 1994.
Wow, that’s 21 years.
WOW, that REALLY sucks!
Not the 21-year-old friendship, no, I am talking about the 21 years that have passed!!!!! Damn.
Any who, back to the positive news.
I have done the Ukrops 10k with her 3 times. This was the first time we stuck together because neither of us had the time of day to train.
She is usually a good 5-7 minutes faster than me. But she is also younger than me and I smoke….hey, I am just trying to find reason to make my ego feel better.
Anyway, here is what I have managed to pull off in the past with a I just wanna complete this as best as I can but I am not competitive nor will I kill myself trying to get across the finish line mentality:
2011 – Age 40 – 1 hr 15 min 53 sec
2012 – Age 41 – 1 hr 15 min 46 sec
And yesterday, in the extreme bitter cold (I think that was one of the coldest races I have ever done and I must say – I AM NOT A FAN!!!):
2015 – one day shy of 44 – 1 hr 22 min 55 sec
It took me 7 minutes longer this year with z-e-r-o training.
Well I did get on the treadmill once, which obviously didn’t help much! hahaha
I also have been working 7 days a week for the last 3 ½ to 4 weeks, and many of those days have been 12 to 13 hours…..so, I am cutting this old lady some slack even if you don’t, and again I am just trying to soothe my ego.
Here are my stats from yesterday and they are pretty damn decent for a non-training, hard-working, had to drive 2hrs to get there old bird like me….
Age Group Results
Happy Birthday to ME!
Today I am 44, and I cannot walk. At least not normally.
And next year……I am going to do the 10k in 1 hr and 10 min and be skipping down the road afterwards!!
Mark. My. Words.