>Look What I Can Do!>Today ... I WON
Today I WON a race. After 4,5 years, over 14.000 km and over 25 races today .. I WON. Not on the top 10%, not the first guy on my age group (43 years old and counting) I was the first human being over the finish line. It was short (5,1 km) it was local (50 runners) but .. guess what? I WON (obviously first time ever).The time was pretty decent (for myself) 20:02. :-)
And tomorrow I have an appointment with the local press for an interview on my "astonishing" running career for the regional paper !!
Gosh .. it feels good !!!
Targets 1) No injuries 2) Keep having fun 3) Some kind of PR
Best Present Ever
Team 9 from Outer Space
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
Three half marathons later, I got a number. Half Fanatic #9292. :)
That's an amazing accomplishment! Congrats to you!
I don't half-ass anything
"I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death' and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning
Run until the trail runs out.
The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff
201x goals: run a bunch....race some.....repeat...
I look my best blurry!
Enjoy the celebrity. But find a good bodyguard company, for the inevitable arrival of paparazzi.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Maggie & Molly
very cool. congrats!
"It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."Wisdom of Confucius
Bask in it. You are #1!
Wow - congratulations! That is awesome!
Very awesome! Congratulations!
It's been a while, nice to see you post Rafa. Even better because it's such great news. Congrats!
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.