For a first weekend with no training runs, we sure had a lot of distance sporting. I spent most of yesterday oogling over the Kona Ironman Championship. I’m still stunned at the strength shown during the marathon. I’ve grown attached to the term “run ugly”.
Getting updates today on all the Tumblrs today was AWESOME. You guys are all amazing. I think it’s a crazy that we’re a cohesive community of runners with such vast differences in speed. There is, in my experience, just as much respect for my 5:12 marathon as there is for Chris’ 2:55.
Cam and I attempted a bike ride to the climbing gym today. We made it 2.5 miles before I popped a tire. The tube was so flat that the actual tire wouldn’t stay on the rim. After about 10 yards it was clear that wasn’t going to work all the way home. Given the state of my toenails (UGH) Cam ended up carrying my bike. Such a trooper. The purple handlebar tape really complimented his beard. More than one onlooker suggested that we might ride the bikes rather than push/carry them. It would have been funny had I not been wearing closed-toed shoes for the first time in a week.
We made it to the gym a few hours later, but I forgot socks. Cam had a good showing - he flashed a couple of really killer routes. I nibbled on salt and vinegar pop chips and belayed until his fingers wouldn’t bend any longer.
We stopped for a new tube on the way home and had our signature weekend meal. Chicken with any vegetables that have been in the fridge for a questionable amount of time. As usual, it turned out to be delicious. The broccoli cooked a little too fast, but it was much more edible than pizza, which is what we probably would have had otherwise.
When, in my entire life, have I ever been tired of pizza? Never. Post-marathon eatery has brought me to a totally new low.
I’ve already got everything prepped for tomorrow’s dinner. We’re a whole new household without that silly running hobby. I miss it like hell, but I can already see how glad Cam is to be relieved of some of the housekeeping responsibilities. That extra hour+ every day makes quite a bit of difference.
I’m working on a list of goals. It’s overwhelming. I feel like once I finish it and publish it I’ll actually have to pick something and work towards it. I’m not sure I’m quite ready to commit yet…