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Monday, October 11, 2010

and some just plain suck emoticon I'm not sure where today's HM went wrong. I had a good night's sleep the last three days, I hydrated and I ate pretty close to normal. I didn't change anything and STILL everything went sideways. The only thing that I can think of is that the yogurt I had this morning was not known to me.
The race started okay. I spent the first seven or so kms running with Paul and another running friend from Calgary, Karen. Then my tummy decided to make a rumble.... I told Paul that I had to stop at the next porta-pottie and he was to keep running no matter what. Four more stops just like that one, a foot cramp, a leg cramp, a phlegmy cough...... oh and my favourite shirt decided to chafe me again... and I was considering sitting down at the side of the road and waiting for a cab. With about six kilometres to go I found my lifeline - Logan. He rollerbladed along with me until the finish line. He encouraged me, distracted me and just made running and walking a LOT more enjoyable. Don't get me wrong, it was still hard and it still sucked BUT it sucked a whole lot less with him there. I got a stylin' new medal and a really cool shirt out of the day and a new PB for Victoria = 2:42:17. My second worst time ever but, again, you run the race you're dealt. You can bet that I'll be back. You can also bet that the stars will align for me next time. And, as my little running coach stated, "now you'll have a good race in Vegas". Bring it on!
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  • GAYEMC
    I'm sorry you didn't have the race you wanted, but you FINISHED! emoticon

    I haven't forgot about the H2C photos. I'm headed to DC this weekend but I'll try and figure it out when I get back!
    3349 days ago
  • JESUS.SAVED.ME
    AHHH, sorry the race didn't go the way you hoped but you still have tonnes to count as successes. Hope you enjoyed your vacation, it was so nice to meet all of you finally!
    3350 days ago
  • PINKCHICK130
    My half PB is still Victoria 2:45 (it was my first) and I've gotten slower ever since...lol. Congrats for sticking it out and finishing!

    Cheers to Logan for being there to keep you going. And yes we are all going to ROCK in Vegas one way or another!
    3350 days ago
  • no profile photo GEOGIRL
    Awesome dedication finishing! Not every race and be your best and you'll kick the next one in the butt :)
    3351 days ago
  • ONE*BUSY*MOM
    Hey, you finished and I think that's terrific! Way to go!
    3351 days ago
  • SAMMYSWEETPEA
    Good job just finishing Penny! It would have been so much easier to quit, but how would you be feeling right now?

    And I think it's super cool that Logan helped you over the finish line. emoticon
    3351 days ago
  • 25OPTIMIZE
    Love that Logan was there to save you - you and he will both remember those moments for a long time, likely forever! And Nancy is right, now the stars will align for you in Vegas Baby!!!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving Dinner. Wish I could be a fly on that wall!
    3351 days ago
  • KEAKMAN
    "you run the race you're dealt."

    THAT is one of the wisest things I have read in a long time. And something that I need to remind myself of for a long time to come. I am sorry that you had such a tough race, and I know how it feels to have a sucky one, but I am so proud of you for NOT calling that cab. You did it, and now you know just how strong you are and how much you can endure. Here's hoping that you never have another race to test either of those qualities in you.....and have a GREAT time in Vegas!
    3351 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    penny sorry to hear you had a rough run but how cool was that of logan to bring you home. you got the bad one out of your way now vegas will rock. give trish a hug for me.
    3352 days ago
  • GOEGIRL
    Aw, bummer! I'm sorry you had a rough race. I certainly understand THAT issue - lol! It's good to hear that you're letting it go so readily, and looking ahead to the next one.

    HUGE congratulations on finishing despite all the setbacks.

    Hope your recovery goes smoothly, have a GREAT Thanksgiving.
    3352 days ago
  • MKKAYA
    Penny, it was great seeing you again. I know the run sucked but at least you can say you were there for my PR. Have a great day with Trish! Your boys are great even if Logan beat me the lap swimming. LOL
    3352 days ago
  • MIAMIA7
    Way to hang in there Penny! And it's still a good time! How great to have Logan bring you home to the end. Almost brings tears to your eyes. Go get 'em in Vegas!
    3352 days ago
  • ETTEZEUS
    I still think you did great!
    But it also explains why I couldn't find your results on the website.....I gave up looking for you after 2:30....LOL

    Sure wish I was running Vegas but I got 4 HMs before Nov 28th, the first one being this Saturday.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day with Trish!

    3352 days ago
  • RACING4ME
    Oh sweetie!! Sometimes we just have to accept the hardware!! LOVE that Logan was there for you:)

    Can't wait to have you hanging with me for Thanksgiving dinner;)

    Love ya lady!!

    Trish
    3352 days ago
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