Thursday, November 27, 2008


For the first time since I've moved to Tucson, it has rained for almost 2 days straight. Fitting for this morning, as I was registerd to run the Thanksgiving cross country race. As far as x - country goes I've always thought, 'the muddier the better', and I was not dissappointed. The course had us doing a few river crossings (in Tucson that means 1 foot deep and 5 feet accross), hay jumps and muddy hill climbs.

I have to put a 5 km into my schedule every so often just to remind myself what it feels like to bleed from the eyes. Lungs on fire, legs aching within the first 100 m. Good times!! Of course, it's almost over before it's even begun so it's manageable. For the first time ever, I was hoping for a second place AG finish over 1st for the sake of taking home a pumpkin pie. I ended up winning, and taking home Turkey dish cloths instead. Probably better for my ever growing muffin top. The rest of the day has been spent moving my belongings into a new apartment!! Our new place kicks ass and has a wonderful view... pics to come.
One more thing: Remember the guy with the broken hip? sorry it's sideways (turn your computer).

He's been out for a 3 hour ride and looks strong.


IronLa said...

Hey! I didn't know you guys got a new place. Congrats.
And congrats on the win. Can't wait to be in the HEAT!

Cy said...

Congrats on busting out a 5K! I had thoughts of doing the Mesa Turkey Trot, but those quickly vanished with the heavy, cold rain. Is this really AZ??

Shawn and Tracy said...

Nice work..looks like a muddy blast!

Andrea said...

Hey thanks for the offer of the bike. As much as I know Andrew would looove to have matching bikes ... I've got my heart set on something carbon. I've resisted all things carbon up until this point, but now I'm determined to get a carbon tri bike.

Steve Stenzel said...

I LOVE your description of a 5K in your second paragraph! That's why my wife HATES them! Spot on!

And what a great muddy race! It looks warmer than here!! (MN)