On Saturday I successfully completed my fourth Twisted Ankle Half Marathon. Like I’ve done in the previous two years I tripped on something and fell during the race. Unlike in the past three efforts I managed to run the course in a time faster than three hours! Woo Hoo!
2005: Paul Nuesslein M/39 3:06:53
2006: Paul Nuesslein M/40 3:02:55
2007: Paul Nuesslein M/41 3:00:36
2008: Paul Nuesslein M/42 2:40:06 (unofficial)
The weather was perfect for a run, and I am sure that the past four months of running didn’t hurt either.
Congrats go out to my circle of friends Chad (aka “TLS”), Bill (aka “Highdicker”), Carol (aka “Wine Ho”), Laura (aka “Martha”), Larry (aka “Big Bore”), Thomas (aka “Colonel Cl*t), Sharon, Priscilla (aka “Skin Flute Pie”) for completing the half, and to my craziest friend Little Easy for once again running the full marathon.
Since I’ve run all four Twisted Ankle events I put a bug into the race director’s ear about rewarding five-timers (read “me”) next year. We’ll have to see if anything comes from my suggestion.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
Bragging is a half-hidden, matter-of-fact rehearsal of past accomplishments, that I usually slip into the conversation under false pretenses — as opposed to the excited sharing of some recent recognition or achievement with a friend.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Missed By *This* Much
Friday night in Summerville was cool, as in chilly. As we walked from our campsite to the race start I passed numerous photo opportunities but for obvious reasons I didn’t have my camera with me. I noted the spots I wanted to shoot in hopes of waking up early the next morning to capture my images. Of course Saturday night was not nearly as chilly as Friday and no fog or morning dew was present on Sunday morning. Dangen!
ITP Flickr Pic
I feel smart occasionally. This sign makes me feel really smart because
1) I know that it is in Georgia, not South Carolina
2) I know that it is not a campground
3) I know that “Cemetary” is misspelled
I passed this sign on my back-roads return to Atlanta after last year’s Twisted Ankle Half Marathon. I was on a quest yesterday to find it again. I would have taken more photos of the cemetery, but as I started to walk around I heard a dog start to bark in the near distance and I saw that it was one of a pack of four unrestrained dogs, so I scurried away.
Today = AFK
If all goes as planned I should be rather busy today. Don’t let this dissuade you from interacting here however. And as I look at the clock I realize that I have to cut things short right now…
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – alright
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing My Bloody Valentine — “Only Shallow”
Website Of The Day – The GALILEO project is a collection of photos which is archiving a “vanishing” Georgia.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 13 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 25 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 25 miles
Monday Morning Weigh-In – I forgot
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My Car
Monthly Marta Rides – 13
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 49 (49)
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 100 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
4) Read at least one book
5) Make my bed every day