Wednesday, March 25, 2009

work it

work. it. out.

WHO SAID IT?- if you get this right you win 5 points and my respect (worth about 18 points total):

"Finishing that 5K was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I ate more fettuccini alfredo, and drank less water than I have in my entire life. People always talk about triumphs of the human spirit. Well today I had a triumph of the human body. That's why everybody was applauding for me at the end. My guts, my heart and well I eventually puked my guts out. I never puked my heart out, and I am very proud of that."

I ran my first race this past Sunday. "What now!?" you ask? Thank you for asking. Yes I ran a whole race. For Colon Cancer. 4 miles. Central Park. 35 degrees (thanks again Sam Champion). No walking. No puking. My time was 44:51 and I am OWNING IT. I've been bragging to everyone, really.

I think I'm a little taller and thinner since the race. I am a runner now you know.

I trained myself on a treadmill for about 6 weeks before the race. I went from being able to run 1 mile before cursing the treadmill and collapsing, to being a 4-mile-race-runner (and then cursing and collapsing). Do I keep carbo-loading the rest of the week? Does anyone know?

I have been in a really good mood since the race. Well, until I got to work. Work is like an exception, it is just not possible to remain in a good mood through the work day unless you are Kelly Rippa or Rachel Ray. I think I am really more of a Regis.

Anywho, I am going to keep signing myself up for races because:
A- It is fun to brag to everyone

B- I like dancing to my music as I run because it weirds out the other runners giving me a home-team advantage (thanks for the tip Liza!)

C- It gives me an incentive to go to the gym
(pictured here- post race, circa finish-line, with running buddy/coworker, lets call her "Sarah". "Sarah" was even faster than me if you can believe that!)


Liza said...


Sarah said...

"Let's call her 'Sarah,'" haha.

Alexis Blake said...

You are my idol... I could NEVER finish that race. haha you truly did own it!

Grace Marie said...

miguel scott

good j on the ray!!

Maria Grace said...

thanks guys!
18 points for Grace- good j on the Q! you get an extra point for translating to another language...
18+1=19 hurrah!