Sunday, September 16, 2007

smurfette and rainbow brite do the duathalon


whose bloody idea was it, to do this bloody race, at the bloody sparrow's fart, on a bloody chilly sunday morning? oh yeah. mine. no one should be awake at 5am (still dark) on a weekend morning unless it's to empty their bladder (which i actually did several times, but did not get the pleasure of stumbling back to bed).

"smurfette" and "rainbow brite" were respectively christened by our bottle bunny/driver/light entertainment/cheerleader, due to the colours of our jersey's- although it was probably more reflective of the blue circles under my eyes. i was responsible for the 5k run before and after RB's 30k bike ride. i just re-realized that while i enjoy running a steady 10k, i do not enjoy running a fast 5k; twice. i was not designed for speed; short, stubby legs, and short, stubby lungs do not respond well to a series of 9 minute miles. fortunately the competition covered the spectrum, from "shirtless guy" in a TT helmet who blazed us all on 2 feet and 2 wheels, to the "mall girls" in matching tie dye, riding pink magna's (with kick stands) and no bike helmets (tsk! tsk!). the runner versus cyclist change over, turned out to be a great ego equalizer for those of us (that would be me) who were getting a bit smug out there trotting past them, only to watch the slower pokes spin back in, and have a comfortable head start on the final 5k.

aside from the obvious, one of the bigger lessons i came away with from today, is that there is a universal rule that applies to rickety bridges over cliffs, tall buildings, and port-a-loos; "don't look down".

6 comments:

Melinder said...

WAY TO GO WOMAN! You looked so good coming in, I was glad that we finished and beat those tye dye chicks...whew!!! Next time...I am thinking...."shirtless!' is the way to go!

disa said...

hee hee. so the theory is that smurfs are three apples high, but they cant be if they live in mushroom houses. i think it's you and i that are three apples high!

Kat said...

Why go shirtless when you can just go completely nude... like that guy I saw riding a motorcycle the other day... Although he WAS wearing helmet. oh - if only they knew how important that is!!!

Congrats on TWO 5Ks - That's half a half, isn't it? (kinda sorta?) boo rah baby!

Jill said...

Unless you're *still* awake that is!!!!!!!!!!! But then you probably wouldn't be running. You guys look CUTE!!!!! And congrats!

disa said...

believe it or not there is such a thing as nude racing (i believe both on and off), but just think of all that chafing acion and ooh, so much jiggling!

Jill said...

I don't run. But if I did run, there's NO WAY I'd be racing nude! No way at all! I wear a running bra over an industrial strength regular bra for even moderate exercise.