Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Weekend wisdom.

I did it (obviously if you saw the last post). And until I get around to recapping, I will leave you with the things I learned this weekend:

1. Do not, under any circumstance, underestimate a 10mi race; especially after forcing yourself to run faster than you have in months for the entire 10 miles. Because of this blunder, I am paying for it (lots and lots of pain. Didn't ice bathe then got on a bus to sit for 5 hours), along with anyone who comes in contact with me (I thought I was cranky last week, which I think I've figured out the source of all the crankiness; with all these 13 mile weekends, my poor body is going back into training mode). It seriously deserves the respect you would give a half marathon.

2. DC and I might have allowed our iron curtain to fall. I'm not saying we are besties or anything, I just might keep my bitching about the place to a minimum. As I've said many many many times before, I despise the District of Columbia. I truly believe all evil things are spawned there due to the residence of Satan, which may or may not have anything to do with the fact that it is also the capital of this fair nation. This trip, I was shocked by how much a pleasantry it was. Even though there were shitty volunteers at the expo (seriously. I thank you for volunteering your free time, but next time? Stay home, asshole) the things that erked me were tiny pin pricks in comparison as to usual. There wasn't a huge issue I can truly get angry enough about to really bitch about it. What?! I know.

But I will say this:

What is up with all the construction?
Seriously, DC? You couldn't wait until you big tourist festival was over.

Have you ever underestimated a race before?
Do you have a city that you'd rather not visit ever?


  1. I did a 10K for the first time in ages last month. In my head it was so short that it was no sweat. For the life of me I couldn't get myself to slow down, so I crashed and burned 3 times during that race. I can see going faster since it wasn't 13.1, but seriously why did I think I could do a 5K PR pace??

    I feel I never need to go to Texas under any circumstances other than flight layovers. I've never visited. No desire to at all.

    And Atlanta. I've driven through and been to the airport too many times. These experiences make me never want to visit.

    1. That's why we are friends. I hate Texas.

  2. I love the cherry blossom medal. Sorry D.C. was a bit sucky.

    1. No worries, it's always a bit sucky! :-)