Sunday, April 09, 2006

All Iron

Our friend IronBenny [link fixed]was pretty busy today, participating (running? swimming? biking? racing?) in Ironman Arizona. His dear wife has been updating his blog all day. It's all very emotional and amazing. Last I checked, he was 10 miles out from the finish. Really outstanding job. Can't imagine it.

And in other amazing news: I ran 6.5 miles this afternoon. Took a nice fall during the first mile, but luckily it was on the nicely padded dirt berm along the side of the asphalt trail. As I was swan diving, ass over elbow, a lovely biker rode by, saw me, made eye contact, and continued on without so much as a "how's-your-uncle-bob." Nice. But all Bex- and iron-like, I got right back up and soldiered on, bloody knee, ripped tights, and all.

And last, but most assuredly not least, a great big boo-rah (or hoorah, or whatever it is the marines say) to a. maria who completed the St. Louis Half-Marathon today, in a great time, and now is all set for her sub-5 marathon, and thus, is now all iron, too!

Life is good, people!

16 comments:

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Ouch. Glad you didn't hurt anything except pride during that tumble.

*jeanne* said...

The biker didn't even ask if you were OK?

Jeez...

runr53 said...

Jeanne, The link to Iron Benny points to your blog, just sayin... Run Good! I hate it when my tights get ripped, I don't look very "super" then...

J said...

we're not all such heartless monsters...
i would have asked if you were ok!

susie said...

You and Bex are tough. TOUGH. But I'm glad you are ok...battle scars though. Think of the great talk at the office today!

jeanne said...

runr53: thanks! link is fixed. I honestly do not think i'm ironbenny...really.

Haight said...

So...how IS your Uncle Bob anyway? Glad you were able to brush off the dirt and wipe off the blood and continue.

Since dirt was involved, does this mean you're a trail runner now?

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Its perfectly within your rights to yell back at him "I'm just fine! Thanks for askin', JERK!". And then throw a rock.

21st Century Mom said...

I would have yelled "I'M FINE, THANKS FOR ASKING!" at that cyclist. I'm glad you are.

Anne said...

A fall at the start of spring is a good sign. Of what, I'm not sure. And maybe the cyclist was trying to not make you feel worse. Maybe.

a.maria said...

thanks for the shout out.... sorry to hear about your fall. you must (of) have been truckin' along at a pretty good pace though! so oo-rah to you as well!

and whats with cold shoulder biker dude? not cool.. not cool at all.

a.maria said...

lol
..."and then throw a rock"

hee hee. i like the way he thinks.

Bex said...

How's your knee?! I've found out the hard way that bicyclists tend to be not very nice when it comes to runners. And I say that as someone who loves biking the trails, too.

Black Knight said...

5.5 miles after a fall are a good job! You are tough. Uncle Bob will be proud of you!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

Good job getting back up after the fall!

Pamalamadingdong said...

ouch.
Ass!
At least you got back and ran.
You coulda stuck a stick in his spokes