Sunday, July 23, 2006

Not Perfect, But Ten

I ran 10 miles on Saturday, it was hilly, hot, humid, I walked a lot on the way back, and when I ran, I ran very slowly, and the run lasted forever, I'll never be able to finish a marathon, why did I start this, I suck, blah blah blah blah, etc. Who cares.

Meanwhile, over in Belgium, your U.S. national rowing men's 4 with cox made it to the World finals today. There were six boats in the "A" final (the only event we cared about, since Number One Daughter's BF was in it, for those of you just tuning in), and here are the results:


(Those are minutes, people.)

New Zealand set a new world record.

I asked NOD how the BF felt about this result, and she said, "Well, he was upset, but then he realized that the U.S. came in sixth in the world."

See, this is what separates the champs from the chumps.

I know how much I hate coming in last. I can only imagine what these guys felt, when they're so used to coming in first.

But somehow, despite their disappointment, I don't think I'm going to hear any of them moaning about how they suck. In fact, NOD told me that all the teams went out together last night to paaar-tttyyy, and the best part (according to the BF) was that they all exchanged rowing gear.

So, in my book, our boys get big fat ten:



(P.S. Kudos to the women's eight who brought home the gold medal!)

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hmm..maybe it was something in the air this weekend. I had the same thoughts during the last five miles of my long run. We all need to cheer up and remember we've done it before!

Bolder said...

the men's 4 with what?

can you say that in a blog??

and, here i thought fruit porn was risque...

nancytoby said...

But ... but ... did you poop your pants? Inquiring minds and all that.

jeanne said...

No I did not, thanks to dr. toby's excellent advice! (I thought maybe people had heard enough about my GI problems... then again, maybe not!?)

Firefly's Running said...

You will do it! You are doing awesome!

a.maria said...

dude. they're hot.

thats just all there is to it.

robtherunner said...

Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and before you know it you will have reached your goal of running 26.2. It doesn't have to be perfect and most of the time it comes no where near perfect, but we know you can do it.

Elle said...
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Elle said...

Ha....'cox'...sorry, I'm a kid at heart and the word makes me giggle.

Juls said...

You are out there in this heat. 10 is going to feel like yuck in th heat. Don't sweat it; just do it. You will do fine.

Jack said...

When it's hot and humid its better to slow down anyway, don't worry so much about speed - the finish line will come soon enough.

Wanna-be 5k-er said...

Hi, first time @ your blog!

PROPS to you on the 10 miles. It may not have been easy, *I* certainly am nowhere near ready to undertake such a task, but I am in AWE of you completing 10 miles. So WTG!!!!! You don't suc*!

Secondly, WAY COOL about the men's crew in Belgium! I am doubly happy with this because my Alma Mater, Rutgers, has just announced they are cutting men's crew. :-( I hope this world-beating international result can help convince them to reverse their decision.

GL with the marathon training:-)

Dori said...

Kudos also to Floyd Landis for winning the Tour de France! And kudos to our gal Jeanne for running 10 miles! What matters is that you finished.