And I'm sure you'll agree
But I'll soon be in Las Vegas
With all the palm trees
You know the course won't be turny
And it won't be cold
And now I've got a spatula
You can call me cajoled
Weigh as much as Paul Bunyan
But I will be all right
Unless I eat pudding
From the buffet all night
It's been a rollercoaster of a last couple days. High points include getting in my latest PowerBar order and getting a spatula from USATF. Low points involve that spatula contributing to what some might call girth, a dentist appointment, and spending the entire day waiting for the service people to do...I'm not sure what they were actually doing, but I waited for a really long time after they fixed the recall on that vehicle. And then they lost the keys.
Here's a picture of the spatula I got from USATF.
I guess it's been a while, so here's an update. I ran the Chicago Marathon. I went out at 2:15 pace (or thereabouts), and in the end, felt like things didn't go very well at all. I got 20th in 2:20:40, which I guess isn't that bad. But I did get passed by a lady. A Russian lady who ran one of the fastest ever marathons run by a woman, but that didn't feel very good. Oh well, there will be other days, and a 2:20 is good enough to open a lot of doors, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.
Since then, I've been eating lots of bear sausage, which may explain why I'm ready for hibernation. I've also been doing some good, bad, and ugly running, and enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures. I almost ran in short sleeves today!
As for how things are going now, I'm not sure if I've got a little cold, allergies, or am turning into a hypochondriac. Either way, it's a good reminder to drink lots and lots of water. Leaving for Las Vegas in a few hours less than a week. Running the Las Vegas half marathon a week from Sunday. Should be exciting. It goes up and down The Strip at night, and amongst the bands playing on the course are Pearl Jam. I'll try to get another post in before I leave.
The last post's title was based on Who'll Stop the Rain by Credence Clearwater Revival.