Following the pack. I have never been a follower of what is popular or "trendy". As far as fashion goes..forget it.. I am in Levis and T-Shirt since High School. Music..pretty much the same thing..I cannot stand rap and hip hop for the most part. I still listen to Bruce Springsteen and well that Keith guy because my kids did convince me he is pretty great. So I broke my usual habit with the Brooks Pure Flow. I did follow the pack. I read so many great reviews on these shoes that I convinced myself that they would be MAGICAL for me too. Turns out they are not great for EVERYONE and that is true for ALL running shoes out there.
This day 4
It still hurts a lot. I still got my long run done yesterday. 10 hard miles. Weather was perfectly cold but very WINDY. My knees hurt, you cannot see on the picture, but I have bruises all around the red parts. I finished the week at 30 miles, I am happy.
So my weekend started with this nasty fall on Friday...and later that day..I watched my beloved Duke fall apart in round 1 of the NCAA tournament. ROUND 1! LEHIGH University....seriously....I put a black shirt over my Duke shirt and went in mourning...LEHIGH University...................depressing.
It is pretty clear to me that EMZ put a curse on Duke...I see no other explanation to this fiasco.
I watched a lot of basketball this weekend. Duke, Georgetown, Michigan and Missouri made my brakets bleed all over. Yikes. Last year I finished 2nd in my pool of over 150 people, not going to happen this year...although my pick to win it all is still alive. The best game of the tournament so far for me was Marquette vs Murray St. What a great game that was..very physical. My favorite player: Marquette #32 Jae Crowder, I now call him the BEAST.
This coming Saturday I will run my 3rd Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in LA.
This marks 2 years of running for me. The first year I ran it for my friend Shana. Last year I ran for her and Bill's step mother Laura. This year another name added to my list, Jane the wife of Bill's best friend. I hope that next year there will not be a 4th name to add to my list. Enough already. Shana and Laura are cancer free. Jane is at the beginning of her fight, she had her first chemo 3 days ago. If you want to join my team or donate to the cause please go here
I added a tab called RACES. I listed all the races that I have done so far (this weekend will be race #34!) with links to Race Recaps.