Friday, November 30, 2007

Race Report

Last night I ran the New York Half Marathon. It almost didn't happen, since I couldn't find my race number bib since Mendy and I returned from our vacation to the beach resort. But, I decided to sneak in, get my timing chip, and got going way late. I mean I took off with the stroller crew, just behind the university rally club. Mendy decided at the last minute to go ahead and walk the course with the stroller peeps, pushing Grace.

Anyway, I was making up decent time, but the course kept going through the buildings of sponsoring businesses and landmarks. I got lost a couple of times, and the damn stroller pushers kept catching up to me. Man, that's annoying. And every mile or so there was a checkpoint, but about 4-5 miles in, they started planting little construction/engineer flags, the ones on the little metal sticks, in the ground to mark the routes and lanes (for the race crowd to stay organized), and the things kept stabbing me in the foot!

One landmark I came upon took me up to a house, and I lost the course, so I went inside. I wound up meeting a guy from my church that was also racing, and we tried to find the course through. He suggested some stairs, but when we opened the door the hall was covered in cobwebs. Clearly not the race course. Back outside, we saw where it went around the yard, and we were back on our way...

Again with the stroller pushers! Man they are fast!!

That's about where I woke up. Man, I have some really weird dreams!

:-)

17 comments:

Bob Gentile said...

LOLOL I was wondering WTF is going on here ??? NY Half on Thursday night? ahhhhh aren't u glad I am a peep who doesn't skip to the bottom and I read the whole thing before I go ahhhh bastard got me :-)

I think I need to go to sleep now & have a race report myself:-) Hopefully running with the Hot twin blonde's again 2nite -haha

Jess said...

I too was SO confused. David, you trickster!

Neese said...

hehehe love it. i too was like "wtf" did i miss something here i had no clue the NY half was recently and ya'll went up there lol.

your comment about christmas mini-neese made me laugh....

and yes, barring any recovery setbacks with RB I plan to participate in the PM-5k as well!
back to back 5k's yeah why not :)

Wes said...

Way to David! You kicked ass on that race! Woo hoo :-) I guess you DO need to switch to the full at RnR!!

Mendy said...

When you started telling me about your dream (without really telling me it was your dream), I thought George was gonna come up and run with you or something. Your exercise dreams are nuts.

J~mom said...

I was like, "What the heck? He didn't tell us he was racing!" LOL

Marcy said...

I think that's a cue . . .you totally need to do the lottery for the NYC Marathon :P You know you want to!

Eric said...

You're going to have to pee in a dixie cup! Have you seen the Grateful Dead recently?

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sunshine said...

That's quite a race there, David. Too funny!!

If you were a woman, I'd suggest maybe you were expecting and it was your body's way of telling you a little one was on the way, since the strollers were nipping at you heels... :)

josslynsmom said...

Had me going there...

J~mom said...

Hey, the pics are up but I already put a new post up so don't miss it.:>P

http://momistri-ing.blogspot.com/2007/12/
my-spider-ouchies.html

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

You are a riot. I was just waiting for the catch...the entire time I read it! LOL

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

You are a riot. I was just waiting for the catch...the entire time I read it! LOL

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Had me wondering what you took!?

Just stopping by to crack the whip on 8 this weekend. Remember to let me know when you have posted so I can include you in the results. Also, stop by if you would like a tshirt to post!!

J~mom said...

Where oh where have David and Mendy gone? Where oh where have David and Mendy gone? Where oh where have David and Mendy gone oh where oh where can they be?

What's up guys? :>)

Gotta Run said...

Now I know why you guys did not make it to the Jazz/Wine bar with Scott and I. And I thought you just blew us off.

You had me going!! I was thinking... New York.... how cool is that!!!!

Jess said...

I am wondering the same thing as Lisa? Where are you two? You're not posting comments anywhere or new posts on your blogs. Everything a-okay?