Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I'm never living that one down...

Last night on our 7 mile run, we took the CyRide back after 5.5 miles.

And of course, the rest of our running group saw us get off the bus.

There was a good reason - really! Teammate Kimberly was feeling nauseous and dizzy whenever we would start running. She tried to get me to go ahead while she walked it in, but there was no one else behind us so I didn't want to leave her if she wasn't feeling well (I am just repaying the favor here - there have been runs where I thought I was going to die that she stuck through with me). But we were still 1.5 miles from our cars. Then I saw the green bus coming and I got the bus driver to let us on with no bus pass or change (I've got talent :-)).

By the time we got to our cars, Kimberly was feeling fine again so we sheepishly crossed the street to be mocked by everyone else.

But I did take the dog out for two hours last night, and we ran the last 1.5 miles home, so I got in my 7 anyways :-)

In other news, I learned you are actually supposed to do something with your hand once you put it in the water during a stroke (like, say, actually push the water). This can only improve my swimming speed.

To make this a swim/bike/run post, on Saturday, I tripped on my bike while walking it and now have some really gnarly bruises all over my legs. This should not surprise anyone, coming from the girl who managed to spill two beers the other night, the second while cleaning up the mess from the first, and who managed to knock her computer off the counter this morning.

Oh, yes! Tomorrow, Kori and I leave for RAGBRAI! Two days, 100 miles of biking. Should be good times! Perhaps we shall see Lance as he tools along the roads of Iowa.

Then we have to muscle out our missed long run on Sunday morning. Fun.

9 comments:

Audrey said...

oh, now THAT is some good running group fodder!! hehehehe!

have fun at the RAGBRAI!!!

Tea said...

don't let the papparazzi find out about the cyride.

When you're talking about pushing water, are you talking about once your arm is in the water and you are "scooping" it under you? I need all the help I can get. :)

Amy said...

Enjoy the ride! Sounds like the ride is more fun than ever. Hope you get there before Lance heads to Paris. Like the Tour is a bigger priority than RAGRBRAI...

Duane said...

Have fun on that 100 miles, I'm in awe of your athletic ability!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Duane, just so you know, 100 miles on RAGBRAI isn't quite like 100 miles for real - it will involve lots of stopping and eating pie, etc :-)

Ryan said...

Glad you enjoyed the photos and thx for the nice comments! I hope you enjoy your RAGBRA 100 mile trek as well! Be safe and happy trails!

KrissyGo! said...

Have fun on RAGBRAI! I'm jealous and I can't wait to do it next year!

Jay T said...

A likely excuse. Next you're going to say that the dog ate your dissertation. :-)

Hope you're having an awesome time at RAGBRAI!

peter said...

That was so the right thing to do, to stick with your partner and ride it in when she was all used up. That's what friends are for! You can always finish your run later if you're compulsive about it. (I personally don't know any runners who are compulsive. Nope, not one.) I always carry a Metro card on my runs. I have Metroed it back early more than once.