IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SOUTHERN BELLE-EVEN AFTER YEARS OF PRACTICE!













Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'M NOT CRAZY----CAUSE-----

I often get strange looks and am accused of being crazy----

IN MY DEFENSE------

The woman that I started the marathon by---runs a least a couple a month------
NOW LET'S SEE-----at least twice a month ALL YEAR ROUND--she runs 26.2 miles. I must say--the beauty of this is NO LONG TRAINING RUNS!

I finally passed "Mr. Boston" toward the end of the race---WHOPPPEEE!!---he was ----80----!

A friend recently sent me the story about the "Black Mountain Marathon" in North Carolina---they ran in a blizzard----UP over 2000 ft and then back down. They also had a "Challenge Run" at the same time---UNFORTUNATELY due to poor conditions they had to cut it to a MERE 34 miles.

I also passed an "Ultra Runner"---you know they do things like run 100 miles through Death Valley.

I didn't wear a "Red Taffeta-Lace Covered Can/Can Dress" like the girl who finished just in front of me. She gives new meaning to chafing.

I have my own brand of crazy----like running in a pair of shoes that had been causing severe pain for weeks. I started to take them off the last few miles and run sock footed and I had to be held back to not toss them into the river at the end. OH YES---that reminds me---some run the 26.2 miles barefooted---something about it being the "Natural" way to run. Give me a cushioned shoe and sock any day--my feet look bad enough as it is!

I MIGHT BE CRAZY---BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER CRAZIES OUT THERE----SOME EVEN CRAZIER!

So to my younger brother who told my son that "I was a real piece of work" YOU are from the same gene pool!



7 comments:

gabe said...

For clarity, that was Scott.

The Tylers said...

Your post totally made me laugh out loud! Loved it!! Our ss teacher in Benton was one of those crazy people who ran 100 miles. CRAZY

Anonymous said...

That was too funny!!!!!!

But do not fret, my friend----I get told I'm crazy ALL THE TIME.....mainly by my loved ones...go figure...

Don't worry--you hear it enough...you get used to it...

Luh Ya! Goosie

Anonymous said...

I think "crazy" is relative.

Chrome Cowgirl

gabe said...

If by "relative" you mean genetic, then yes.

Anonymous said...

Falsely accused on the Internet, I'd be ourraged is I were your brother.

Anonymous said...

"I often get strange looks and am accused of being crazy----"

But it's nice of you to be willing to go out in public with BC.