My wife's half marathon started from the Chicago Cubs spring training stadium in Mesa, AZ. Kind of neat to be able to walk the field later and discover the outfield is very similar in condition and texture to a well maintained fairway at a golf course. Very smooth and no excuse for missing a ground ball. "She Who Must Be Obeyed" did not run well and was a little miffed but always falls back on the "just glad I finished" theme and became chipper again during the drive south. Can you guess who won the men's overall? Hint: Think of a holiday in October and the color of a vegetable that people carve into scary faces. This guy had matching orange running shoes too, shot out of the gate at the start and won easily.
Took a 6 mile hike/trail run into the mountains Saturday afternoon.
So, cloudy on Saturday and then, rain on Sunday. Nothing hard, just off and on and kind of dreary, very unusual. Oh yeah. wife announced she was running a second half marathon so she could say she had run them back to back. Another disappointing finish, who'd of thunk it, one day after running one and this time in the rain, but she finished and was quite proud of herself.
Raining too hard to ride or hike so went to local Chilis to watch the Bungals and eat and drink too much. Weather looks good for rest of the week
Windy Windy Windy
11/13/2011 10:47:44 pm
It was windy here for the entire weekend. We rode anyway and enjoyed amazing tailwinds. Glad you are enjoying the AZ weather!
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