Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blast from the Past


I was looking through some photos today as a favor for a friend, and I came across this picture taken just steps before the finish line at the Chicago Marathon 2005. I am using it to commemorate my second run of my comeback this morning (three miles - got to start somewhere!), but I thought it was great because the look on my face says it all. Although this was my second running of this race (which, btw, is the best marathon to run, EVER, in my opinion), I really struggled this time out, as I started having really severe IT band problems around mile nine. MILE 9. That made for a long race. Little did I know that those problems were an early sign of the back-breaking I would later sustain during IM training.

The best part of this photo is the look on my face while everyone else around me is like, "Look at me - I'm finishing the marathon! Yay!" I was like, "I am going to choke a bitch." Although who was bitch I never did find out. Maybe me. But whatever. I was HURTING.

But guess when I didn't hurt? TODAY!!!!!!!

So here's to some more runs/bikes/swims on a health(ier) back.

9 comments:

moonpie said...

Remind me to never piss you off - I don't ever want to get that look!

Duane said...

Glad to see you back!!!!!!!!

Spandex King said...

I've never been and never will be a happy runner. I'm with ya.

I always say Run Angry!!

Brent Buckner said...

Good news!

Andrew said...

I like SK's comment. I'll remember that this weekend in the Timex Oly.
Also....love the Tylenol sign right above your head. Great Advert for them!

The Clyde said...

Cheese and I had a nooner, he's cheating already, just an FYI.

On another note, it looks like there may be one more member in your cheering section at IM Arizona in April, if you don't mind of course. I promise I'll get everyone on the bridge for the starting gun, you know I'm good for that at least.

momo said...

that picture is priceless. you look so serious!

woot and way to go getting out there. three miles is HUGE!

Lance Notstrong said...

Looks like you were toughing it out :-)

Wil said...

HEY!!!!! I ran that race in 2005 as well! Going back in 2008, wanna come!??