Monday, October 02, 2006

4th Place!

At the race yesterday I came in 4th place in my age group. I cannot begin to say how much that thrills me. If only... I hadn't stopped to tie my shoe, I hadn't stopped to pick up my drivers license which fell out of my pocket, and I hadn't stopped for a sip of water... perhaps I would have won a prize! Which is not to negate the glory of 4th place. I think it is wonderful.

I got a call from my son last night. I was glad to hear from him, but worried too. It was 5:00 a.m. there and he was just getting off work. He said he had worked for 11 hours. I guess I would sound tired too after 11 hours of working. But flying at night in a hostile land must make you extremely tired. And it makes his mother tired too, just thinking about it.

I am looking forward to going to work today. I am beginning two huge projects and I love a big fat challenge. I am looking forward to getting to a meeting tonight. I haven't been to a meeting all weekend and I really need to go be with people like me.

"the foundation stone of freedom from fear is that of faith: a faith that, despite all worldly appearances to the contrary, causes me to believe that I live in a universe that makes sense." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 51


dAAve said...

So glad that you heard from sonny boy. I'm sure that made your day.

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Mary Christine said...

I think all this talk of fartleks has frightened off any further commenters...

It is safe. Don't worry. Fartlek is a kind of training for running and doesn't involve any body gases.

Anonymous said...

Good you heard from your son:)
Congrats of 4th place in your age group..(think of how many woman in your age group rarely wear running shoes..let alone race!)You kick ass.
Have fun tackling your new big project at work MC:)
Thanks for sharing`

Carly said...

Right on, MC!

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

I posted a comment on Trish's site and lo and behold, you had too at the same exact time.

Oh and way to run!!!

Sober Chick said...

How wonderful to talk to your son. Although you worry, I am sure the sound of his voice energized you.

4th place is aewsome! Take care of those feet. Glad that you are going to a meeting with people like you, me, us ;)

lash505 said...

That he is good to hear about your son.. 4th place what happened to

Christine said...

sounds like you really did get a couple of prizes---
-- a clean healthy body that can run the race
--4th is a wonderful place to be, for me its the action not the outcome
--a call for your son, you are so blessed

Gwen said...

Woooo hoooo wooo hooo hay yay yo yo! Great job on your race.

Glad you got to talk to your son.

Thanks for sharing ;)