Monday, July 27, 2009

‘Patio’ Carries With it a Soft Definition

This past weekend I celebrated a birthday. Because this birthday didn’t move me into a different age group, it is of little or no racing significance (unless it somehow may affect the Shamrock 5K age group—who knows how that process works).

To celebrate my birthday I headed out to a local eating/drinking establishment. My group was ‘placed’ on the ‘patio’ (read: three tables that just happen to be outside). Things only proceeded to go downhill from there. Fortunately the tables and chairs were made of plastic, so no damage resulted when we threw them over the fence. Eventually almost the entire ‘patio’ moved to the parking lot. Ah, adults acting like children…priceless.

But all of these shenanigans resulted in bumping my morning run to an afternoon run (yep, a noon long run). Yes, this has been a trend, and a trend that has not resulted in good things. So, instead of high 50s and rain (ideal running weather for me), I had sunny and mid 70s. Hot and humid only getting hotter and humid-er. A bad long run.

Worse, my PF ached for the remainder of the weekend. Begrudgingly following my doctors orders I skipped out on Ele’s Race. But I’m optimistic my stretching and icing will heal this baby quickly and I can get back to race a 5K soon.

9 comments:

Sun Runner said...

Next year those Shamrocks people will have age groups of 1-24, 25-50, and 51+ and you'll be screwed once again. You just know it.

You really did miss out on some fantastic conditions Saturday morning. Lay off the Dew next time, OK?

Sun Runner said...

P.S. Happy (belated) Birthday, because I'm a terrible friend and I forgot even though you told me about less than a week earlier.

Morgan said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! :)

And a nooner long run? Come on Spike, get it together already!!

Running and living said...

Hope the PF will behave shortly. Looks like both of us have to find a way to run earlier in the morning...yikes! Ana-Maria

Ms. V. said...

Um. A birthday? Congrats! Send me the digits! So happy for you.

B.o.B. said...

Happy Belated. Hope you at least took a chair with you. I mean it was already by your cars.

Irish Cream said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Those July noon-time long runs are never any fun . . . ugh. Been there, done that! Most importantly, though, I hope the PF eases up soon!! Keep up the streching and icing! ;)

Chic Runner said...

I am just beginning to lurk around here. Hope you feel better soon. 5ks are wonderfully fun. :)

Nitmos said...

Happy Birthday. Missed you at Ele's as I was hoping to chase you so you could drag me along to a PR.