Saturday, February 14, 2009

In the last few moments of Valentines Day...

...let me say Happy Valentines Day to you all!

Poetroad gave me one of the best Valentines gifts ever - new trail running shoes and the opportunity to spend part of my day running with irongirl up in the American River Canyon. We ran 15.5 miles (I swear, I think for 10 of those miles we were running up hill - how is that possible?). It was brutal. It was beautiful. My legs hurt.

For Poetroad's gift, I sent him away (okay, I didn't really "send" him...he just drove downtown) to see the Prologue of the Amgen Tour of California. Today Poetroad saw some of the top cyclists in the world, including Austinite Lance Armstrong (photo 1) and newly off drug suspension rider Tyler Hamilton (photo 2). Later when we watched national coverage of the event together, I saw Poetroad there - on TV - in the front of the crowd snapping this photo of Mr. Hamilton. Very cool.

6 comments:

Karen said...

"Poetroad"? There has to be a story!

By the way - good for you on the run! Treadmill days here.

Dalene said...

Girl, I remember (wasn't it about a year ago?) when you had only run a distance of 10 miles or so at a time. (Do I remember this incorrectly?) Now look at you, out running 15.5 miles "just for fun." Nuts.

jason evans said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

JR's Thumbprints said...

I wasn't too long ago I was jogging six miles every morning. It's amazing what two years of inactivity will do to the body. I need to get re-motivated. There's no better feeling than after a nice run.

Little Girl Lost said...

What a coincidence! I got running shoes for valentines day too. Only I haven’t used mine for running. Not yet.
You have a really nice blog here. I loved it. By no means mediocre.

bluesugarpoet said...

so true, JR - nothing like a runner's high. Just wish i didn't have to run so far to get there.:)

thanks for dropping by, little girl lost. Glad that you think this little ol' blog is not mediocre. It used to be more mediocre, but I got over it. lol