A lot of typing mixed with a lot of deleting.
Was completely freaked after Race Packet pick-up when I saw my number was "911"
Yep, 9 - 1 - 1.
Like 9-11 [twin towers]
Like "911, what is your emergency?"
Reminded me of this: 911 is a joke - Public Enemy [flavor Flav].
I was happy when the Pita & Laurie reminded me of this song.
"Fire Burning" - Sean Kingston . . . . . "someone call 911! . . .Shawty [Emz]fire burning on the dance floor whoa!"
Truth be told. I was not liking this.
I. am. not. superstitious. [ha]
Thanks to all of you who sent kind words through email and in comments. greatly appreciated.
I did stumble upon this this morning [a la Jason] :
The definition, according to Mr Burfoot[author of the book he was reviewing], is that stotanism is about toughness, though it doesn't imply an insensitive, superman [I'll add super WO-man] approach. The stotan must be willing to stand on his[her] own, to resist pain, to stick to his[her] ideals. A stotan is quietly self-sufficient. He/she accepts the challenges of training, injuries, races, and disappointments without complaining, because [s]he understands that simply by keeping on, by sticking to the path [s]he has chosen, [s]he will get stronger and better.
* * * * * That last part: * * * * *
[s]he accepts the challenges of training, injuries, races, and disappointments without complaining, because he understands that simply by keeping on, by sticking to the path he has chosen, [s]he will get stronger and better.
I AM going to add "faster".
So that being said . . . . . .
. . . . . .I am hard on myself.
I expect a-freaking lot of myself.
I can do better than I did.
I have done better than I did.
No question about it.....I'll get that PR.
Real. Race Report tomorrow. And trust you-me . . . It's a doozy.
Once you add in all the gooey/painful/gory/gross details.
Emz official time was 10 minutes slower than I hoped but 10 minutes faster than last year.
BUT . . . .
[they were at the hotel. when I was alone]
on a positive note . . . . I didn't
my friends and family at the finish line. Smelly hugs, salty kisses and a whole lotta [black] RUN EMZ shirts blazing in the AZ sun.
Trying to dance [while experiencing flipping bad cramps] to the "cupid shuffle" with the Pita [pretending he didn't know me]. awesome.
the most amazing support group [cheerleaders] any person could dream of having.
I AM getting that PR in January.