Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pacing at AC 100

Tomorrow morning Suzanna, Jeff and I will drive down to Southern California where we will pace our friends at Angeles Crest 100. Suzanna is pacing Dan, Jeff is pacing Wally and I am pacing Tamara. We will all run approximately 45 miles with our runners. It will be a fun weekend. I really like to pace in 100 milers. One of the best pacing jobs I had was pacing my friend Stephen at Hardrock 100 in 2006. It was one of those experiences that I will never forget. I am so appreciative to Stephen for giving me the opportunity to pace him and for his faith in me. Believe it or not, I still think about that race and how amazing that experience was. Thanks, Stephen!

Suzanna and I ran today for about 8 miles. We hadn't run together in awhile and it was fun to catch up. Our conversations are so scattered. We both have so much to say and we try and fit everything in between heavy breathing. We talk about everything except politics. We have different views but we value each other enough not to let that interfere with our friendship.

I am still going at it with my upper body conditioning. I really am not seeing much change. It bums me out but I am getting stronger. Can I change my body at 50? I believe that I can. So.....I will just keep on keeping on.

I found a recipe for a green smoothie. They seem to be the rage in some of the blogs that I read. I will try one and let you know how they taste. More importantly, they are suppose to be really good for you. Since I can't cook worth beans, maybe I can blend a smoothie.(I really can cook, but I just choose not to.) I am so done with cooking!! I have got to get motivated to commit to cooking at least 3 times a week. Think of all the money and calories we would save. Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend.

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson


Rick Gaston said...

I hope it went well at AC100. Tough day for some folks.

olga said...

That Emerson quote is very timely for me:) Sorry I missed seeing you.

Anonymous said...

Kelly - Wonderful to have you there! You and Susana made AC a delight for our group. Thanks - Dennis

kelly said...

Hey Rick, it was a tough day out there. I might think about doing it next year. It is a tough course, but very beautiful. I really had fun.

kelly said...

Olga, I am sorry that your injuries flared up. I was hoping to see you out on the course! Take it easy and rest and get totally better. See you soon.

kelly said...

Thanks, Dennis! We had a blast out there helping everyone. It was a total honor to be a part of Team Diablo. Thanks! Congrats on a great race. I didn't see you afterwards, but I am so glad that you finished so well. I hope to see you soon.