Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Today's race was run to "I Can't Quit Her" and "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat, and Tears. I was reminded of this band the other day when Tucker and I were lying on the floor of his room, looking at his Woodstock poster. I haven't listened to them since I was maybe 12 or 13 years old, but I sure remembered the words, and boy oh boy do I love the horns in their songs!

So yeah, I ran a 10K today. I didn't go all out, as I have a sore hamstring. But I finished and think the clock time was 54 minutes and I'm really happy with that.

Funny thing: (already posted on dailymile, but in case you're not logging miles there...) there ws a girl with wild Hawaiian print shorts who was ahead of me the entire race. Any time I got into her peripheral vision, she'd speed up. After the 6 mile mark I started going faster. As I came even with her, she shouted "Oh no you don't!" and sped up. I called "You're welcome!" after her. Then she must have slowed slightly because we crossed the finish line with her maybe half a step ahead of me. I was not racing her, but she was definitely racing me!


courtney said...

Hahaha! I LOVE it! Congrats on your strong finish.

Irene said...

Way to go, Leslie! Love those songs -- Those definitely transport me back to another time as well! You ran an awesome 10K, even with a pulled hamstring.

Which race did you run? My PT and his wife were in SAC this weekend and ran a 10k as "bandits." (Ran without paying, just to run). The wife ran so well that she was actually one of the lead woman, and baffled the bike escort when she suddenly ran off the course just before the finish line.

Shelly said...

It's all about the music! Those are some good inspirational tunes for running!
Isn't it funny how some people will motivate themselves by not letting certain people pass them. I think its better to find someone you can run with, and cross the line together!

Diana said...

Great tunes! In regards to horns, a really good oldie to crank is the "Vehicle" by Ides of March!! Awesome tune as well!

Sweet job on the race!

Brit-Man said...

That other person sounded so lame.

You're running a 10k and she's only bothered about whether you outdo her or not. That is really funny.

Anyone would think it was just the two of you, in the most poorly turned out race ever, the way that sounds <:-o.

Unless she knew you which it sounds like she didn't, she must have had some very one sided agenda.

Nect time if she's racing, you'll have that pesky Hamstring back up to full strength, then she'll be made to pay muh ha ha >:-)

You can be really proud of yourself though and you never cease to amaze me.

Quite extraordinary sometimes what the human body can do when you think it shouldn't.

Take care and best wishes.

:-) :-).


Mel-2nd Chances said...

Hahah, funny! Great job on the race! Amazing what music can help you do! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about your hamstring, but it looks like you had a great race nonetheless.

I hope when my son is old enough to bring home friends, I'm as cool as you are!!!