Olivia's Marathon Misadventures

Monday, January 02, 2006

Great Day!

Miles: 3
Training: 60 minutes
Weight: problematic
Potato chips: 2 bags from vending machine - poor
Fiesta Bowl Trophies: 3!!


31 - 20 Buckeyes over the stinking Irish! Woo-hoo!

I really didn't want to wake up @ 4:30, but who does? Somehow, though, I knew it would be a great day. Hit the gym for 60 minutes to work out with the marathon training group. Again - lower body! ARGH! I was shocked that I wasn't in more discomfort. The 40 minutes of weight training flew by and the 20 minutes of core was a cinch. Am I hallucinating? Am I corn-fused??
Honestly, not bad. Don't get me wrong...I didn't slack off - I did workout, but it wasn't my worst nightmare either. Incidentally, my worst and sadly recurring nightmare is one where I am trapped in a car that I don't know how to drive that is out of control. Wonder what that means...

I digress. After work, I decided to revisit part of Saturday's route - the part where I started feeling weak. I wanted to be more comfortable with this portion of the race route. It is my backyard after all. I should have this leg down pat. I flew through the route! I bested my last 5k time, which also happens to be my personal worst. I was just so far out of shape in Chicago that the Elvis is Alive 5k was difficult. Anyway, I smoked that time and felt great.

Then, of course, the THIRD Buckeye victory in Tempe, AZ. SWEET! What a way to end the evening.

"Buckeye Battle Cry"

In old Ohio there's a team
That's known throughout the land,
Eleven warriors, brave and bold,
Whose fame will ever stand,
And when the ball goes over,
Our cheers will reach the sky,
O-HI-O field will hear again
The Buckeye Battle Cry
Drive! Drive on down the field,
Men of the scarlet and grey,
Don't let them through that line,
We have to win this game today,
Go Buckeyes!
Smash through to victory,
We cheer you as we go,
Our honor defend,
We will fight to the end,
for O - HI - O
Listen Here


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