Sunday, March 5

Big and Bodacious

I can't remember if I posted anything about my goals for the Little Rock Half-Marathon on here. I probably did a few weeks back.

But just to refresh. It went something like this.

Have fun. Finish. Finish faster than I did last time. Finish in under two hours.

Those are the basics.

And I hit all but the last one. And finishing under two hours would have been close to 20 minutes faster than I ran in Memphis.

My unofficial time was somewhere around 2:11. I'll post the official finish time later.

And I've got the world's largest marathon finisher's medal.
It reads:
Big and Bodacious
Arkansas' Race for Every Pack
Little Rock Half Marathon
March 5, 2006


Blogger handisnacks said...

Hey BL, nice job on finishing the race. How was the weekend?

I got two nice runs in--a trial run along the Minnesota River yeststerday and a long run along the Mississippi River today. My intestines tested me as I had to wait until mile 7 for a bathroom.

How has work been lately without the boss?

I'm a little stressed out with work and school and trying to exercise enough so I can make it through work and night of studying. All good problems to have, I'm searching for a balance I feel comfortable with.

March 05, 2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Congratulations on a good run.

March 05, 2006 11:09 PM  
Blogger BL said...


Work without someone in my boss' position has been incredibly stressful. I suppose it's just part of the transition. But it's caused me to question a little bit my future in this city and in this industry.

You were a pancake cook in Alaska and I've never had a fun job like that. I'm wondering if I need a sabbatical.

But all that I've had to do since he left helped make me more appreciative of the accomplishment to complete the half-marathon.

It felt really good to finish this race and I finished strong.

March 06, 2006 6:13 AM  
Blogger BL said...

handi - By the way, what exactly is a trial run?

March 06, 2006 6:14 AM  
Anonymous T said...

Congratulations on Little Rock and you medal. What would you do if you took a sabbatical and how long of a break would you consider taking? Where would you go?

March 06, 2006 3:40 PM  
Blogger BL said...

What would I do on a sabbatical? Oh, I don't know. Darn near anything fun. Flip pancakes. Tend bar. Be a bouncer. Or a personal trainer.
Maybe I'd go to law school. No a long tme ago (relatively) I decided that doing what I'm doing now would be more fun than going to law school and I'd get paid better.
That pretty much holds true now that I'm doing what I used to dream about. The reality isn't really too much different than the dream either.
And I need to remember that lots of people dream about doing what I'm doing. It's like when I was at Notre Dame and I thought about how lots of tourists and subway alumni dreamed of coming to the dreary place where I walked to class everyday.
Life really isn't so bad after all.
I don't know. A sabbatical. I suppose I could do just about anything for however long. Life is short anyway. Might as well enjoy it.
But right now I think I'm more satisfied with my mini-vacations. I'll have to post soon about how going to Little Rock is one of the best vacations ever.
One of the nice, memorable scenes from Collateral was when Jamie Foxx's character talked about the mini-vacations he would take in his taxi by just looking at a postcard of the place he wanted to be. I can do that too.

March 06, 2006 9:11 PM  

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