Thursday, November 05, 2009

Winter Warlock

I got hit with something nasty last week and while I'm still not over it completely, I'm doing significantly better. Nothing like getting kicked while you're already down.

Halloween wound up being pretty sweet, although Fells Point was much quieter than years past. I couldn't figure it out. The weather wasn't great, but it certainly wasn't terrible, and I thought the Saturday night would have meant utter debauchery. No such thing. We stayed there for just a little while before returning to Fed Hill.

While I love checking out chicks dressed as slutty versions of various professions, it's not what Halloween is about. It's a time to be inventive. I'm sorry, but if you're going to dress like a slut, you're going to get treated like one. Me and my crew, meanwhile, are super original. This year Zero and I dressed as Siegfried and Roy, and Brennan was our white tiger. It was unreal. Pictures are available on Facebox via Nina's album. Jen dressed as Troy Polamalu and was a hit. Literally.

After a few hours of sleep it was time to drive to New York to spectate the marathon. It was pretty similar conditions to last year. Chrissie was starting with the elite women so we saw her first - she wound up running 2:44:37 for 12th place overall and 4th American! We were all super psyched. Then Melissa came through at 3:08:30, which to me is pretty pimp as I've not run that in my two attempts.

We made it home after a long day and it was time to crash.

I took Monday off as I still repaired myself, and Tuesday's swim was atrocious as a result of 10 days out of the pool. BUT the good news was that I ran a quarter of a mile on Tuesday night. I went up to the track and decided I had to at least try, so on Diane and Eileen's cooldown I joined them for a lap. I could barely keep up at their just over 8 minute pace, and by 200m my knee was about ready to explode, but I did it.

As JK said the other day, "little victories are still victories"

According to my PT down here, at 10-12 weeks I should be able to start running; tomorrow represents 9 weeks.

I have a big test ahead this weekend - HUBS OF FURY. I'm trying to make sure I can even ride at all, so it's going to be a milestone if I'm able to do it.

Just remember, as the Winter Warlock says in Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the beloved Christmas film, "Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking out the door."


KLIM said...

Actually, the Winter Warlock didn't say that. I believe it was the hot puppet who said that TO the Mr Warlock (or as WW notes - "Winter, please")

RM said...

Technically, you are correct - but it was actually Kris Kringle who said it first while they were out in the woods. Then "Winter" chimed in, singing the refrain of "put one foot in front of the otherrrrrr" haha

KLIM said...

Did you get that the Burgermeister Meisterburger was a direct reference to Imperial Germany circa 1914?

RM said...

Ha - yes. I love the political implications of our beloved holiday classics.

One of my favorites is "The Year Without a Santa Claus" because of the Heat/Cold Misers