Back On My Feet Marathon RelayOn 10/3 I did the Back On My Feet Marathon Relay with some ladies from work, calling ourselves the Pace Cadets. We had a couple of runners, a couple of run/walkers, and a couple of walkers on our team. We also had a lot of heart and determination. I led off with the first 3 laps (6.6 miles). It was cold and windy, but still dry when I ran. I did my laps in 1:17 and was very happy with my time. The course is along the White River Parkway, so it's very pretty with a beautiful view of the city. That wind though. Brr! As with any other lap races I've run, the faster runners who were passing me were always so encouraging. I love that about runners!
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We finished after the official cutoff time of 6:00, but since they stayed and kept the timing clock running we know we finished in 6:33:36. But we finished, in that awful miserable weather, with some walkers who'd never done any kind of race before. If you look at the official results, there are seven DNFs on there. Seven people/teams who started but gave up. I am super-proud of my teammates for never quitting!
Great Pumpkin Run 2015
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We dressed up as the Don't Care Bears, and our costumes were a hit. Look for the Don't Care Bears + 1 to make an appearance at the Brew HaHa 5K on Halloween as well.
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TWD Season Premiere: Walk This WaySpoiler-free I promise, so feel free to keep reading even if you haven't watched yet. I have been a fan of zombie fiction, and post-apocalyptic fiction in general, since high school. While it was not Kevin's favorite genre, he did enjoy some of it as well, so I convinced him to watch The Walking Dead with me from the very first season, and we were both really big fans. Twice a year we would look forward to season premieres, and would always watch together, dissect the show afterwards, and then play the trivia games together online the following day.
Leading up to yesterday's season 6 premiere, I didn't feel quite the same excitement that I used to feel sharing it with Kevin, but I still was surprised - ambushed in fact - by how hard it really hit me yesterday. I cried almost non-stop from the time I got home from church yesterday until about 20 minutes before the show started. The only time I wasn't crying was when I cried myself to sleep. I didn't know if I could watch it, didn't know if I should watch it. I had the DVR set just in case, thinking if I couldn't watch it Sunday, maybe I'd feel better in a few days.
I finally decided I would try, but if it was too much I'd just turn it off and read a book instead. Great episode, really. I'm glad I watched. Go watch it if you haven't yet. Of course, I kept thinking it would really irritate Kevin since they were jumping back and forth in time telling the story. He really doesn't like it when they do that; prefers the story be told in a linear fashion. I guess that's the engineer in him. I would argue that life isn't experienced linearly. While we live our own life going through time in a straight line, we share our stories of our friends and family when we get a chance to talk and listen to each other, so we don't always know what's happened to them at the time it happens.
The only times I really lost it during the show were 1) when a commercial came on for the new season of Gold Rush, one of Kevin's favorite shows; and 2) when they announced on Talking Dead that the second half of season 6 would premiere on Valentine's Day next year. Really?