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May 04, 2008

NO SHE DIDN'T.....

Well, it seems that I am now forced to suck up my whining and complaining about the stitches in my head, the fact that I can't lift my arm at more than a 45 degree angle (an improvement!), and the nasty bruise on my knee....because this is what I looked like on Wednesday....minus the batton...minus the "still running" attitude...minus everything, but the blood.


















I sortof wish I hadn't found this article, or the pictures because I was really happy with all the sympathy I was getting....

On a totally unrelated, but running, note, my 7 year old niece and nephew ran in their first race ever yesterday. Because I'm not a total wimp, I did show up to run the one miler with them, even though I was told NOT to run until Monday (see, I really am almost as tough at that girl from Stanford...). My niece, a little Amy protege, came in first place female! Okay, so I've only come in first place once and there were like 7 people in the whole race, but who's counting, right? My nephew, who ran the entire way, came in 4th behind 3 boys who were much bigger than he is! Unfortunately, Auntie Amy forgot to explain the whole trophy deal and he was totally confused when she got a trophy, but he beat her (and me, and my brother, as he calmly explained). So, because I'm a sucker, and I don't want him to get discouraged, I gave him first place for the family award (and yes, I totally made that award up). I even had a little medal made for him that pronounced him the best Galeazzo runner alive (or something like that). He thinks the race directors made it for him. He's 7, so give me a break okay. The "race directors"even included a note to tell him that not all races give out these kind of awards, and that "it's not about winning or losing, it's about who shows up and RUNS"...yes, I totally went down that road.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Congrats to the niece and nephew!

Kurt said...

She is so adorable. You have cute kids in your family!

Nothing wrong with the hardware. It is one of the reasons I still run. I love it, I am a materialistic guy when it comes to my running and it makes me feel good. Whether your 7 or 47 we like our prizes.