Still basking in the glory of yesterday's race I floated through my day. After a 13 hour workday and a 3 mile "shake the legs out run" I sit down to check my e-mail. Secretly, I look forword to the "You rock " e-mails from friends and family. I open up an e-mail from Bruce, Tim's dad. The e-mail explains to me the results of the Carlsbad 1/2. Yes, I had PR'd. Yes, I negative split the race. Yes, I ran a 1:44 placing me 42 out of 600 some runners my age........and yes I got beat by an 80 year old lady. She posted a 2:43 but according to age grading handicap system she finished 20th for the females.
How do I feel about that?
I say bring it on. Give me more ladies like that. Let those ladies kick my pink running shoes to the curb. Those ladies inspire me.
So thinking of women like that brings to mind my favorite lady of inspiration. Readers I introduce..........(drum roll)......... Sister Madonna Buder. Some of you already know her but for the rest you here's her story.