Sunday, July 16, 2006




Here we are at the Lyman Viaducts in East Hampton, CT. It doesn't look very high in the photo, but let me tell you, I was shaking in my tevas when I jumped! I only jumped off once because well two reasons really. Reason number one, I almost peed my bathing suit the first time and I didn't want to risk it jumping another time. Reason number two, it hurt my ears. My boys told me I made a big splash, I am not sure to be happy or sad about that. They thought it was cool, of course.

I am out of my running slump. I have enjoyed running everyday since the last race when I kicked some booty! This weekend was my turn to host the club's run and I planned it to end at a swimming hole. We had nine people runnning together for about 8 miles and then five of us went for a dip. I LOVE swimming after running. I am not a good swimmer so even though it would appear that a duatholon should be in my future, it's not. The arm moving and breathing thing just baffles me. I can stay afloat and grind out swimming to little islands in the lake or reservior, but to like swim in a competetion would just be embarrassing.

Anyway after the swim, we all loaded up in my minivan, sometimes called the shaggin wagon on weekends;), and headed to Dunkin Donuts. My sweet runnning girlfriends surprised me with double chocolate cupcakes for my 38th birthday!! We ate chocolate cupcakes at 8:30 in the morning in Dunkin Donuts parking lot! We all know I can eat chocolate and a lot of it, but I usually don't start quite that early! It was totally great though!

10 comments:

susie said...

You are a brave woman! Sounds like a great day....And happy birthday:)

april anne said...

I'm sorry I missed the run. I hopefully won't over sleep next time. Happy Birthday!!!

Susan said...

How freaking cool! Awesome!!!

Jank said...

Wow! I've been looking for a freshwater swimmin' hole, and that looks like a fine one.

Running Rabbit said...

Okay...I have to know...How in the hell did the bikini stay on during a drop like that? ...or DID it?

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I don't think I could have made that jump and my splash would have emptied all the water...lol.

Belated Happy Birthday.

Run for Chocolate said...

The suit stayed on, alright, let's just say I needed a crowbar to get it out of my ass!

Robb said...

Does bodyglide work easier than a crowbar? I wouldn't jump off that thing.

Running Chick said...

it was awesome to run with everyone...i'm looking forward to the next one!

i can't believe i missed out on the cupcakes!

Michelle said...

I would have run all the way back for the cupcakes! See you this Sat?