Friday, November 9, 2012

Rock N Roll 'famous'

As you know, I am no stranger to fame.  Or, really, 'fame,' defined as randomly having my pic and/or quotes published in local periodicals, the Star, as the IAAP 'covergirl,' and other such appearances.

Well, now I made the Rock N Roll San Antonio Marathon event guide for the second time.  Of course, you do remember when I was 'famous' back in the November 2009 edition - right? 

Well, I just returned from the Rock N Roll expo and opened the 2012 event guide

No, I did not model for the cover. But inside.....

is a list of 'legacy' runners - those who have participated in the event every year since the inaugural 2008 marathon.  And, here I am, among 468 other legacy buddies.
Yep, "legacy" is close enough to "famous" for me!

Next up: Rock N Roll HM - then autograph signing, I'm sure (not really).

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Still tired...

Well, since I returned from Hartford I've either been too busy or am experiencing post-marathon fatigue.  Or both - because I am beat.  Last week was the final Wednesday night zoo run of 2012 - Brak Pak was out en force:

Then, Thursday night was Diva Night at Fleet Feet Sports - bra fitting, wine, Krav Maga chicks kicking butt, wine, chocolate, and some of my favorite folks, Street2Feet (Felicia, below, is not a member of S2F)...
Saturday night was the 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos 5k.  I phoned it in with my "thundercloud" costume this year - although I did have battery-powered "lightning" under the cloud.

I also phoned in my running performance - here I am at the finish, taking a detour to go pat an Iniguez doggie.

Then I blew my nose
It was really a nice race, directed by one of my favorite fotogs - Ceci.  She really puts the extra effort into the quality details.

Then, it was up again for Fleet Feet marathon training Sunday morning - and breakfast afterward at EZ's...

Then, I slept and hoped for a calm, easy week ahead.

Unfortunately, last night involved another midnight emergency trip to the veterinarian.  And, after struggling most of this past year with Vaca's cardiomyopathy, I had to put Vaca the cat to sleep.  This was the first time I've ever had to make that decision - and it really sucks.  But, in a short amount of time, it seemed that a blood clot knocked out his hind leg function and also his lungs, which I knew could happen with CM - my cat, Rojito, also lived with CM for 3 years - it tends to get the big, gentle guys.  Dangit.  But, now he can party on in his 10th life and my memory.  Adios, Vaca.