So, I had been pretty busy and did not get a chance to post the last few weeks' ugly race pics. "Luckily," some "nice" folks in Congress decided not to do their jobs, and I got furloughed. Exciting, no? An unexpected vacation - I could travel, finish projects like painting, even take on a part-time job....but, no, no, and no. I don't get paid, and, under my contract, I can't work at most other places, if they'd even hire me short (I hope) term. So, instead, I am catching up on sleep and trying to check anything "free" off my to do list - which includes posting ugly race pics.
So - here we go...On September 8, I ran the Scallywompus 10K at McAllister park. It was hot and sweaty...and ugly:
Lots of starting pics of the crazy running chicken:
After the finish - sweaty running chicken
And then, thirsty running chicken
Next up, on September 28, was the SNIPSA Race for the Rescues 5k. I normally alternate dogs for this race, since they conspire to kill me when I run/walk with them together; however, I tricked Laura into herding Gwen. Before I could find Laura, though, they took me out (luckily, on the grass), Dingo slipped her harness, and they mooned the camera.
baddogs. But, I found Laura and we got ready to 'race.'
Then, I got furloughed and diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis on Tuesday, October 1. It was a pretty crappy day. But I ran the SARR Members only 15k in New Braunfels on October 6. A cool front had come through the night before, and it was a rare, cool, Autumn race.
and pretending this is easy, peasy, when my training has been pathetic. But I finished and ate a taco.
And there you have it - about a month of ugly race pics. So, on my furlough to do list, I can cross off "update blog" and move on to "scrape the shower scum." Fun times - but at least running helps (somewhat) to fight off the furlough fog. Now, write to your Congressfolks and tell them to stop sitting on their brains.